Our beloved Doris Marie Tarbet Sweeten danced into this world June 24, 1928, in Burley, ID to loving parents Caroline (Kitty) Tarbet; a seamstress who tailored all her dresses so Doris always looked like a doll, and Bourke Dewain Tarbet a gentle man and a dairy farmer who tap danced with his darling daughter and caught her tears in a teacup! She waltzed through heaven’s gates on November 6, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. She lived an amazing 94 years!

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Doris enjoyed a wonderful childhood in Burley, ID and Benson, UT with her siblings Bourke Dewain, Floyd Lee, James Lamar, Robert Max, Lois Jean, and Bonnie Ann. Doris loved her social life, she was homecoming queen, Seminary class president and secretary. She loved school, the many friends she made were friends for life.

She married the love of her life, and forever sweetheart Dewey H. Sweeten in 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they lovingly raised five children. Kandis (Denny) Jensen, Lori (Keith) Bird, Kellie (Mark) Cheever, Todd (Fran) Sweeten and Troy Sweeten. Together they created a strong family that worked together and played together! Doris and Dewey were very proud of their children. They brought great joy to their lives. Doris leaves a legacy of 72 +1 on the way, who will carry her immense love in their hearts. From her very own children to her great, great grandchildren, Doris has made each one feel so special and uniquely loved. She attended countless sporting events, music, and dance performances. Birthday parties and Halloween parades for her children and grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends. Christmas was a very special time because of the joy Doris spread. The family always looked forward to the “Sweeten” Christmas party, where we grew from playing the part of baby Jesus, to having our children play the part. There were always multiple angles, naughty sheep and reluctant shepherds who sang off key, except for Grandpa who always sang perfect!

Doris was born with the gift of endless love and light, that she shared with every person she met.

Heavenly Father and our Savior were near and dear to her. This believing heart was shown in the way in which she embraced her ward family and served enthusiastically wherever she was needed through her church where she developed many friendships that are near and dear to her heart.

Doris brought many gifts to the world and will be dearly missed by every person she touched. She was a beautiful child who grew to be a beautiful woman, but it wasn’t just skin deep, her beauty shone from within and touched all around her. Her smile was an automatic and authentic gift that she gave every person she met. She had a special way of making everyone feel important and loved. She was a lifelong example of unconditional love, “Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened” Theodore Geisel (He wrote Dr Seuss) kindness, and devotion to her family. She was humble and grateful for her blessings, and she enjoyed all of life. We all feel blessed that we got to be a part of her life, to have been touched by her light. Her passing has brought tears but more gratitude that she lived and loved, and we got to be a part of it.

Mom was not at all worried about going to heaven, with so many loved ones waiting for her there. But she said, “I love life!”

“Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened” Theodore Geisel (He wrote Dr Seuss)

Recipe for a Happy Family (From the Sweeten Family Cookbook)

Cream together:

1 cup of love

½ cup patience

½ cup understanding

Sift together:

½ cup humor

½ cup laughter

1 pinch of twinkling eyes

1 dash of song in your voice

Mix together above ingredients. Fold in a prayerful heart. Store in a wholesome body. Take one dose daily. Can be kept forever.

A viewing will be held on Friday November 18th, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the American Fork 37th Ward located at 1100 E. 400 N. in American Fork, Utah. A Funeral will be held Saturday, November 19th at 11:00 at the same location with a viewing prior from 9:30-10:30 am. Interment in Holladay Mortuary.

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Services

Viewing

Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
American Fork 37th Ward
1100 E. 400 N.
American Fork, UT

Viewing

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
American Fork 37th Ward
1100 E. 400 N.
American Fork, UT

Funeral Service

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
American Fork 37th Ward
1100 E. 400 N.
American Fork, UT

Graveside Service

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Holladay Memorial Park
4900 S. Memory Lane
Holladay, UT

Services Handled By

Larkin Mortuary
260 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

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Lori Bird

Post Date

Nov 10, 2022

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Doris always treated my family and me as hers’

My oldest son , Zachary said , “She was SO NICE to me”.

Mary Baysinger-Fairbanks , Sandy, UT, US Nov 23, 2022

Doris always treated my family and me as hers’

My oldest son , Zachary said , “She was SO NICE to me”.

Mary Baysinger-Fairbanks , Sandy, UT, US Nov 23, 2022

Doris always treated my family and me as hers’

My oldest son , Zachary said , “She was SO NICE to me”.

Mary Baysinger-Fairbanks , Sandy, UT, US Nov 23, 2022

Doris always treated my family and me as hers’

My oldest son , Zachary said , “She was SO NICE to me”.

Mary Baysinger-Fairbanks , Sandy, UT, US Nov 23, 2022

Doris always treated my family and me as hers’

My oldest son , Zachary said , “She was SO NICE to me”.

Mary Baysinger-Fairbanks , Sandy, UT, US Nov 23, 2022

Doris always treated my family and me as hers’

My oldest son , Zachary said , “She was SO NICE to me”.

Mary Baysinger-Fairbanks , Sandy, UT, US Nov 23, 2022

We moved into the ward when there were MANY other new people moving in. But Doris welcomed us personally with hugs on our first Sunday and many more. She always remembered us. I loved how happy she was to be involved in all the ward and neighborhood activities. She was an amazing and remarkable woman!

Molly Larson , American Fork, UT, US Nov 20, 2022

Darling Aunt Doris,

Your loving kindness in everything you did will always be most fondly remembered by me. You were like my 2nd mom and I am so grateful for all the sleepovers we kids shared with your family. You always had a smile and heartfelt greeting whenever we met and I knew you loved me unconditionally. I know you are now in the loving arms of your loved ones that have gone before you, including my dad. You have always been my favorite aunt and I love you infinity.

Sheryl Sweeten , South Jordan, UT, US Nov 19, 2022

Darling Aunt Doris,

Your loving kindness in everything you did will always be most fondly remembered by me. You were like my 2nd mom and I am so grateful for all the sleepovers we kids shared with your family. You always had a smile and heartfelt greeting whenever we met and I knew you loved me unconditionally. I know you are now in the loving arms of your loved ones that have gone before you, including my dad. You have always been my favorite aunt and I love you infinity.

Sheryl Sweeten , South Jordan, UT, US Nov 19, 2022

Love to everyone!!

My Aunt Doris always made you feel special and LOVED. Her sweet voice just made me smile and feel happy!

Teresa Peterson , Boise , ID, US Nov 19, 2022

Love to everyone!!

My Aunt Doris always made you feel special and LOVED. Her sweet voice just made me smile and feel happy!

Teresa Peterson , Boise , ID, US Nov 19, 2022

Always my favorite Aunt!

Much Love!

Claudia

Claudia & Kenny Ingleby , St George , UT, US Nov 19, 2022

Always my favorite Aunt!

Much Love!

Claudia

Claudia & Kenny Ingleby , St George , UT, US Nov 19, 2022

Always my favorite Aunt!

Much Love!

Claudia

Claudia & Kenny Ingleby , St George , UT, US Nov 19, 2022

Doris was a beautiful person inside and out. I remember when they moved to Lehi and we were in the same ward. She will be dearly missed. Rest In Peace Doris.!

Teralin Childs , Grantsville, UT, US Nov 11, 2022

Doris was a beautiful person inside and out. I remember when they moved to Lehi and we were in the same ward. She will be dearly missed. Rest In Peace Doris.!

Teralin Childs , Grantsville, UT, US Nov 11, 2022

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