Marsha Ann Stewart (March 27, 1966 - December 10, 2022)
Marsha Ann Stewart, our beautiful and talented mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and
friend, passed away on December 10, 2022, at the age of 56, after a long and valiant battle
against multiple illnesses. Marsha, known by many as Mod, was born March 27, 1966, in
Murray, Utah to David Murdock Stewart and JoAnn (Harding) Stewart.
From a young age, Marsha always had a radiant and inviting personality. She made friends
wherever she went and was loved by all who met her. She attended many different schools
over her childhood and teenage years, graduating from Kearns High School in 1984. Marsha
was gifted with multiple musical talents, playing the violin, guitar, piano, drums, bass, etc.
However, her favorite was singing. She loved music and devoted many of her years to it. At 18
years old she was awarded a music scholarship to Dixie State College in Saint George, Utah for
her violin playing, where she studied for two years.
During and after college, Marsha participated in multiple rock bands where she was the lead
singer, and often doubled as a keyboard player, drummer, and violinist. She lived for performing
out with her band and practicing with her bandmates. She lived in Cedar City, Utah for a short
period of time where she made many lifelong best friends, and got one of her first hard working
jobs at Yellow Freight. That job made her realize her work ethic and how much she loved being
able to take care of herself financially. She eventually moved back to Salt Lake City, Utah where
she worked her way up from a front desk receptionist to the Head of Marketing of a
telecommunications company, TelAmerica. She made many commercials, advertisements,
slogans, campaigns as well as many other improvements to the company. Marsha qualified for
all the incentive company trips during her time of employment, which allowed her to travel all
around the world, something she loved doing. She wanted everyone to know how eternally
grateful for that job she was, and how much she loved working there.
During her time of employment, Marsha had started a family, having her daughter Jasmin in
1996, and her son Joshua in 1999. She loved being a mother and always made sure her
children were loved. She would often say as hard as her life had been medically, she would do it
all over again to relive the years she has had with her children. Marsha was caring, patient,
loving and understanding, some of the best traits a mother could have.
Marsha and her family moved to Saint George, Utah in 2002 where she could retire and
spend time focusing on her health and family. She had wonderful years with her friends and
kids, completing bucket list memories, such as skydiving (which she loved), and sunbathing by
her pool (with baby oil of course). She participated in a few rock bands, her most recent and
memorable being Sucker Punch. During her downtime she spent countless hours helping
multiple non-profit organizations in town and around the country.
Marsha obtained her Black Belt in Tang Soo Do alongside her son, Joshua, in 2018, something she had always dreamed of accomplishing. She loved to write her own music and was grateful to be able to record some original songs. She loved fast car rides in her convertible, karaoke, interior decorating, and event planning. She was even able to help decorate a house for The Parade of Homes, and it won. You would never catch Mod without her signature sunglasses, regardless of the time of day.
Over the last few years, her health declined quite drastically, and she was homebound most of
her days. Although sick, she got to see both of her children graduate college with their
bachelors from Dixie State University (Utah Tech University). She saw her daughter Jasmin
marry her high school sweetheart Tyler, and the birth of her two grandsons, Benjamin and
Sebastian. She spent almost all of her time with her kids, watching her favorite mystery, history,
and drama shows, eating late night sweets, loving on her pet pug Mugzie, and playing with her
Marsha was a fighter, in every sense of the word. She is one of the strongest people we have
ever known. She will be remembered for her contagious laugh, beautiful voice, warm smile, kind
heart, endless talent, sense of humor, her love for others, and kick butt attitude. Marsha wanted
a well written obituary, and often joked she would write it herself. She was a very detailed
person and could talk for hours on end about any topic, the gift of gab as she called it. She
wanted it to feel personal, and that you may learn something new about her after reading this.
We hope we did her justice, we love you, Mom.
She is survived by her daughter Jasmin Gerontis (Tyler Acosta), son Joshua Gerontis, and
grandkids Benjamin Acosta and Sebastian Acosta. Her mother, JoAnn Stewart, her siblings,
Randy (Maria) Stewart, Larry Stewart, Brenda Brooks, JoLynn (Jamie) McConnell, and Michael
She is preceded in death by her father David Stewart, grandparents, brother-in-law
Barry Brooks, and many of her best friends, who she considered family.
A Tribute Concert will be held for Marsha at BBB/Mike's Tavern in Cedar City, Utah
January 7, 2023, starting at 7:00 PM. All proceeds will go to Marsha’s children.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Marsha on January 28, 2023, at The Holy Trinity
Greek Orthodox Church, 279 S. 300 W., Salt Lake City, UT 84101, at 12:00 PM. Please arrive in
a timely manner.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to leave a memory on Marsha’s obituary page at