Standard-Examiner, Sun, Jan 2, 2005
Marlene Hodges Friedli, 59, passed away peacefully from complications following surgery on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 18, 1945 in Preston, Idaho, the only daughter of Elmer and Maude Jones Hodges. She married C. Barry Nielsen on Sept. 7, 1962; they later divorced. She married Joseph M. Friedli on August 18, 1972 in Elko, Nevada. They were later sealed in the Logan Temple.
Mom was an avid scrapbooker, preserving our family memories. she also enjoyed collecting many owl figurines. Our hearts will always be warmed with the quilts, blankets, and afghans that she lovingly crafted. She also contributed numerous handcrafted items for the Churchs Humanitarian Program. She worked for Jacks/Lees Marketplace for several years. She provided loving newborn and infant care for numerous families. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings.
Marlene spent her childhood in Preston, Idaho and lived her adult life in Cache Valley, currently resided in Smithfield, Utah.
She is survived by her loving spouse of 32 years, Joseph; children, Debbie (Russ) Meeds of Bear River City, UT; Mari (John) Hamula of Ogden, UT; Jim Nielsen of Smithfield; David (Kris) Friedli of Hyrum, UT; Todd (Candy) Friedli of Sandy, UT; Kami (Jeremy) Womack of Logan, UT. Six granddaughters and six grandsons and one great-granddaughter. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Mildred Friedli of Smithfield, UT; four brothers, Keith (Yvonne) of Preston, ID; Ron of Bountiful, UT; Thayne/Cedar (Karen) of Preston, ID; Larry of Boise, ID; and Deone (LaMont) of Preston, ID.
Marlene was preceded in death by her parents; her father-in-law, Martin Friedli, a brother Elmo and his wife Wanda, a brother LaMont and his wife Joan, and sister-in-law Naomi (Ron).
There will be a family viewing and prayer at Allen-Hall Mortuary at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday Jan. 4, 2005. Graveside service will follow at Logan City Cemetery.
The family would like to express a very special thanks to the SICU staff and Dr. James Stringham at University of Utah Medical Center for their compassionate care. E-mail condolences to the family at www.allenhallmortuary.com