Marie Green Halpin , 63, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully from Glioblastoma brain cancer on March 7, 2017. She lived a full and adventurous life, always the life of the party and loved by all. She felt our Savior’s love as she faced her final trial. She will be dearly missed but know we will be with her again. Born January 7, 1954 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Harmon Earl & Elaine Ericksen Green. Attended Ensign Elementary, Bryant Junior High, East High and Utah State University graduating in PE & Filing. Taught at West, Hillcrest and Brighton High Schools. Pep Club Advisor, Coach, taught business and PE for 22 years. Published 32 yearbooks! Married Bob Halpin November 6, 1987, sealed in Salt Lake Temple April 6, 1989. Bob had 4 children from a previous marriage – Todd, Jeff, Amie and Shane. Marie and Bob had one child, Jacob, who was born March 14, 1990. Active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Served as YW President, Laurel Advisor & Camp Director, Gospel Doctrine Teacher, Primary Pianist, Ward Music Chorister, Missionary with Bob at Brighton Branch, Men’s Basketball Coach at University of Utah’s Single’s Ward where they won everything! Loved music, played piano and cello, held many wonderful concerts at her home and final send-off concert at Brighton High School. Active in sports, passionate about snowboarding & water skiing, played softball with Utah Shamrocks, played at Nationals for basketball, most valuable volleyball player in college, and inducted into the Utah Sports Officials Hall of Honor 2002. Survived by husband Bob Halpin, children Todd (Janette) Halpin, Jeff (Stephanie-div) Halpin, Amie (Corey) Johnson, Shane Halpin, Jacob (Sharon) Halpin, 10 grandchildren & many nieces & nephews who loved her dearly, beloved mother Elaine Green, brothers Sam & Mike (twin), sisters Sue & Becky. Preceded in death by her dear father Harmon Green, mother-in-law Donna Wynne, sister-in-law Diane Fisher, brother-in-law Roger Brown, nephew Colby Hatch, and niece Rachel Green.
Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, March 11 at Salt Lake Wasatch Stake Center, 8170 S Short Hills Drive (3425 E), Cottonwood Heights. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to services Saturday.
Interment, Mountain View Memorial Cemetery. Thanks to her dear husband Bob and special son Jake for the tender care they showed Marie during her last days and for all the many family members, neighbors, teachers, students and friends whose visits and expressions of love cheered her heart. As Marie would say, YAHOOO, I MADE IT! Condolences: www.peelfuneralhome.com