Marilyn Macfarlane Halliday was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 11, 1928 to Grant and Lucie Gayle Macfarlane. She graduated from the University of Utah in Education. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. While at the 'U', a dashing young Beta Theta Pi, Max Halliday, took her on a blind date. They were married November 8, 1946, later solemnized in the Hawaii LDS Temple. Marilyn was active in the LDS church. She travelled extensively, loved tennis and bridge, and especially enjoyed lunch with her friends. She was a member of PEO and the Assistance League of San Diego. But of most importance, she was a faithful mother and wife devoted to following her husband wherever his career took them. She served as First Lady of the National Exchange Club in 1986. She was very active in the Marine Corps Officer Wives Clubs wherever they were stationed.
She is survived by her husband, Brig. Gen. Max G. Halliday, USMC (Retired), and her three children: Heidi Clark (Bob); Julie Evans (John); and Scott Halliday (Teresa). Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren and three brothers: Grant Macfarlane Jr., James L. Macfarlane and J. Richard Macfarlane. Proceeded in death by her younger brother, John M. Macfarlane.
Services will be Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 11:00 am (Viewing at 10:00 am) at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park & Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT. 84106. Interment will follow at Wasatch Lawn.
Arrangements under the direction of Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, Salt Lake City, UT.