Marsha Mangum Conley (Newburn’s) life tracks.
Marsha recently passed away, peacefully in her home in Washington, Utah, of natural causes. She may have left this earth but will never leave our hearts.
Marsha’s family moved to Page in 1958. Her dad, Owen Mangum, worked as an electrical Superintendent on the Glen Canyon Dam. Marsha is the eldest of six girls, who kept her mom, Adalena Mangum, very busy. They moved away from Page after the completion of the Glen Canyon Dam when Marsha was entering her senior year of high school. After graduation, Marsha married her high school sweetheart and returned to Page. A few years later, she married her California Casanova John Newburn. They had one daughter, Kristi. John unexpectedly passed away in 1989 when Marsha was 40 years old. Marsha was fortunate enough to find love two more times with long-time partner Andy Anderson and ultimately her soul-mate Jack Conley, who she married in 2011. Both preceded her in death.
Marsha loved her career and had an extensive variety of skills. She was known for her dedicated perseverance and unfaltering work ethic. She worked at Canyon Tours in her late teen years and then became one of the youngest justices of the peace at age 26. She officiated countless wedding ceremonies in her two terms as JP and loved her position in the judicial system.
Afterward, she became an escrow officer and office manager for Minnesota Title. She continued to advocate for peace and welfare in the community as administrative assistant to Police chiefs Richard Obergh and Wayne Wright. She then transitioned into the information technology specialist working alongside Officer/IT Manager Mike Bergner, updating the 911 and dispatch system and database. She retired as the operating manager at Reddy Ice and as her husband Jack’s assistant in his business, Micron Machine. During her career, she also served on many boards and was a member of Order of Eastern Star and of Beta Sigma Phi.
Marsha loved to play as much as she loved to work. Some of her favorite activities with friends were catching some rays in the Lake Powell sunshine, water skiing, jet skiing, boating and swimming. She also enjoyed cross-country snow skiing and snowmobiling in the great outdoors. She absolutely loved to fly and flew as co-pilot immeasurable times with her pilot friends and husband in hot air balloons, helicopters and airplanes and even flew over the outback of Australia, landing in remote villages along the way. She survived Whitewater rafting the wild Colorado River and skydiving over amazing Lake Powell. She traveled across the country many times, and to Canada, Hawaii, Mexico, and the Panama Canal to name a few. She was an adventure nut.
She very much enjoyed her retirement years spending as much time as possible with her adored mom Adalena and sisters Vicki, Terry (David), Cheryl (Mark), Lynna (David), Kim; and many nieces and nephews in Oklahoma and with her daughter Kristi and son-in-law Lino, her beloved grandsons Ashton, Tanner (Kendra) and Keaton (Alison), great-granddaughters, Ayla, Aria, Anna and great-grandson Daemon.
She will always be remembered for her incredible strength, unmatched dedication, loving support, and far surpassing willingness to be a confidante to all her friends and family.
We love you Marsha (aka Mom, Grandma, and GG)!
“Cherish Yesterday, Laugh Hard Today. Love Truly and Forgive Quickly!”
A celebration of life with immediate family was held in Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity, animal sanctuary or to homeopathic and medical research. You may contact Kristi at [email protected]