Marilyn Cederlof Bailey
September 6, 1936 – March 11, 2020
Marilyn Cederlof Bailey, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away peacefully surrounded by family Wednesday evening, March 11, 2020, at the age of 83.
She was born September 6, 1936 to Bertha Elizabeth Carlson and Ephraim Rollin Cederlof in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from East High School in 1954. Marilyn married the love of her life and eternal sweetheart, William Ralph Bailey, Jr., August 11, 1955. Marriage solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple, May 25, 1962.
Marilyn was a friend to all and was always helping others. She loved gardening. She had beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables from her garden year after year. Marilyn loved music. She enjoyed playing her piano and organ, and was always singing to her grandchildren.
Marilyn was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many callings during her lifetime but her favorite was playing the organ for the congregation to sing on Sundays. She never missed a Sunday to play the organ.
She loved her husband, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her sisters and brother were her best friends. She cherished the time she spent with her family whether it was at home, in the mountains, on a boat fishing or just sitting at the park. Marilyn will be remembered for her sense of humor, her love of music, her strong heart for service, and her faith in the Gospel, which she shared with her children, grandchildren, family and friends. She was a great example and encouraged her family to always be better people, and behave.
Marilyn is survived by her children Corrine (Dale) Titus; Gloria (Bill) Caughey; David (Suzanne) Bailey; Alan (Dianne) Bailey; and Steven (Alyssa) Bailey: 18 grandchildren: Jennifer (Allen), Veronica (Rich), Billy, Sarah (Aaron), Joshua (Amy), Preston (Ashlee), Machée (Travis), Patricia (Mike), Kevin, Bradley (Becca), Natalie, Thomas, Spencer, Austin, Anthony (Elise), Blake, Brittney (Jake), and Mindy; 22 great grandchildren; brother: John (Nancy); sisters: Elaine Cleverly (Glen), Janice Horoba (Winn); numerous nieces and nephews. Marilyn is preceded in death by her husband William Ralph Bailey Jr., her parents, a granddaughter, Melissa Titus, daughter-in-law, Suzanne and in-laws, Nancy, and Winn.
Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, our family is concerned for the health and safety of all those family and friends who loved our mom. We have decided that it is best for us to not have a viewing and funeral for her at this time. We will be holding a private family graveside service on Saturday, March 21 and at a later date hold a celebration of our mother’s life. We appreciate all of your love and support. Please take care of yourselves and continue to stay strong and in good health.
The Bailey Family