Kathryn Diane Dorrity Workman
Our sweet and beautiful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great, great grandmother, wife and friend, Kathryn Diane Dorrity Workman passed away peacefully on September 26, 2022.
Born in Kanosh, Utah on June 3, 1931, to Rulon Dorrity and Reva Gustaveson Dorrity. Married Calvin E. Workman August 16, 1950, in the Manti Utah LDS Temple. Survived by daughter Wendy (Robert) Hanks, son Roger (Josephine) Workman, son Scott (Debbie) Workman, daughter Cindy Spainhower, daughter in law Raynalyn Workman, 24 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.
Diane is preceded in death by her son, Matthew Workman, daughter in law Julisa Workman, and son in law Tod Spainhower.
Diane started her life in Kanosh, Utah and moved to the “big city” of Salt Lake as a young girl. She studied at the University of Utah which is where she met and fell in love with her sweetheart and formed many lifelong friends. After marriage, Diane was an amazing homemaker. She attended cooking classes to develop various cooking techniques and skills and loved sharing her talent with everyone.
Together with her sweetheart, the family spent winters on the slopes snow skiing, summers at the lake boating/water skiing and riding horses at the beloved family ranch. Diane shared the passion of travel with Cal which led to traveling the world with their children and friends providing them with priceless memories. Diane was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in all the auxiliaries multiple times with all her heart. Later in life she went back to school to study at the LDS Institute, University of Utah and became a scholar of the scriptures. She was honored to serve on the Primary General Board for several years. She was on multiple committees serving and assisting in the creation of primary programs. She was blessed with the opportunity to travel and meet with other leaders in the church while witnessing their service. She was key in the creation of many of the latest LDS Childrens Primary Song books. She has left us with an unbreakable testimony of her love for her Savior.
Diane was a friend to all. Everyone who met her became her “angel”. Over the last few years the staff at Escalante Coventry and the aides from Utah Home Health Care became her extended family. All of those who assisted her became her adopted children. She genuinely loved each and every one of you. We would like to express our most sincere thank you and extreme gratitude to all of you darling, loving, angels that were her caregivers and friends.
An evening viewing will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary and Cemetery, 3115 E 7800 S, Cottonwood Heights, Utah. The following day, a graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Midway City Cemetery, 600 W 500 S, Midway, Utah. Interment to immediately follow next to her sweetheart, Cal.
Life Story Info
Feb 14, 1992
I joined the Primary General Board and served with Diane. I will always remember how beautiful she was, her smiling face, her style and grace, and how she was a "Dorrity" (I was a Brennan) such good Irish blood! What a doll she was!