Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 4, 2013
Marissa Watkins

Obit Marissa Watkins


Marissa Dawn Watkins, 20, died April 1 in an automobile accident north of Salina. She was born March 8, 1993 in Fort Rucker, Ala., to Gary Oray and Kimberly Dawn Martin Watkins. Marissa grew up in Moapa, Nev. She graduate from Moapa Valley High School in 2011, where she excelled in theater and the dance team, Pirate Motion. She was currently attending Snow College in Ephraim, where she was majoring in music with an emphasis on piano. She also had roles in many productions in the theater department. She was also a member of the Arise choir at the LDS Institute. She will be remembered for her bright smile and for the way she showed love to everyone she met. She was a bright light to those that stood in darkness, with a spirit that was too strong for the mortal world. Survivors include her parents, Gary and Kimberly of Moapa, Nev.; brothers Matthew (Lori) of Moapa, Nev., Mark (Hope) and Michael (Felicia) both of Rexburg, Idaho; and grandmothers Marcia Watkins of Moapa, Nev., and Pat Martin of Stockton. Funeral services will be held April 6 at 11 a.m. at the Moapa LDS Chapel. Visitation will be April 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Moapa Valley Mortuary and again from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the chapel. Interment will follow in the Logandale Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at

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