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Marilyn Fugate

June 25, 1932 — December 25, 2021

ORANGEVILLE--After 89 years of life Marilyn (Cox) Fugate passed away on Christmas morning December 25, 2021. Her positive attitude, sense of humor, and sweet caring spirit made ministering to her seem more an honor than a chore by those who served her during years of chronic illness. She will be missed. Marilyn was born in Orangeville, Utah June 25, 1932. Married Scott Chadwick Fugate, of Ferron, on January 13, 1951. They were both recent graduates of Emery County Academy (High School). Shortly after their marriage, her new husband shipped out to serve his country in the Korean War. Her first child was born in Price, Utah. Following her husband's service in the U.S. Army, they settled into the Tri-Cities, Washington where he began working in nuclear medicine and science. Marilyn had 3 more children there and after 20 years they moved back to Emery County where she had one child. Then, as empty-nesters, she and her husband settled in the Cox family home in Orangeville. After her husband retired, they served a Family History mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Texas. Marilyn loved reading books and averaged at least 1 per day for decades. She especially loved history and religious books. The staff at the Orangeville Library did their best to keep her stocked with the latest editions. Marilyn instilled a deep love of reading in her children. In fact, for some in the family, a day at the library was a highlight. She was a daughter of Utah Pioneers and was taught by her mother in sewing, cooking, and budgeting. She could make the best creme puffs and donuts. The family was fortunate to have her budgeting abilities. Marilyn made silk flowers for wedding bouquets for family and others that remain cherished treasures. She encouraged music and science education in all her children. Marilyn is survived by her 5 children Chris Chadwick (Debbie) Fugate, Maggie (Mark) McMullin, Ruth McCoard Nelson, James Kon (Tish) Fugate, Scott Daniel (Jen) Fugate, 54 grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Also survived by her siblings Ted Cox and Carren Ogden. Preceded in death by her husband Scott Fugate, parents Hal and Lucille Cox, siblings Billy and Hal Cox, Arlene Lemon and Loriol Allred. A Celebration of her Life will be held at the Orangeville 1st Ward Chapel on Saturday, January 8, 2021, at 12 noon. Live-streaming is available on Fausett Mortuary Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to Symbii Home Health and Hospice in Price, or the Orangeville City Library. Interment will take place in the Ferron Cemetery next to her husband entrusted to Fausett Mortuary of Emery County. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and share memories of Marilyn at www.fausettmortuary.com.
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