Monica Nichole Marks

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Monica Nichole Marks (48), of Cedar Hills, Utah, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019, as the result of a pulmonary embolism.

Monica was born February 27, 1970, in Mountain Home, Idaho. She is survived by her father (Harlyn Marks), mother (Christine Johnson), and three siblings-Danna (Richard), Darrell (Dusty), and Ashley. As well as her four nieces and nephews-Sarah (23), Kobe (20), Brooklin (15), and Kai (13). She is preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, Robert Merrill Marks (deceased April 1978), Ada Marks (deceased July 1998), Richard Johnson (deceased August 1978), and Mary Christine Johnson (deceased December 2000).

Monica graduated from Mountain Home High School, Mountain Home, Idaho, in 1988. She started working at a civil engineering company where she learned the skill of drafting. This would lead her on a lifelong exploration of designing subdivisions, sewer/water pipes, and almost anything related to transportation. Monica graduated from Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, in 2014, with her bachelor’s degree in Constitutional Studies. She was passionate about politics and government. She took an internship in Washington D. C. and would spend the next four years working in the area. Last February she flew her sister and nephew, Kai, out to drive a U-haul across the country so she could come back and live with her sister again. Let’s be honest…Monica and Danna could not bare to live apart. Monica was a second mother to Danna’s children. Her last day on earth, she bought fabric flowers to hide Sarah’s hair dye that had splattered on Sarah’s new, white shower curtain.

Monica enjoyed freelance journalism, photography, movies, music, golf, airplanes and was working on starting her own makeup blog. She could pretty much fix anything, do anything, plan anything, and prepare anything she put her mind to. She was incredibly smart and quick. She was a world traveler and spent time in Africa, Canada, England, France, Israel, Mexico, and many destinations within the United States.

Monica was baptized at the age of 8 into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She enjoyed learning about church history. When her niece, Brooklin, turned 12, she planned a trip to the Washington D.C. temple so they could do baptisms for the dead.

Monica was a most loving sister, aunt, niece, cousin, granddaughter, daughter, and friend. She was always looking for ways to help and serve others. She was loved by many and will be missed immensely. Families are forever.