Deane M. ”Marshall” Strong

01/01/1928 — 06/21/2001

From Logan, UT, US | Born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Deane M. ”Marshall” Strong

Deane Marshall Strong, 73, of Logan, Utah, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2001, in the presence of family.

Deane was born New Year's Day January 1, 1928, at Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the second oldest of 3 children born to Mildred and Leo Marshall.

Deane was an excellent student and loved to debate on her school's debate team. She graduated from Granite High School and later from the University of Utah with a bachelor degree in elementary education. After graduation, Deane married and later moved to the Tri-Cities where she taught kindergarten in the Kennewick School District.

At the age of 22, Deane met Grant Holmgren Strong at a University of Utah dance in Salt Lake City. They courted for a short time and later married on June 14, 1950, in the Salt Lake City Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Grant and Deane moved to Richland, Washington, in 1951 where Grant was hired by General Electric to help design electrical systems for the nuclear facilities at the Hanford Site. They loved Richland and remained the next 35 years raising their family of five children and enjoying their friendships with other neighbor families with whom they were very close, until Grant passed away in 1990.

Deane was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held numerous positions of service. She will be particularly remembered for nearly a decade of leading, teaching, and training the little children in her Ward.

Deane was a meticulous dresser and of always kept her home neat and inviting. She had a great sense of humor and loved planting and nurturing her flowers. She spent many years battling bi-polar disorder but, despite the struggles and with the help of Grant, managed to successfully raise their children and enjoy many wonderful times together.

She is survived by her children Sheralyn and husband Randy Peterson of Blue Springs, Missouri; Kelly and wife Teri of Logan, Utah; Mindy of Richland, Layne and wife Tami of Orem, Utah; and Graydon and his wife Amy of Camas, Washington, and her 24 grandchildren and one great grandson. She is also survived by her brother Clyde Marshall and sister Delores Christensen of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Deane was preceded in death by her husband Grant and her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2001, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thayer Chapel. Grave dedication will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call on the family Sunday at Einan's Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. and also from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Monday in the Relief Society Room of the Church.

Donations may be made to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill NAMI, P.O. Box 79972, Baltimore, MD 21279-0972

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  • I am so sorry to hear of Deane’s death. She had a very difficult life. I remember the good times we had at Bear Lake and when we came to visit in Richland.

    George Lyman
    November 4, 2014
    Salt, Lake, City, UT, US
  • Condolences to my cousins Sherry, Kelly, Mindy, Graydon, and Layne. I have fond rememberances of your mother.

    G. Randy Lyman
    November 4, 2014
    Westminster, CO, US
  • I have so many happy memories of being at Bear Lake with the aunts and uncles and cousins of the Strong Family. I remember Aunt Dean when she was happy. I also remember her when she was “down” and kept to herself. I’m thrilled for her to be with her loving and ever kind husband, Grant, free from the physical impairment that marked the last years of her life. I love them both very much. My sympathies to their children at this difficult time.

    Kathy Lyman Bradley
    November 4, 2014
    Salt, Lake, City, UT, US
  • Deane was a very wonderful person with many talents. She was so great with little children. We are happy that she is in paradise with Grant and is free and happy again.

    She suffered greatly in this life and will receive a great reward in the next life for her trials. We love you all very much and wish you the very best.

    Ken and Cherrie Gale
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US