He was the 8th child out of 11 in his family. He was often amazed at the fact that he outlived all the rest of his family.

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Donald was always telling stories and talking about living in Coalville, Utah as a young boy. We would often go to Coalville where he would show us where he lived, went to school, and worked.

He was drafted into the Army and served during the Korean War. He became a sergeant just before leaving the war for blowing an enemy depot. His commanding officer thought he did such a great job that he promoted him to sergeant.

He was a devoted dad and grandpa. He always enjoyed having children around him and he lived with his son and daughter-in-law, one grandson and his wife, and five great-grandchildren. They all called him, Grandpa Grandpa.

Donald had 6 children, 18 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

An evening viewing will be held on Sunday, August 22, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123. A funeral service will be held Monday, August 23, 2021, at 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 932 West Greenoaks Drive, Murray, Utah 84123. Another viewing will be held one hour prior on the same day at the same location. Interment to follow services at Memorial Redwood Cemetery.


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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Aug 18, 2021

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