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Mable "Marcia" Darley

May 15, 1943 — October 30, 2016

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and wife Mable(Marcia) Juanita Banta Darley quietly passed away on October 30, 2016.

Marcia was born on May 15, 1943 in Nyssa Oregon to James Fulton and Evelyn Banta, following her twin brother, Maynard Banta. Marcia was a lovely, noble, and devoted daughter of her Heavenly Father and emulated the savior in all that she did. She was only 73 years young. Marcia had a zest for life. She had a wonderful positive outlook and enjoyed everything about it.

Marcia played the Clarinet since the 4th Grade and learned early not to be afraid of work. From a young age, Marcia always knew she was going to be a nurse.  During her senior year, her mother heard on the radio about four health Scholarships.  One was for nursing.  Her mother encouraged her to try.  She didn’t think she would get it but her mother told her “How do you know unless you try?”  This was a phrase Marcia repeated to her children often.  She applied and got the scholarship. She graduated from BYU and became a Registered Nurse.  She has served so many as a Registered Nurse. She worked at Bear River Valley Hospital for many years and has served so many in the community through this capacity. In the summer of 1963, she met Lynn Darley at a bishop’s fireside in Boise Idaho.  Lynn proposed in September of 1963 and they were married April 9, 1964 in the Salt Lake City Temple. Together they have made and enjoyed a beautiful family.

Lynn and Marcia served a mission at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.  They loved this experience together in their lives.  They also served as Branch President and Relief Society President at the “Our House” Assisted Living Center in Tremonton, Utah.

Second only to her love of family, Marcia loved and lived the gospel of Jesus Christ her entire life. More callings than can be listed included, Relief Society president, Young Women President, Primary president and Ward Cannery Specialist. She loved her ward members and always offered a hand to serve any time. No assignment was too big, too time consuming or too demanding. She was a source of love, happiness, support and kindness to everyone she knew. There was nothing on earth she wouldn't do for others. With her passing, her family and friends have lost a powerful spirit, a devoted friend, a caring mother and grandmother and loving wife. Her life and most importantly her example and her actions had a positive impact and impression on literally everyone she met. She left a true statement to all of us on how to live life, how to love and serve your family, your neighbors, your Creator and be a help and a hope in your community. She was unique and beautiful in every imaginable way and has left a void in our hearts that will never be completely filled until we meet again...

Marcia is survived by her husband Lynn Arthur Darley, her sister Dorothy Merrell, and by her children, Kevin (Jennifer) Darley, Thane (Leslie) Darley, Kara (Travis) Holm, Glenn (Valerie) Darley, Kenny Darley, Debra (Ryan) Snow, Amber (Leo) Larios, 25 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Brent Darley, Brother Maynard Banta, Grandsons Zakkri Joshua Holm and Travis Miles Holm, and Parents James Fulton and Evelyn Banta.


The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the Intermountain Hospice, Home Health and to the many devoted friends from the Deweyville, Utah Ward.

A Viewing will be held Friday November 4 at the Deweyville, Utah Ward at 9 am (10750 N. Hwy 38).  Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 am.

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