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Marjorie Crosby Sanchez

March 31, 1947 — September 21, 2023

Cedar City, Utah

Marjorie Crosby Sanchez, 76 of Monroe, Utah passed away September 21, 2023, in Cedar City, Utah after a hard hard-fought battle and complications of cancer and years of health complications. Although we mourn her passing, we are so grateful she is free from all of her pain. She was born March 31, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the oldest of Gilbert Garnell Crosby and Betty June Gardner Crosby’s 5 children. She grew up in Salt Lake City where she attended school at Cyprus High School. She spent some of her childhood visiting the mountains near Beaver, Utah where her father grew up. She loved the time she spent there riding horses and with her cousins down there. She developed a love for the outdoors and horses during that time that she never grew out of.

Marjorie married Jimmy Lawrence Gibson on August 1, 1969. She and Jimmy had three sons, Stuart Shane, Lance Lawrence, and Matthew Murray. She and Jimmy later divorced. Marjorie loved her sons and absolutely adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was so proud of each of them and their accomplishments and loved to tell anyone who would listen about them. She was currently planning a dinner to get all of her grandchildren together one last time this next month. She was so excited and was carefully planning every detail. She was heartbroken that it never happened but, was so glad to see or talk to all of them on the phone in her final few days. She hopes you will always remember how much Grandma Chez loves you!

Marjorie worked for the University of Utah Pathology lab and Holy Cross Hospital. She then got a job with UDOT and worked there for over 20 years, a job which she truly enjoyed in great part because of the people she worked with and the friendships she made there. One of those people she met was Raymond Erasmo Sanchez, and he changed her life. Raymond loved Marjorie in a way she never had before. They were married on November 3, 1990, in Salt Lake City. He made her feel special and valued every day they were together. They loved to go on adventures together whether that was going fishing or exploring in the mountains, traveling to go watch and support grandkids in their activities, or see new places and things. He made her laugh and brought joy to her life in an inexpressible way. She was devastated when he passed away in January of 2012 and has missed him so much all of these years apart. We are certain that theirs was a glorious reunion on the other side.

Marjorie was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served faithfully in many callings. She especially loved serving in 5 primary presidencies with the children, and her 6 years serving as an ordinance worker in the Jordan River Temple. But her most favorite of all was her time being a church service missionary in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building doing Family Search. Marjorie has a deep love for doing family history work. She has connected to many distant cousins that she considers dear friends as she has done this work that she loved so much.

Marjorie is survived by her children: Shane Gibson, Lance Gibson, Matthew Gibson, Shelly (Glen) deJong, Rebecca (Mark) Devenport. Grandchildren: John, Cheyenne (Jedidiah), Hailey, Ashley (Alex), Braden, Mikayla, Zachary (Hannah), Ryan and Alexis (Garrett), Hyrum, Ruthie and Lily, great-grandchildren: Skylynn, Dugan, Wyatt, Scarlett, Romeo, Layanna, Avery, and Skyler, sister: Cathy (Shane) Jackson, sister-in-law Becky (Rean “Max”) Vandongen, many loved cousins, and also many wonderful friends that became her family through the years. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Gil and Roy Crosby and sister Penny Richards and great grandson Sean.

Marjorie and her family would like to express their gratitude to her doctors, nurses, and other health care providers that have carefully and lovingly cared for her, especially the nurses and aides with At Home Health Care that she loved so much.
A visitation will be held Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 10-11 a.m. with funeral services at 11 a.m. at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W. Magna Main St. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park.
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