Marilyn Crandall, 85, formerly of Springville and Salem, passed away on June 10, 2023, in Mapleton, Utah. She was born on October 25, 1937, to Norman and Lucille Frost in Kuna, Idaho. She moved to Springville when she was 12 years old. She graduated from Springville High School and LDS Business College. She later married her high school sweetheart, Lynn Crandall, on September 19, 1956, in the Salt Lake Temple. They raised their five children in Springville. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1992.
Marilyn worked hard all of her life. She worked as a secretary at West Side School and Thorn Construction Company. She owned and successfully ran Bart’s Catering, in Springville, for 25 years. She catered hundreds of weddings, dinners, and even movie sets. She was an excellent cook and was known for her meat pies. During this time she held the position of President of the Chamber of Commerce for Springville City. After selling the catering she went to work at Steiner’s(Wright’s) Floral.
She loved spending time with her family and planning events. She was adored by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always made each one feel special and loved. She loved girls trips, shopping, musicals, and a good bargain. She was interested in tole painting, sewing, decorating for holidays, and craft projects. She was an avid reader her whole life.
Marilyn was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many capacities within the Church. One of her favorite callings was being a temple worker in the Provo Temple. She loved serving in and attending the temple, even in her wheelchair. She loved the Savior and followed His example of selflessness. Her dedication to her callings, especially that of ministering sister, has touched many lives.
She is survived by her five children: Jill (Kevan) Hale of Lake Shore, Utah; Susan (Rick) Jones of Logan, Utah; Judy (Clark) Hatfield of St. George, Utah; Scott (Kerry) Crandall of Knoxville, Tennessee; Darcy (Scott) Moody of Salem, Utah; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Terry Frost. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brothers Ronald, Richard, and James Frost.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in the church at 1068 S. 1600 W. Hwy 89, Mapleton, Utah. A viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. will be held prior to the services at the same location. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
Our family would like to express our sincere appreciation to the staff at Spring Gardens Assisted Living and the Union Bench Branch for the love and care they provided.
For those unable to join us in person, livestream of the services can be viewed: HERE