Marilyn Thomas Bullock |

Marilyn Thomas Bullock

Marilyn Thomas Bullock of New Castle and Anchor Point, Alaska, passed away Aug. 5, 2008, in Homer, Alaska, after an eight-month battle with cancer.

Marilyn was born March 25, 1930, in Palo Alto, Calif., to Max and Verda Batchelor Thomas. She grew up in Nephi, Utah, and graduated from Juab High School. After graduation, she attended the University of Utah.

She married Lloyd H. Bullock June 22, 1951. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.

Marilyn loved Colorado and doing anything outdoors. She had a beautiful garden, loved birds and raised game birds and Jacob sheep. She was a great knitter, created beautiful stained glass, and was a lovely violinist who often shared her talents in church. Marilyn was a member of the Ginger Cookie Band.

Marilyn worked for more than 20 years for Colorado Mountain College, first as an instructor in secretarial sciences and then as the director of purchasing, retiring in 1995.

Marilyn was able to travel to many parts of the world. Marilyn and Lloyd enjoyed spending summers in Alaska and recently built a cabin in Anchor Point.

Marilyn’s greatest love was her family, and she adored being a grandma. She would do anything for and with her children and grandchildren. She was a great teacher who could make everything in life interesting and fun.

Marilyn was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was a seminary instructor, ward chorister, Relief Society president and pianist.

Marilyn is survived by her husband; daughters Beverly (Alex) Kamas of Grand Junction, Kristine Bullock of Riverton, Utah, and Marielle (Troy) Jordan of Draper, Utah; daughter-in-law Patty Bullock of New Castle; grandchildren Andrew and Kati Kamas, Jake Bullock, and Max, Tabitha, Connor, Parker and Brenna Jordan; sister Barbara Kelley; brother Clair (Margaret) Wright; sister-in-law Janice Thomas; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brother Gordon Thomas; son Tom Bullock; and grandson Xander Jordan.

Viewing will be held at noon Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the LDS church in Coalville, Utah. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. and interment will take place at the Coalville City Cemetery immediately after the funeral.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel in Rifle.

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