White Pine Funeral Services
Wednesday December 2nd, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Mary Anna Marcusen Jeppson
Mary Anna Marcusen Jeppson was born on April 26, 1939 to Peter Christian Marcusen and Lillie Muir Marcusen. She was youngest of their five children and was blessed with life-long friendships with each of her siblings; Boyd (deceased), Glen, Ladelle Smith (deceased) and Jean White. She grew up in Logan, Utah where she attended school from grade school through high school. She began classes at Utah State University where she met her eternal companion, Roland William Jeppson at an LDS Institute function. Roland knew right away that Mary Anna was quite a catch and felt inspired to ask her to marry him. She agreed and they were sealed together for time and all eternity in the Logan LDS Temple on September 16, 1959. It was the beginning of a wonderful journey through this life full of family, hard work, service, God, love and joy. The earthly portion of their journey together ended on Sunday, November 29, 2020 after Mary Anna suffered a stroke and moved onto the next stage of life.
Mary Anna and Roland raised 9 of their own children and then took in and adopted into their hearts an additional son from Iran. They are all overwhelmingly grateful for their mother’s undying service and charity toward all those that she loved.
She worked tirelessly as a mother and homemaker for many years as she supported her husband through his schooling and career. She also worked as an aide at Providence Elementary. She dearly loved little children and loved the opportunity she had to positively impact so many young lives. She retired from Providence Elementary so she could devote her time to her children and ever-growing number of grandchildren. She would drop everything and go, any time one of them needed her help. Throughout her life she devoted much time and energy to serving in whatever capacity she was called to in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She loved all those she served, especially the little children in primary. She also served as a worker in the Logan LDS Temple for many years. Through this service she developed many cherished friendships. She was sad when she had to give this up, but did so very willingly so she could care for her husband who was severely injured 4 ½ years ago.
She had the opportunity to travel to Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Iran, Germany and Austria with her husband. She made life-long friends everywhere they went and blessed so many people. If she met you, she considered you a friend. If you were a friend, she sought out ways to serve and bless you. Though she will be missed by many, the Christ-like love she showed for people across the globe will forever light so many lives. Her legacy is this light that continues to grow in brightness and intensity as those that she touched follow her example and pass it on. In lieu of flowers please help spread her legacy by finding someone that you can serve.
She is survived by her devoted spouse, Roland, her nine children; Lori (Bryan) Forsyth, Dave (Sam), Gordon (Cathi), Brian (Chanda), Camille (Scott) Stringam, Michael (Rachel), Kevin (Tricia), Theron (Autumn), Chad (Amy), Reza Ghaemi (adopted son); her siblings, Glen Marcusen and Jean White; 39 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Her funeral will be Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at noon at White Pine Funeral Services (753 South 100 East, Logan UT). In person services will be for family members only. Face masks will be required throughout the services and social distancing will be expected between individual family groups. The funeral service will be broadcast via Zoom; https://zoom.us/j/99913877655?pwd=bVRzSmxldFljSE1u...
Services are under the direction of White Pine Funeral Services. Memories may be shared with the family and a recording of the services will be available for a time at www.whitepinefunerals.com.
Feb 19 2021 5:09 PM
We express our love and condolences in the passing of Mary Anna. May our Heavenly Father bless each of you with many happy memories and comfort and peace. Sincerely Duane and Afton Marriott Crossen.
AFTON M CROSSEN Dec 11 2020 12:28 PM
Mary Anna was a friend, a classmate and for a time a fellow ward member, We both graduated from Logan High in 1957. We also had classes together at USU and often sat next to each other because our last names both started with M. It was in one of those classes that she told me she was dating Roland and that she liked him. Later on when we both lived in Providence we were together in the Providence Second Ward. I have fond memories of her during all of those years. She was a dear friend. Lovingly, Eleanor (Emie) Mitchell Bishop
Eleanor Bishop Dec 3 2020 1:12 PM
What a beautiful service, and a wonderful family. We love the Jeppson's. Joyce Caliendo
Joyce Caliendo Dec 2 2020 3:19 PM
Dear brother Jepsom so sorry for your loss I can feel your loss we lost a son 4yrs ago but know you will get through this in time god bless your hole family remember she is at rest now no pain god speed
hedstrom family Dec 2 2020 12:15 PM
Roland and family- My heart and love goes out to you. Mary Anna and I met in the 4th grade. She was my very best friend all through high school and graduation. I was in her wedding party and then she was in mine. Even after I was married and moved away, we kept in touch through letters, cards, and phone calls. I want you to know that it was a blessing to know her and love her. My love to you all, Jenell Geddes Hansen
Jenell Geddes Hansen Dec 1 2020 8:34 PM
We have so appreciated the love and support that MaryAnna and Roland have given to Autumn and Theron over the years. They were great participants in every significant event and activity happening in their family and she always brought a lot of spark and energy to every event. She will certainly be missed. Love, the Wilcoxes in Blanding
Janet Wilcox Dec 1 2020 7:43 PM
With sincere prayers and love at this difficult time. May the lord send his love and comfort to you. We love you.
Gary and toni Stringam Dec 1 2020 5:08 PM
Roland, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Your wife was always kind to me. Kathy Bayn
Kathy Bayn Dec 1 2020 4:16 PM
My family remembers the good times we had when when we came to your house to visit. Thanks for those good memories. Love, Rebecca Wirsch and family
Rebecca Wirsch Dec 1 2020 2:29 PM