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Maryellen Sjoblom Antczak

January 31, 1934 — December 31, 2023

Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Maryellen Sjoblom Antczak of Cottonwood Heights, Utah passed away peacefully on New Year's Eve Day at Intermountain Medical Center. She would have celebrated her 90th birthday January 31st.  Born in Draper, Utah to Oscar Frank Sjoblom and Thalia Fitzgerald in 1934, she spent her childhood years in Draper on the family farm. Her father and his brother farmed the Plain View Farm that was settled by her grandparents who migrated to the U.S. from Sweden.

Her mother a school teacher, was the granddaughter of the original Mormon pioneers who founded and settled Brownville in 1848.  Brownville is now known as Draper. In her own words, "the strength of her ancestors and positive attitude helped me to manage life's problems and not become defeated." Life on the farm was hard work, but she enjoyed time playing with her dog Penny, so named because she saved a penny a week to buy her dog for 25 cents and riding her horse Lucky, who was won by her father in a raffle at the 24th of July celebration.

Throughout her school career she received many awards and was involved in student council, modeling, cheerleading, piano, dancing, violin, art, journalism and speech. After graduation from Jordan High School in 1952, she married her high school sweetheart Donald J. Antczak, of Butlerville (Cottonwood Heights), Utah 10 June 1952 in the Salt Lake Latter-day Saint Temple. Shortly after getting married, Maryellen and Don moved to southern Idaho where they made lifelong friends, and moved back to Midvale, Utah a few years later. In August of 1959 they moved into their home on 7000 South (Fort Union Blvd). Her life was centered around service to her children, husband as well as church and communities. She enjoyed working with the children, youth and women’s associations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As well as the Sugar House Jaycees, Holiday Children's Center, and the Utah Training School in American Fork.

Maryellen worked as a Medical Assistant, School Secretary, Legal Secretary, and an AR Specialist at Intermountain Health Care until she retired in 1999.  After retirement she enjoyed traveling with family and friends.  Her favorite trip was to the Final Four in Texas where the University of Utah were in the finals.

Maryellen was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J Antczak 2022 (89) her parents, Oscar Frank Sjoblom 1983 (85) & Nellie Thalia Fitzgerald Sjoblom 1964 (57) and her sister Nancy Ann Sjoblom Berger 2005 (69).

Survived by her children; sons Robert Don Antczak (Kathy), Murray, Utah and Brett David Antczak, Odessa, Washington, and Daughter, Kaelynne Antczak Oliphant (Christian) Draper, Utah. Nephew & Niece: Scott Jensen, St. George, Utah, and Cherylann Jensen Johnson (Max) West Jordan, Utah. Grandchildren: Ashley Holly Antczak Cordell (Charlie), Annesa Olivia Antczak Lindsey (Jeffrey), Katey Thompson (Brandon), Jessica Thompson, Mollie Cook Thompson, Thomas Thompson (Brittney), and Alexandra Marie Antczak Culpitt (Dylan), Andrew Frank Antczak, (Merrell) Brett Hyrum Antczak and Mikaela Eden Oliphant, Samantha Kae Oliphant, Ireland Jade Oliphant. Her Great-Grandchildren: Mercedes Cordell Jackson (Ernicio), Denali Cordell, Jazmin Cordell, Autumn Cordell, Zola Bella Cordell, Ava Cordell, Dominic Cordell, Nora Cordell & Hazel Cordell, McKinley Lindsey, Leala Lindsey, Braxton Lindsey, Eli Lindsey, Raycen Lindsey, Wyatt Cook, Lily Cook, Josie Ottoson, Stockton Ottoson, and Oliver Thompson, and the Great-Great-Grandchildren: Amaya Jackson, Ernicio Jr Jackson, Nova Jackson Jaz Jackson. 

Friends may share stories and their memories with the family during the Visitation on Sunday, January 14th at the Memorial Mountain View Mortuary 3115 East 7800 South (Bengal Blvd) Cottonwood Heights, Utah from 12:30pm until 2:00. A Private Celebration of Life Service for family and friends will be held at the same location following the visit. Interment will be at Mountain View Memorial Cemetery, 3115 E 7800 S Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Mortuary Services provided by Mountain View Mortuary, Cottonwood Heights, Utah.

Pallbearers will be Brett D. Antczak, Christian Oliphant, Brett H. Antczak, Thomas Thompson, Todd Clark and Jeff Larsen. Honorary Pallbearers: Robert Antczak, Scott Jensen, Charlie Cordell, Jeffery Lindsey.

The family would like to acknowledge the overwhelming and heartfelt outpouring of support at this tender time. They are grateful for the kind care provided by Aspire Hospice Team, Nurses, Physicians and Care Team at Intermountain Medical Center, the members of the Cottonwood Heights 1st Ward, as well as the many friends that have stopped by to visit, called or sent their well wishes of support and love.

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Sunday, January 14, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

Memorial Mountain View Mortuary, Cemetery and Pet Garden

3115 Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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