Ada Marilyn Rust Murie left this world on December 14th, 2022, at the age of 94, ready to start her next adventure. She was born Sept. 7, 1928, to Burton Orlando Rust and Lillian May Sparks Rust in St George UT. She was the 4th of 5 children. Her Dad was a school teacher and so in her early years they moved around to wherever he was asked to teach. Her growing up years were spent mostly in Glendale UT. While there she met Elvin Edward Murie when he was visiting his sister, Belva Anderson, who was teaching school there. After graduating from Valley School, in Orderville, she went to one year at BYU, then came home to marry Elvin. They were married Sept 15th, 1947, at Swains Creek, which was at the time Crofts sawmill, up Cedar Mt. They spent their lives raising their 5 children, and serving friends, neighbors and reaching out to many they didn’t know. In July 1964 they were sealed together in the St George temple. In 1966 Marilyn went to nursing school to become an LPN. She worked at Valley View Medical Center for over 38 years. Most of those years she took care of newborn babies, giving them the special love that only she could give. When Elvin passed away in 1974, Marilyn was only 46 years old and still raising a family. She never let that slow her down. If she wanted to go somewhere, see something, care for someone, she did it, many times taking kids or grandkids with her. Her bumper sticker for many years said, “I may be lost, but I’m making record time”. She explored her world, loving the beauty she saw in nature. She was adventurous and hiked down the narrows several times. She loved camping, and Dutch oven cooking over an open fire.\nUsing her “Dad’s” recipes she became a candy maker, and is remembered by many for the candy pulls, using a hook to pull the candy, some with fancy stripes and some with peanut butter filling. Also making the best peanut brittle around. She also had a gift for “seeing” people. Some would come to\nher for advice and comfort, even ‘Kids’ that weren’t her own called her mom and spent a lot of time in her home. She loved the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. For several years she was primary president, and had a list of all the ward kids that she kept track of for years, long after her\nprimary days. They were still important to her. While serving as a counselor, she was instrumental in starting the cub scout program, not just for her ward but for the whole area. \nMarilyn loved music. She sang not just in ward choirs, but in community choirs, and small groups with other ladies. She taught herself to play the accordion and encouraged her kids to take music lessons. \nShe is the last of her generation on both her side and Elvin’s. She is also the last of the original “Enoch” group of friends. End of an Era! Such a legacy has been left for her children and grandchildren.\nShe is preceded in death by her parents, and her siblings, Lillian Ruth Smith (Russell), Marjorie Alice Dec (John), Lois Valera Thompson. Burton Lavoy Rust, a very special grandson Nathan Murie, and a daughter- in-law, Starr Murie.\nShe is survived by her children, Charlene Murie, Patricia Carlson (Rick), Brent Walter Murie (Kim), Dolores Wheeler (Steven) and Kevin Lynn Murie. She is also survived by 19 Grandchildren, 59\nGreat Grandchildren, and 3 Great, Great, Grandchildren, with 3 more on the way.\nOur thanks to all those who have cared for and helped Mom at this time.\nFuneral services will be held Tuesday December 20, 2022, at 11:00am at Garden Park Ward in Enoch (451 East Midvalley Road, Enoch, UT). A viewing will be held on Monday December 19, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 N 300 W Cedar City, UT), and on Tuesday December 20, 2022, from 9:30 to 10:30am at the Garden Park Ward in Enoch (451 East Midvalley Road, Enoch, UT). Interment will be in the Enoch Cemetery (1590 East Sunrise Drive, Enoch, UT), under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.