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Marriner Farley Bingham
"Dear Marriner Bingham Family, he will truly be forever..."
- Terry Dodge Family
The Idaho Statesman, 03/07/15
Marriner Farley Bingham passed away at the age of 89 on March 5, 2015, in Meridian, Idaho.
Marriner was born January 25, 1926, in Honeyville, Utah to Brigham Albert and Eva Viola
Stratford Bingham. He was second to the youngest in a family of 10, having eight brothers
and one sister. Raised on a farm, he learned the value of hard work and the love of
working the soil. He attended Honeyville Grade School and graduated from Box Elder High
School. He served as president of the local FFA chapter.
He served in the Navy as a pharmacist's mate at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland,
California and Hunter's Point in San Francisco, California. Following military
service, Marriner worked on the family farm in order to attend Utah State Agricultural
College. He stalled his father's Buick when Maralyn K Bunderson from St. Charles,
Idaho darted in front of the car. Their relationship quickly developed. After delaying his
studies to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the New
England States Mission, he married Maralyn in 1951 in the Logan Utah LDS Temple.
Marriner graduated from Utah State with a bachelors degree in zoology in 1952. The young
family moved to Seattle, Washington where he earned his D.D.S. at the University of
Washington in 1957. Marriner practiced dentistry in Nampa for 39 years. He enjoyed
dentistry, especially associating with the staff and patients. He was known for his
detail-oriented and artistic dental work, often completing his own lab work after hours.
At the invitation of Dr. Joseph Saltzer, Marriner was one of the first seven professionals
at Medical Center Physicians and Dentists now Saltzer Medical Group. He was an active
member in the Idaho State Dental Association and participated for years in resolving
disputes between dentists and their patients.
He enjoyed his association with business, professional and civic leaders in the Nampa
Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow.
Marriner loved to serve other individuals, often in his own quiet way. He served in
multiple callings in the LDS Church including as a home teacher, seminary instructor,
temple preparation instructor, bishopric counselor, high councilor and as bishop of the
Nampa Sixth Ward. Later in life Marriner and Maralyn served together in the Boise Idaho
LDS Temple for 9 years. He treasured his work and his associates at the temple. He also
served as a member of the Mercy Hospital Ministerial Council Association for 10 years.
Marriner loved to garden, and family, neighbors and friends enjoyed the harvest from his
garden that neared perfection with straight rows and non-existent weeds. He loved growth
and the blessings of a harvest. He never lost his love of farm life as was evidenced by
his ownership of cattle, Arabian horses and Brittany Spaniels. He took pleasure in the
beauty of the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and camping. He discovered photography
as a way to capture this beauty, resulting in many hours spent photographing flowers and
landscapes. His intrigue with photography led to his participation in a local camera
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maralyn, and their five children: Lyle Bingham
(Katrina Taggart), Ann (Renn) Yorgason, Keith (Debbie) Bingham, Warren Bingham, Karna
(Eric) Hirschmann, 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and his older sister, Beth
Richins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers: Albert, Earl, Fred,
Clifford, Don, Reed, Wallace and Ralph Bingham. The family expresses thanks to the many
doctors especially Dr. Michael Dee and the caring nurses, aides and therapists at St.
Luke's and Aspen Rehabilitation in Meridian.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 10 at the Nampa Idaho West Stake Center of
the LDS Church, 1500 Smith Avenue, Nampa at 1 p.m. A viewing will be held Monday, March 9
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Zeyer Funeral Chapel, 83 North Midland Blvd., Nampa and at the church
before the funeral from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Interment will be at the St. Charles,
Idaho Cemetery on Thursday, March 12 at 11 a.m.
Condolences may be shared at the Zeyer Funeral Chapel website, zeyerfuneralchapel.com
Donations may be made in his honor to the missionary fund of the Nampa Sixth Ward, Bishop
Derek Davidson, 16 N. Borah Way, Nampa, ID 83651.
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