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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.


 


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