Marilyn Macfarlane Halliday

Born February 11, 1928

Marilyn Macfarlane Halliday was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 11, 1928 to Grant and Lucie Gayle Macfarlane. She graduated from the University of Utah in Education. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. While at the 'U', a dashing young Beta Theta Pi, Max Halliday, took her on a blind date. They were married November 8, 1946, later solemnized in the Hawaii LDS Temple. Marilyn was active in the LDS church. She travelled extensively, loved tennis and bridge, and especially enjoyed lunch with her friends. She was a member of PEO and the Assistance League of San Diego. But of most importance, she was a faithful mother and wife devoted to following her husband wherever his career took them. She served as First Lady of the National Exchange Club in 1986. She was very active in the Marine Corps Officer Wives Clubs wherever they were stationed.

She is survived by her husband, Brig. Gen. Max G. Halliday, USMC (Retired), and her three children: Heidi Clark (Bob); Julie Evans (John); and Scott Halliday (Teresa). Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren and three brothers: Grant Macfarlane Jr., James L. Macfarlane and J. Richard Macfarlane. Proceeded in death by her younger brother, John M. Macfarlane.

Services will be Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 11:00 am (Viewing at 10:00 am) at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park & Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT. 84106. Interment will follow at Wasatch Lawn.

Arrangements under the direction of Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, Salt Lake City, UT.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 21, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 21, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 24, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Owen & Carol Fabert

February 9, 2012

Carol and I are so sorry to learn of Marilyn's passing on. She was a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

January 23, 2012

LaJuan and I were so sorry to learn of Marilyn's passing. Marilyn was truly a lovely lady and we enjoyed all the tennis, bridge and dinners that we had together. We will remember her always. If there is anything that we can do to help you, let us know.

LaJuan & Dan Fenn

Darrell Holland

January 22, 2012

Max, I am so sorry about your loss. I've known you and cut your hair for so many years and think about you often. May God bless you and your family.

January 22, 2012

grant,jim, richard and family
my condolences to you for the loss
of your sister marilyn.
i think about the good times the macfarlane's and morris clan had over the years.
i miss my buddy john too.

rick morris

Ken & Linda Owens

January 21, 2012

Max and Family, Even though we have been out of touch for a while, we think of you often and know how much you will miss Marilyn. She was a such a loving, beautiful women. She always brought joy and laughter to any group she was involved with. Exchange has lost a truly wonderful Past First Lady. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Ken & Linda Owens

January 21, 2012

Max and family, we are so sorry to hear of Marilyns passing. She was always so nice to us when we were with the Macfarlane family..
Sincerly Tiffanee and Kassadee Keilbach. (johns granddaughter)

January 21, 2012

Dear Max,

Was sorry to learn of your dear wife's passing. Phyllis (deceased) and I thought the world of you two!! May the days ahead be good to you!!

Very sincerely,

Ed Scott
Rancho Mirage, CA

Kathryn MacKay Jones

January 21, 2012

My condolences go to both the Halliday and Macfarlane families. May the Lord bless you all during this trial of missing this loved one. Marilyn was a great friend of my sister Marian Mackay Nielson. Kathryn MacKay Jones

janell darby

January 21, 2012

Such a woman of warmth, love and class. She has been missed in Exchange.
with love, Janell Darby


January 21, 2012

Dear Max,

I'm so sorry to hear about Marilyn. What an amazing lady she was! You 2 were such a cute couple. I sure enjoyed visiting with you and Marilyn when you would come to Marilyn's appointments at Dr. Hirsh's office. It was so much fun watching you 2 hold hands and interact as such a sweet couple who was still so much in love after 60 years of marriage. She will be missed, terribly, by all of us at Dr. Hirsh's office.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Max.

Hirsh Orthodontics