Marva Call June 30, 1948 - January 11, 2022

Marva Call, age 73, returned to her Heavenly Father on January 11, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

Marva was born on June 30, 1948, to Lorin and Lola Klingler in Rigby, Idaho. She was one of 5 children and graduated from Rigby High School.

Marva was blessed with the privilege of being called mother by 5 beautiful girls, Joni, Tracy, Michelle, Victoria and Jennifer. Nothing brought her greater joy in life than her girls and nothing was more important than her family. She loved being a mother and a grandmother.

From a young age, Marva loved to sew and crochet. She made so many lovely things including all of her children’s beautiful Halloween costumes. She was an amazing cook and enjoyed listening to music especially Patsy Cline while making delicious things for her family. Laundry was always a favorite in her beautifully decorated home. She always had love to give and joy in her heart. In the end, she enjoyed eating all the butterfingers and twizzlers she could get and watching Cheers.

In her youth, Marva worked at Ben Franklin drug store.  A real go-getter, in her early years as a mother she owned a ceramics shop. Most of her life she was lucky enough to be a stay-at-home mother, running and operating her household and children’s busy schedules. She always supported her girls in their dreams and goals. Our mother exemplified love and dedication to all who knew her . She always had a smile on her face and was willing to do whatever she could to help others. Even though she was diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis at an early age, she never let it get her down. She fought her whole life to stay strong for her family.

Marva was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and she held many callings during her life here on earth and loved to attend the temple as often as she could. She loved to serve her community and found great joy in sharing the gospel with those she loved most.

We will miss our beautiful mother more than words can express. Thank you to all who have loved her alongside us. We want to personally thank all the Healthcare and hospice care givers that helped take care of our mom the last 9 years of her life.

Marva is survived by her daughters, Joni Cestari, Tracy Call-Schmidt, Michelle Hew-Len, Victoria Klein and Jennifer Hendren. She is also survived by 19 beautiful grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, a brother and 2 sisters. She is preceded in death by her loving parents, Lola Klingler-Duncan and Lorn Klingler and her sister Lorna Haddon.

A viewing will be held on, Monday, January 17, 2022, from 12:45 until 1:45 in the afternoon at the Walker Funeral Home at 187 South Main Street in Spanish Fork, Utah. A funeral service will begin at 2 o’clock p.m. following the viewing. Interment to take place at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.  There will be a luncheon following the services at the church located at 1850 South 2300 East, Spanish Fork UT 84660

Please return to this obituary on Monday, January 17, 2022, just prior to the service at 2:00 p.m. to view the livestream of the service below.

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A viewing will be held on

Monday, January 17, 2022

from 12:45 until 1:45 in the afternoon

at the Walker Funeral Home

187 South Main Street

Spanish Fork, Utah




A funeral service will be held on

Monday, January 17, 2022

at 2 o'clock in the afternoon

at the Walker Funeral Home

187 South Main Street

Spanish Fork, Utah




Interment will follow the funeral service

at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery



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    Lindsay B Moore says

    I loved the time I spent in her home with Jen as a young teenager. Marva always made me feel welcome and cared for. She was always happy and busy with a project for one of her kids. She will be missed and our family will hold you in our prayers.

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    Mechelle Cebrowski says

    Marva was one of the few people I know that I felt like I was getting a hug just being in the room with her. I am so thankful that I was able to say Marva was my friend. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Brad Allan says

    To Tracy and Michelle and all of the Family I loved your mom she was so Awesome I’m so sorry for your loss if there’s anything I can do don’t hesitate to ask any of you such an awesome Family Tracy ypu are the one in my life that I regret losing I just wanted to give my condolences in this difficult time in your life I’m so very sorry anything I can help with just ask Brad 8018951120.

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    Arlene Hymas says

    Marva was always so sweet and inviting into her home. She always had the pantry stocked with food and welcomed all! Victoria you are just like her!! Love to you all and I’m so sad I won’t be able to be at her services because I’m out of town but I’d love the family to know of my love and prayers for all of you during this difficult time. Lots of love and Heaven’s blessings. Love, Arlene Bancroft Hymas

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