Deanna (Dee) Davis Egan passed away at Legacy House in South Jordan, Utah on Thursday September 2, 2021. Her devoted son Clay was by her side. She was 83 years old.
Dee was born September 29, 1937, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended South High School and began her career at LDS hospital in the admitting department. She retired from Intermountain Healthcare as a family needs and eligibility counselor doing what she did best, providing financial help and counseling to patients and their families.
Dee was a lifelong and devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings during her life. Dee married Fredric Karl Egan January 15, 1969, and later sealed in the Salt Lake City temple. During their marriage, the family moved to Galveston, Texas where Karl held a position at American National Insurance Company and Dee worked for the University of Texas Medical Branch. During this tenure, Karl and Dee were instrumental in establishing the first ward and meeting house of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Galveston Island.
Dee will be fondly remembered for her caring and service-oriented heart and her capacity to love others. Many of her friends called her mom. She will be dearly missed.
Dee is preceded in death by her parents: Thomas Delbert and Dora Davis; husband F. Karl Egan; brothers: Lynn and Dave (Elray) Davis; sister: Dora Jean Hilbert; daughter Shannon Egan Millsap.
Dee is survived by her children Steve Derrick from a previous marriage to Max Derrick and wife (Patty), Clay, Kip (Jeri), Drew (Carolyn), and Allison Holmes (Ed.)
The family would like to thank the competent and caring staff at Legacy House of South Jordan, Active Home Care and Hospice and the many friends who were there to assist her at the end.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, September 10, 2021 at the River Ridge 7th Ward, 10124 South 1300 West, South Jordan, Utah. A viewing will be held from 6-8 pm on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the Memorial Mountain View Mortuary 3115 East 7800 South, Cottonwood Heights, Utah, and again from 10-10:45 am on Friday, prior to the services at the church.
She was the perfect friend! I have over 50 years of great memories that are flooding my mind and bringing me smiles! I am glad she is with Karl and all her other loved ones.
My dearest friend Clay,
Absolutely loved your mom, she was the biggest sweetheart! So sorry for your loss and know that I am sending all my love and support to you and all the family. Love you dearly
Dear Auntie Dee,
Words cannot express how much you will be missed! You have been such an amazing aunt, friend, second mom, and confidant. Your infectious laugh, beautiful smile, and wonderful sense of humor will be forever engraved upon our hearts. I know my sweet mom was there with open arms to welcome you, her sister, partner-in-crime, concert buddy, opera, symphony, play and travel partner, and best friend!! May you two keep daddy and Karl hopping!
All my love to my sweet cousins…
May The Lord be with you and carry you.
Love, (as your momma would say)
My dear Aunt Dee. You were one of my favorite Aunts by far. You were always so kind, loving, helpful and you always wore that beautiful smile. We love you and are so thankful to know that we will see you again. 🙏🏼💜🙏🏼💜🙏🏼💜🙏🏼💜🙏🏼💜
What a wonderful lady. Truly one of God’s elect ladies. She was a wonderful neighbor and the kindest most giving person. She was a wonderful mother who raised good people.
Clay we are so saddened by the death of your dear mother. You are a great friend and all the good traits of your mom. You are much loved and in our thoughts & prayers. We love you and pray for peace and healing at this difficult time.
Tim & Des
Dee was such a good friend to me. I have missed not being able to run downstairs to visit with her. She was one of the kindest people I have ever known.