Marna LaVay Bailey Bawden, 69, died February 14, 1995 in South Jordan, Utah.

Born March 1, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Erwin Delmar and Faun Hixson Bailey. Married Reuel J. Bawden in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 20, 1949.She served as a missionary from 1946-48 in the California Mission under Oscar W. McConkie. She earned her Golden Gleaner Award from the Emerson Ward, and was a Relief Society Theology Teacher in Granger, Utah. In 1959 she moved to California where the family was raised over a 30 year period. She served as Relief Society President in the Sunnyvale 2nd Ward and the San Jose, Calif. 10th Ward. She taught Seminary in California for 13 years. From 1978 to 1988 she and her husband served as ordinance workers in the Oakland, Calif. Temple. They then accepted a call to serve a mission in the South Africa Johannesburg Mission 1990-92, then again to the South Africa Cape Town Mission, March 1994 to the end of September 1994, when she was diagnosed with a cancer. She is currently a member of the Crescent 1st Ward of the Sandy Utah Crescent South Stake.

She is survived by her husband, Reuel J. Bawden; son, R. Jay Bawden and Linda, Pocatello, Idaho; daughters, Laura L. Halverson, Canby, Ore.; Kandice Kay McEntire and Warren J., West Jordan; Natalie Jean Baker and Douglas R., Morenci, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; brother, Reed Delmar Bailey, San Jose, Calif.; sister, Helen Harmer, Sunnyvale, Calif.; two aunts, Dolores Middleton, Bethesda, Md.; and Blance R. Shelton, Omaha, Neb. Predeceased by her parents, Erwin D. and Faun Hixson Bailey; and three brothers, Max Judd, Ronald Jay and Frank D. Bailey.

Funeral services Saturday, Feb. 18, 1995, at 11 a.m. in the Crescent 1st Ward Chapel, 116 East 11400 South, where friends may call Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park. Goff Mortuary, funeral directors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the LDS Church General Missionary Fund.

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