Our beautiful angel mother returned home to her Heavenly Father on April 12th, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

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Delores was born November 10, 1932 in Payson, UT where she lived and attended school until she moved to the “Big City” (Salt Lake City) and worked the next 43 years as an accountant at Mountain Bell/U.S. West.

She married her sweetheart, Merlin R. Croft on December 12, 1968. They were blessed with 4 daughters. Delores was a hard working and loving mom. Often getting up before dawn to prepare lunches, walk to catch the bus, work full-time, and then return home to be a devoted full-time mom. She was creative and giving. Sewing matching outfits for her young girls and finding fun, creative ways to distribute Christmas gifts to her neighbors.

She was devoted to her Faith and her “eternal” calling as Church Librarian. She performed many acts of service including sewing and crocheting baby blankets to donate to the hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

She was well loved and will be truly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband Merlin and daughter Merianne. She is survived by her daughters; DeNae, Deann (Dave Hammel), and Denice. Her grandchildren; Jordon (Marissa), Kirita, Hailey, Dallin and Katie. And great-grandchildren; Briley, and Grey.


Memorial Service

Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
McDougal Funeral Home
4330 S. Redwood Rd.
Taylorsville, UT 84123

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Apr 13, 2021

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NEXT Carolyn June Boothe Lawrence Carolyn June Boothe Lawrence


We love you all!!! Delores was so kind and nice. We loved her as a sister-in-law and dear friend. We know she and Merlin has had a glorious reunion. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you have comfort and peace!!!

With Love,

Uncle Paul and Aunt Ruth

Karen Lowry , Kamas, UT, US Apr 15, 2021

I just loved sweet, kind, caring Aunt Delores. She was so nice to everyone. She always had that beautiful smile on her face. I never heard her say a bad thing about anyone. She was so friendly.

I know your whole family will miss her a lot. I am sorry that she is gone. Please take care!! We love you.

Karen Lowry , Kamas, UT, US Apr 15, 2021

I worked with Delores when we were at Mt. Bell. She is truly one of the sweetest, generous people I have ever known. One of our co-workers was getting married and Delores made my bridesmaid dress (which turned out so beautiful) and did it all at no cost to me. She was always happy and just brightened your day the minute you saw her. I'm blessed to have known her.

Kelli Niederhauser , Lehi, UT, US Apr 15, 2021

Thank you DeNae for this beautiful tribute to our mother. None were created in her equal. Always putting others needs before herself. She lived true to her faith in everything she did. She never placed judgement in all our flaws simply loved each of us as her daughters. She will be missed beyond words.

Mom we will "Speak Kind words to each other at home or where we may be"

Love you mom until we meet again.

Deann , Grantsville, UT, US Apr 13, 2021

Sending much love to you and your family. You are in our thoughts.

Shannon , West Jordan , UT, US Apr 13, 2021