On March 10, 2022 Marva Walker Sorensen Lent passed into the next life.
Marva was born June 16, 1928 in a log cabin on the corner of 1500 South and Vernal Avenue. She is the youngest of the 10 children born to George Franklin and Rose Richardson Walker. She grew into a beautiful, athletic, spunky woman of integrity. Her belief in Jesus Christ was reflected in all the choices she made. She emulated our Savior in her example of obedience, service, and sacrifice to her family and neighbors.
She graduated from Uintah High School. She also was a member of the Days of '47 royal court. She was sealed to Morris Sorensen in 1948 in the Salt Lake temple, but became a young widow with 5 children in 1958.
She moved to Provo to study and graduate as a cosmetologist and used those skills to support her family. In 1962 she met and married Jack Lent and moved back to Vernal where together they built a large family including 4 more children. Jack passed away in 2008.
Marva enjoyed quilting, hand dipping chocolates, and singing with her siblings. She sang and lead the music in choirs, choruses, barbershop quartets, operettas, programs, and funerals her whole life long. Being very socially outgoing, Marva loved parties and playing card games with her family. She was a member of the American Federated Women's Club and leader of the Uintah High class of 1947 reunions. Church service assignments included countless music leadership roles, Relief Society President, Temple ordinance worker and supervisor, and senior missionary for 2 years with her husband Jack in Baguio City, Philippines.
She is the matriarch of 9 children, 46 grandchildren, 106 great grandchildren, and 3 great, great grandchildren so far. She taught her family the gospel of Jesus Christ through her example and love.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Ashley 1st/2nd Ward building, 3040 North Vernal Avenue, Vernal, UT Viewing from 9-10:30 a.m., services at 11 a.m. Interment Monday, March 21, 2022 at the Vernal City Cemetery, 9 a.m.
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