Marilyn Hildred Evans Ohlson, who, with her husband Keith, founded Salt Lake City, Utah, distributor Ad Centives West, Inc. (PPAI 101084, D7), passed away on July 12. She was 85.

The Ohlsons founded Ad Centives West in the basement of their home in 1979. She served as bookkeeper and general office manager of the company for 21 years, retiring in 2000.

Outside of the office, Ohlson was an enthusiastic fan of the Utah Jazz scene, enjoyed traveling the American West and collecting sculptures, and taking part in numerous outdoor activities. She was an accomplished gardener, golfer, skier, hiker, horseback rider and bicyclist. At 50, Ohlson cycled from Garden City, Utah, to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in three days.

Ohlson is survived by her husband Keith, son Douglas and his wife Barbara, son Dale and his wife Cathy, son David and his wife Amy, sister Dana Thorstensen, brother Duane Evans and his wife Jackie, brother Gary Evans and his wife Becky, sister-in-law Karen Huber, sister-in-law Adele Clay and her husband Ronald, and her grandchildren, Anna Winslow and her husband Brent; Cadie Westover and her husband David, Craig Ohlson and his wife Chay, Darcie Wiedeman and her husband Brayden, Cooper Ohlson, Erik Ohlson, Kylie Ohlson and Cambria Ohlson, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on July 19 at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary in Layton, Utah. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to The Utah Hemophilia Foundation.