Marian Frost Harper

Born: 12 Sep 1930

Died: 9 Dec 2010

At the age of: 80

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Spouse: Douglas R Harper

Children: Bonnie, Diann, Patty, Ronald, Darlene, Kris, Corinne

Parents: Ira L Frost, Vyla June Dayley Frost


marian frost harper

Marian Frost Harper, age 80, of Malta, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Mendon, Utah.

Marian was born on Sept. 12, 1930, in Burley, Idaho, the daughter of Ira L. and Vyla June (Dayley) Frost. She received her education in Burley, and graduated from Burley High School. She married Douglas R. Harper on Nov. 28, 1950, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Together, they raised seven children.

Marian was taught the value of hard work at a very young age. She used that value throughout her life as she worked side-by-side with her husband on the family ranch and as she raised her family. She was a devoted homemaker and used her many talents in creating a most wonderful atmosphere for her husband and children. She was an expert seamstress and sewed for family and friends throughout her life. She loved gardening and always had a beautiful yard filled with colorful flowers. Marian was an outstanding artist and was able to use her skills in oil painting to produce picturesque landscapes and elegant still-life pictures.

She was a lifelong and devoted member of the LDS Church where she held many callings. One most precious to her was serving at the Logan Temple with her eternal companion, Doug. Her upbringing instilled in her the value of family. She held close to her heart her husband, children and grandchildren. She looked forward to time spent as a family and was proud of each member’s accomplishments.

Marian will be remembered because of her sweet, kind, loving and compassionate disposition. Mom, we love and will miss you.

She is survived by her children, Bonnie (Larry) Henington of Brigham City, Utah, Diann (Duane) Larsen of Malta, Patty (Cordell) Sheridan of Almo, Ronald (Jaylin) Harper of Malta, Darlene (Mike) Pitcher and Kris (Kevin) Bird all of Mendon, Utah, and Corinne (Burke) Udy of Plymouth, Utah; 30 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; her siblings, Eunice Reed of Salt Lake City, Utah, Lorna (Kenneth Sr.) Turner, Kathryn (Richard) Goodfellow, and Irma Lindsay all of Burley; and Celia (Jack) Gilmour of Boise; and a sister-in-law, Verlee Frost of Burley.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents; her sweetheart, Douglas R. Harper who passed away on Aug. 13, 2003; two brothers, Gerald Frost and Myron Frost; one sister, Thelma Jackson; and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the Malta LDS Church with Bishop Brad Hutchison officiating. Burial will be in the Valley Vu Cemetery.

Friends and family may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

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