The Sanpete Messenger

Verla Marx

Verla Marx
Verla Marx


Verla Mikkelsen Marx, who turned 102 on Oct. 19, 2016, returned home to Heavenly Father early Monday, Feb. 27, 2017.

Verla was the tenth child of Mickel Anton and Mary Ann Jensen Mikkelsen of Fountain Green.  She was married to Wesley Phillip Marx (deceased Aug. 17, 1970) on July 27, 1933, in Manti, Utah.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti Utah Temple on April 14, 1964.

Verla served her Heavenly Father in many capacities in the LDS church—as a teacher and president of the Primary, Relief Society, and Young Woman’s organizations.  She served a mission in Beloit, Wisconsin, in the 1970s.  She was employed by the Moroni Turkey plant for several years after the death of her husband, and a few years later, worked as head cook at the Sanpete Valley Hospital in Mt. Pleasant, where her excellent meals were a treat not only to the patients, but also to the doctors.

Verla is survived by her five children, 19 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.  Her children are: Anna La Raine (J. Whitney Redd) of Monticello, Utah, Gordon Wesley Marx (Loretta Mae Smith) of Yakima, Washington; Helen Irene Sorensen of Brenda Arizona; Farrel Eugene (Elizabeth Albarado), and Robert Andy (“Kay” Fredricksen) all of Mt. Pleasant.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant 2nd-3rd Ward Chapel.  There will be a viewing on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning from 9-10:30 a.m.