Beloved wife, mother and sister returned to her Heavenly Father and her eternal companion on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. She was born on July 21, 1935 to Arnold Marley Jensen and Florence Blaney Jensen. After her father re-married, she was raised by Madelyne Jensen, whom she loved dearly. She enjoyed a close relationship with her brother and sisters throughout her life. She was given the nickname of Rosie by her Father-in-law when her loving soon to be husband introduced her to his parents. It stuck because of her beautiful red hair. She married Robert H. Gerrard on May 22, 1964 in the Salt Lake City Temple and was sealed to him for time and all eternity.
She was a stay at home mom to three daughters and tended several of her grandchildren. She was most proud of raising her daughters. She was a devoted wife to her husband Bob and enjoyed 49 years of marriage with him. She devoted the last ten years of her life being her husband’s caregiver through his many ailments. Her marriage was her everything and will go on for time and all eternity. She had a wonderful memory and kept track of loved ones birthdays. She loved sending out birthday cards and being involved in friends and families lives. She was a wonderful listener and was always there to turn to. This was her great spiritual gift. She had a wonderful laugh and smile and zest for life.
She had tremendous faith and love in Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ. She was a devoted member of the LDS church and served in many callings. She loved being a Temple worker with her sweet husband, but her favorite calling was working in the nursery with him. Her love of the gospel and faith carried her after her husband’s passing a little over a year ago. She appreciated all the love and support she received from her ward family.
Marlene is preceded in death by her husband, Robert H Gerrard, Father, Madelyne and her Mother. She is survived by her three daughters, Ellen (Mike) Morando, Adele (Willie, deceased) Clark, LeAnn (Greg) Gibson, 7 grandsons, 1 grandaughter and 3 great grandsons; sisters, Janet Glines (Robert L.), Helen Matson, (Ron), Carol J W Peterson; brother, Lynn A Jensen and sisters, Kara Lee McCallister, (John) and Anavon Baker.
Family and friends may visit Friday, August 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 N. Main Street, Bountiful and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 16 at the Brookhurst Ward at 1298 N. 400 West, Centerville, where memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. Interment at Centerville City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.