Cover photo for Marylan Bywater Whitaker's Obituary
Marylan Bywater Whitaker Profile Photo
1937 Marylan 2022

Marylan Bywater Whitaker

October 15, 1937 — August 26, 2022

Our loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Marylan Bywater Whitaker, passed away on August

26, 2022 at her home.

She was born October 15, 1937 to Glen & Nona Bywater in Brigham City, Utah, and was the

second of ten children. As a child she lived in Stars Ferry, Unity, and View Idaho, as well as

Clovis, California for one year. In college she lived in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from

Burley High School in 1955, then graduated from Stevens-Henager College in 1956 in the

business field.

Dennis and Marylan met at Stevens-Henager College and were married March 27, 1957 in the

Logan, Utah Temple. They welcomed four children to their family; Ricky (deceased), Machelle,

Kathy, and Pamela and raised them in Chubbuck, Idaho. On March 27, 2022 they began their

65th year of marriage.

Growing up Mom learned the value of hard work by helping on the family farm and learning

many valuable skills within the home that she has passed onto her children. Mom taught 4-H for

several years and influenced many young people. She loved to garden, can, bake, sew, spend

time with her family and especially her grandchildren, and loved to serve others in the

community and her church. She enjoyed entering various items in the local and state fairs and

received many top awards. She served as the North Bannock County Fair Superintendent for

over 30 years. She worked for several years for the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District with the

Follow Through program and once retired volunteered in the classroom as a reading aide.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served in many

callings. She enjoyed serving as the primary chorister and women’s choir director for many

years. She also served as a Relief Society advisor for a local college ward where her and our dad

served together. She loved attending the temple and sharing her love of the gospel with her

family, especially through music.

She is survived by her husband Dennis Whitaker; Daughters Machelle Whitaker, Kathy Yount,

and Pam (Gary) Zeal; 16 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Grandchild on the

way; Siblings DeWayne (Louise) Bywater, Renae (Ben) Lindsay, Colon (Suzi) Bywater, Julia

Findlay, Deverl (Jenny) Bywater, Gale Bywater (sister-in-law), Sheila (Rick) Halterman, and

Janine (Doug) Halterman.

She was preceded in death by her son Ricky Whitaker, son-in-law Steve Yount, mother Nona

Bywater, father Glen Bywater, step-mom Edith Bywater, brother Richard Bywater, and brother

Mike Bywater.

Thank you to Heritage Home Health and Hospice for their service and care for Mom. A special

thanks for the love and care Dad gave to Mom. He spent many hours caring for her over the

years making sure all her needs were met and loving her.

An evening viewing will be held on Thursday, September 1 st from 6 to 8 pm at Wilks Funeral

Home located at 211 W Chubbuck Road in Chubbuck. A funeral service will be held to honor

her at 11 am on Friday, September 2 nd at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, located

at 4775 Hawthorne Road in Chubbuck with a one hour viewing from 10 to10:45 am. Internment

will take place at the Downey City Cemetery in Downey following the funeral services.


Memories and condolences may be shared with the family under the "Tribute Wall" tab above.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marylan Bywater Whitaker, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, September 2, 2022

10:00 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Ceremony

Friday, September 2, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Friday, September 2, 2022

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree