Marnie Lynn Beacham, age 46, passed away at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Nov. 10, 2017. Marnie was born in North Salt Lake, Utah, to Ernest Jeffery and Sharon Beacham on May 7, 1971, their only daughter. Even as a child, Marnie was head strong, determined and precise. She tuned into every tiny detail and was a better bricklayer than her brothers.
Marnie graduated from Grantsville High School with the class of ‘89 as Valedictorian and a Speech and Drama Sterling Scholar. She gave everything she did her all. Marnie was determined she was going to change the world and she did. She was crowned Miss Grantsville 1989, Miss Tooele County 1990 and Miss South Salt Lake 1992. She graduated from Utah College of Massage Therapy in 1996. She graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Social Science (Women’s Studies) and a minor in French in 2001.
Marnie specialized in maternity massage, craniosacral therapy, and intuitive bodywork. She loved her clients and helping others heal through massage. Marnie married Kirk Woodruff in the summer of 1994. They later divorced. Marnie welcomed her angel daughter, Madeleine Kate into her world in February 1999 and spent most of her waking moments over the last 18 years, advocating, worrying and providing for her.
Marnie was self-sufficient, building her own house through MountainLands Mutual Self Help Program in Kamas in 2004. Marnie loved to travel and she loved learning. She was always expanding her skill set. She attained her Real Estate License in 2012 and she worked as a Child Development Specialist for DDI Vantage from 2014-15. Marnie spent a lot of her time campaigning for members of the special needs community and envisioned creating a non-profit to serve them.
Marnie was kind, she was beautiful, and she had an appreciation for the arts, antiques, thrift shops, and good food. Marnie greeted everyone she met with her gorgeous smile and an authentic hug. She had a flair for cultivating life-long friendships and was an expert at expressing her love for others. She had an independent nature that she instilled in her daughter. We are going to miss her compelling presence and magnetic personality.
Marnie is survived by her daughter Maddie; her parents; brother Ty Bateman (Jodi); brother Matt Machon; brother Ernest Frank Beacham (Shawndi); sister-in-law Phoebe Beacham; and her beloved nieces and nephews: Crystal, TJ, Jade, Logan, Garrett, Kenadi, Bridger, Cabbi, Walter, Madison, Emmett, Sicaly, Fay, and Brystal. She was preceded in death by her brother, Burt Beacham.
A visitation will be held at the Grantsville Stake Center 550 E. Durfee St., Grantsville, on Nov. 15 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the Grantsville Stake Center on Nov. 16 at 12 noon with a visitation prior to the service from 10-11:30 a.m. Interment will be held at Grantsville City Cemetery following the funeral services. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation. A memorial fund has been set up in Marnie’s honor for Maddie at https://www.youcaring.com/madeleinekatebeacham-1007756