Marilyn Hawkins Jensen, 71, passed away December 13, 2020 at her home in Junction. She was born December 15, 1948 in Richfield to Harold "Bud" and Beula Thurston Hawkins. She married Juel James Jensen on May 13, 1966 in Junction. The marriage was solemnized in the Manti Temple on July 1, 1976.
Marilyn was always invited to the party because she made the best rolls ever. She enjoyed playing in her monthly bunco group. Her sense of humor was one in a million. She always had a smile on her face while cracking jokes or playing practical jokes on innocent victims. Grandma could always be found with a Diet Coke in her hand and a straw close by for the little ones. All of our first tastes of soda came from Grandma's coke cans. She loved quilting and always made beautiful quilts and afghans.
She was an avid Hallmark movie watcher, especially during the holidays and always had the best commentary to go along with it. She also loved watching game shows and a Jazz game was always playing on at least one TV in the house.
Marilyn loved traveling with her sweetheart, Juel. They moved around a few western states, living in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming before settling down in Junction to finish raising her family. She had a caring and nurturing nature, taking care of many loved ones of different generations throughout her life. She always took every one in and loved them as her own.
She loved her "little turkeys" - her grandkids and great grandkids - and would spoil them to the moon and back. She always had lots of cookies, candy, and sweets ready for the kids along with all the loves they could handle
Rest in peace, Grandma. We love you.
Marilyn is survived by her husband; children: Eric (Norma) Jensen, Junction; Shalleece (Samuel) Clegg, Tooele; grandchildren: Savana (JayLynn) Evans, Geoffrey (Jessie) Nielson, Austin (Sydney) Anderson, Dyllan (Mirenda) Anderson, Keaton (Lexie) Jensen, Garrett "Muffin" Anderson, Zella Clegg, Orme Clegg, Silas Clegg, Olson Clegg; and great-grandchildren: Aralyn, Hunter, Austin Jr., CJ, Braelynn, Brooks, Ridge ; siblings: Harold (Vicki) Hawkins, Tremonton; LuAnn (Kenneth) Holt, Salt Lake City; sister-in-law, Lynell; in-laws: Glade (Marie) Jensen, Afton Jensen.
Preceded in death by parents; brother, Cecil Hawkins; brother-in-law, Max Jensen.
Private family funeral services will be held Monday, December 21, 2020 at 12:00 Noon in the Circleville Ward Chapel. Friends may call Sunday evening at the Magleby Mortuary in Richfield from 6-7 p.m. or Monday morning at the Junction Community Center from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in the Junction Utah Cemetery. Live streaming of the services and online guestbook can be found at www.maglebymortuary.com under Marilyn’s obituary. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.