Marilyn Smith Brannon shed the confines of her earthly body on Friday, October 22nd, 2021. Born on July 20th, 1942, to Joseph L. & Josephine E. Smith in Delta, Utah. Marilyn married Howard Durrant in 1960, later divorced. And after many years, married her longtime soulmate, Ronnie Brannon in 1993. The most important thing in Marilynâ€™s life was family. She loved them unconditionally and cherished them all. She held her memories in the form of photos displayed all over the house. Her daughter Valerie Purvis (Jesse), and her son Melvin Durrant were her treasures, and they will miss her dearly. Others that will cherish her memory are stepdaughters Pam Medina (Ken), Karen Hytrek (Mike); grandchildren Jesse Ryan & Kathryn Purvis, Maggie & Molly Durrant, Megan (Cesar) Borromeo, Jenna Medina, Sydney Medina, Nicholas (Aimee) Hytrek, Kiana Hytrek, and Kelly Hytrek; and her great grandchildren Raiden & Ariabella. She was also loved by her brothers Dennis (June) Smith, and Ron (Carol) Smith, sister-in-law Elaine (David) Smith, and many adoring nieces and nephews. Marilyn is preceded in death by her mother, father, and brother David. A private Celebration of Life was held on 10/23. Her wish is to be cremated and ashes disbursed in Astoria, Oregon at a future date. The family would like to thank the care teams in both Tooele and University of Utah ICU departments, the U of U care staff in the AIM-A ward, as well as CNS hospice for their care and concern, not only for Marilyn but the family as well. Additional thank you to the Grantsville 7th ward Bishop Chad Johnson & Elder Bill Yauney for administering the family blessing and 7th ward Relief Society for their wonderful contributions of time and food. A most special thank you goes to Van Hardison, and his granddaughter Kiya for always looking after mom and dad and their continued assistance in the care and maintenance of the people and home we love.\n\nTo send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Marilyn Smith Brannon please visit our Sympathy Store.