Our dear mother, Marsha Hackford, sadly passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at the age of 78. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother who was always there when needed. She loved and was well-loved by many dear friends.
Marsha, the second daughter of Frank and Lucille (Fagan) Hellewell, was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She lived the farm life with two sisters, Patricia and Sharon. The family returned home to Utah and added a fourth daughter, Merrilyn.
During the eighth grade, Marsha met her true love, Carl. They've been going steady ever since. After graduating from American Fork High School, class of '62, Carl and Marsha were married on September 20, 1963. They had two children, Wendy Lee and Carl Sean,
Marsha worked as an administrative assistant in various industries, making friends along the way. She enjoyed supporting her children and grandchildren in their activities. She is everyone's best fan. Marsha loved most sports, watching college football (Go Irish!), and golfing with Carl and the Fox Hollow lady's group. Marsha and Carl have logged many miles driving the country for family and golf.
Since 2019, Marsha has bravely battled ovarian cancer. Her immunity, weakened by the process, succumbed to lesser foes.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lucille Hellewell (American Fork), daughter Wendy Lee Hackford, sister Patricia and her husband, James Hardy.
Marsha leaves behind her husband of 59 years, Carl; sisters Sharon Brooks (Bill) and Merrilyn Taylor (Brent), son Sean Hackford (Syd). Four grandchildren; Summer Dart (Blaine), Ryan Davis (Amber), McKay Hackford (Lexi), Sadie Hackford and five great-grandchildren, Ellie, Avarie and Cason Dart, Charlie and Sage Hackford; many beloved nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews, and friends.
A visitation is set for Friday, January 13, 2023, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 1:00 pm in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chapel located at 745 North 600 West, Pleasant Grove, Utah where family and friends may attend a visitation from 12:00 -12:45 pm prior to the services. Marsha's final resting place will be in the American Fork City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.