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Della Edith Mariano

August 6, 1923 — October 27, 2012

Della Edith Mariano

Idaho Falls, Idaho - Della Edith Mariano, 89, formerly of Pocatello, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at a care center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

She was born on August 6, 1923, in Cambridge, Idaho, the daughter of Edsel H. and Edith Emma Egan Christensen. She attended schools in Downey, Idaho.

She married Lester Moroni Wilson on September 24, 1940,in Preston, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple. Lester passed away on March 20, 1977. She married Clarence Mariano on September 19,1980 in Pocatello, Idaho. Clarence passed away on March 19, 1998.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in the Primary, Jr. Sunday School, Young Women's, Relief Society Counselor, visiting teacher and ward librarian. She worked at A.M.I.. She loved to golf. She enjoyed bowling,camping, fishing, and hunting.

Della is survived by two sons, Lester J. (Patricia) Wilson, Salt Lake City, Utah; John E. (Korena) Wilson, Hyrum, Utah; four daughters, Edith Mariel Pilgrim, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Doris Neiwirth, Rockford, Idaho; Deanne (Michael) Wolfe, Pingree, Idaho; Teresa (Kevin) Boyer, Pocatello, Idaho. five brothers, Don E. Christensen, Pocatello, Idaho; Jay H. (Yvonne) Christensen, Pocatello, Idaho; Delbert E. (Deanne) Christensen, Highland, Utah; Doyle H. (Pam) Christensen, Meridian, Idaho; Earsel H. Christensen, Puyallup, Washington; four sisters, Melva (Don) Christensen Beck, Yuma, Arizona; Betty L. (Robert) Tomlinson, Pocatello, Idaho; Eileen McGinn, Orem, Utah; Patricia A. (Terry) Nelson, Monroe, Utah; 30 grandchildren; 83 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, grandparents, Rasmus H. and Nancy M. Bennett Christensen; George E. and Minnie E. Hope Egan; two brothers, Arvon E. Christensen; Thain G. Christensen; 1 sister, Sharon Colton; 1 great-grandchild, Xavier Wolfe

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the L.D.S. Ward Chapel (East Chapel Street) with Bishop Timothy Stronks of the El Rancho Ward officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Idaho.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel, 510 N. 12th Ave. 208-232-7199.

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