Marilyn Miller Veater was born in Panguitch on April 12, 1932 to Allen Francis Miller and Lena Norton. Marilyn was born into a loving home where she was spoiled by her father. As a child her family moved and lived in many places following her fathers work. Marilyn met the love of her life at the Gem Theater where James Gerald Veater was her chivalrous rescuer when someone stole her shoes. The rest is history. They were married September 28, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple. They shared their first home next to her parents in Panguitch where they raised 3 beautiful children: Tamera Ann, Geralyn and James Ronald. Their lives were blessed and they lived very well.
Marilyn always enjoyed working and held many jobs including: school lunch worker and various secretarial jobs. In later years because of Gerald's health they moved to St. George where Marilyn worked at IHC hospital as an insurance biller and as a receptionist. While raising their family they made many memories camping, fishing, hunting, harvesting, gathering arrow heads and spending time at Dog Valley. They taught their kids how to work hard and to be grateful. Marilyn lost Gerald to his health conditions where she quickly became strong and independant. Marilyn was a world wide traveler and avid reader, master chef, creative and wonderful seamstress and quilter. Marilyn showed her love of her Savior and the gospel by serving two missions: one in Russia and one in Florida. She held many various callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Marilyn is survived by her brother Boyd L. Miller. She is proceeded in death by her beloved husband James Gerald Veater; her parents; siblings; Gaitha Lyon, Dwight Miller, Kent Miller and great-grandson, Austin Rinehart.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday May 23, 2023 at 12:00 Noon in the Panguitch 3rd Ward Chapel (stake center) where friends may call from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Panguitch Cemetery. Live streaming of the services and online guestbook can be found at www.maglebymortuary.com below Marilyn’s obituary. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti