Marilyn Oliverson Winger passed away in the early morning of August 14, 2019 at South Jordan, Utah.\r\n\r\nMarilyn was born in Preston, Idaho on January 22, 1931 to James Elmer and Julia Clausen Oliverson. She had two older siblings (Gerald and Gladys) and one younger (Audene.) She grew up on a farm, in an area of Preston known as Egypt. She loved her books and made doll clothes—which she, primarily, used to dress up her pet cats! She attended Preston High School and was a medal winning sprinter on the track team. It was at school where she met Jay Bernard Winger, another farm kid & distance runner on the track team. (She was faster, but he had the endurance and eventually managed to snag her!) They were married on November 28, 1949 and quickly decided to try their luck in the “big city.” They settled in Murray, Utah and remained residents there for nearly seventy years. Their first child, Laurel, sadly died shortly after her birth and was buried in the orchard of the family farm. In due course however, they were “blessed” (there seems to be some question, but let’s not quibble) with two preternaturally talented children Janet and Jay Bryan. For a time, Marilyn and Jay worked separate shifts so they were able to care for their infant daughter and save some money in the process; they would pass each other on the stairs to their basement apartment, with the car running in the driveway, at the shift change.\r\n\r\nMarilyn, eventually, was a stay at home mom until her children started school. Then, was a long-time employee of Laury Miller Pontiac in Murray and on the “front lines” at the Utah State Department of Motor Vehicles. She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and, over the years, fulfilled various positions in her local Ward. Her favorite being a teacher (and mentor) to the young women in her ward. She doted on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and cherished being called “Granny!” (After initially taking umbridge, she eventually grew quite fond of being referred to as Granny, in reference to her “grand dogs,” as well.) Marilyn was an amazingly gifted cook (“What recipe?”) and enjoyed handiwork (her hand-crocheted potholders and baby afghans are the stuff of legend!) She loved cruising and her books. Later in life, she discovered tennis, quickly became a devotee and fierce competitor. She and her husband won the Silver Medal in the Senior Olympics trials. Her love of tennis also gave rise to a new moniker: My Mama the Tennis Bum!\r\n\r\nMarilyn Winger was a woman of great character and honesty, a fierce friend, secure in her faith, and loyal to a fault. She is survived by her husband of nearly seventy years Jay; her daughter, Janet Williams (Wayne); her son, Jay Bryan; four grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.\r\n\r\nA viewing will be held Monday, August 19, 2019 at 10:30 am followed by the funeral services at 12:00 pm at the Little Cottonwood 6th Ward, 6410 South 725 East, Murray. Interment will immediately follow at the Murray City Cemetery.