– written by her husband Platte.
Alice “Marilyn” Bayles, 87 passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, April 4, 2015 surrounded by some of the family that she so dearly loved.
She was born on February 28, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA to Joseph Earl and Geneva Ross Wilkinson.
Marilyn and Platte D Bayles were married on August 20, 1946 in Elko, NV. We were later sealed in the Mesa, AZ Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I have always believed that a wife’s love is the greatest gift a man can receive. I know that Marilyn has always challenged me, forever supported me and best of all loved me. It is my prayerful desire that Marilyn know how much her love meant to me.
Our children feel that the more they understand life, the more they realize what a wonderful, generous and wise person their mother has always been. She brightened their days with her special touch.
Fun trips and great parties she planned are some of their fondest memories. They will miss her very much.
Marilyn possessed a strong testimony that enabled her to accomplish whatever was placed before her.
She loved to garden, do needle work, cook and sew. Her dream has always been that her children reflect the kind of life that she taught them.
Marilyn is survived by her children, Stephen W (Sandi) Bayles, Hotchkiss, CO; April (Ron) Ruesch, Apple Valley; Gordon R (Debbie) Bayles, Cedar City; Carolyn (Dave) Pehrson, Delta; Tina (Mike) Pech, SLC; Mary (Mike) Luttio, Cedar City; and Brett L. Bayles, Hotchkiss, CO; 41 grandchildren, 112 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, two sisters, and her daughters, Gayle and Debra J Bayles. Daughter-in-law, Debbie; son-in-law, Ron; grandson Michael; grandson-in-law Scott; great-granddaughters Shalaina and Cheyanne.
Sincere heartfelt thanks to my daughters and to Intermountain Hospice for the loving, gentle care given to her in her last days.
Funeral Services were held Thursday, April 9 in LaVerkin, UT. Interment and graveside services were Saturday, April 11 in the Blanding, UT Cemetery.