Marlynn Bennett Lema

St. George, Utah – Marlynn Bennett Lema, 82, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019. She was born in Kenilworth, Utah to Linwood F. Bennett and Margaret E. Bennett (Wood). She married Lynn P. Bryner on October 21, 1988.
Marlynn was raised in Carbon and Davis counties in Utah. Always passionate about standing up for the rights of others, she obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah and passed the Utah Bar Exam in 1973 becoming one of the first 100 women in the state to become an attorney. She ran a private legal practice and served as Public Defender in Price, Utah before becoming a Court Commissioner in Washington County Utah. She returned to private practice in St. George, Utah before retiring. Marlynn loved music, reading, dancing, traveling and, of course, fishing.
Marlynn is survived by her husband, Lynn P. Bryner of St. George, Utah; her daughters Dana Victoria Lema of San Jose, California and Nichole Rene’ Siciliano of Las Vegas, Nevada, 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association of Utah –
Marlynn’s family would like to extend our gratitude to the staff of Beehive Homes Memory Care facility that cared for her, loved her and appreciated her big smile and even bigger spirit.
Friends and family are invited to sign Marlynn’s online guest book at



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6 Responses

  1. Thankfully, I have so many incredible memories of Marlynn. A wonderful combination of professional and friendly. She was for me a perfect example of a true friend of 29 years. Always there for me in good and bad times, never being judgmental, but supportive.
    She was such a shining example of compassion, honesty, love of her life, family, friends, and animals.
    I’m so blessed to have had her in my life. I will honor and miss her for the rest of my life. Tootles, love ya and have a happy dream Marlynn.

  2. Marlynn was a kind, compassionate person who really cared about people. She will be greatly missed. May her family be comforted at this time.

  3. So sorry Lynn you two were very special to me. I miss see you both. We are sending our love!

  4. So sorry for your loss. Lynn I will try to come down on the 31. I really enjoyed getting to know Marylynn I miss you. It has been a long time since I have been to St. George. See you then.

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