Marilyn Payne

Marilyn Mae Payne, 75, Layton, Utah passed away April 14, 2017 surrounded by her family.

Funeral services were held April 17 at the Light of the Valley Lutheran Church in Layton, UT.

Marilyn Mae was born on February 14, 1942, in Staples to Frank and Olga (Peterson) McGillivray.

She is survived by her life partner, her loving husband of 57 years, “J.D.” Payne; two sons, Walter and Michael; three daughters, Linda, Annette and Jodi; 18 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers the family has suggested that donations may be made to the American Cancer society.

“We who remain behind - her sons, her daughters, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren, all her friends and relatives - cling in faith to Jesus Christ, our only Savior and await that great day when we, together with our sister gone on ahead, will rise from our grave and follow our Savior out of this life into a better and perfect one. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His blood, be honor and power now and forever.         Amen.



If Roses Grow in Heaven

by Dolores M. Garcia

If roses grow in Heaven,

Lord, please 

pick a bunch for me,

Place them in my 

Mother’s arms

And tell her 

they’re from me.

Tell her I love her 

and miss her,

And when she turns 

to smile,

Place a kiss upon 

her cheek

And hold her for awhile.

Because remembering 

her is easy,

I do it every day,

But there’s an ache 

within my heart

That will never go away.

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