I was born on Sunday, March 4th in 1962 in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was the youngest of four daughters born to Melva and Donald Stockman. I passed away on Friday, July 21st of 2023 in my home in South Jordan, Utah.

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After graduating from high school in 1980 I attended Ricks College. I graduated from there with an Associates Degree in Social Sciences in 1982. I then attended Brigham Young University for one year before leaving to serve in the Pennsylvania Harrisburg Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from May of 1983 to November of 1984. After completing an honorable mission I returned to BYU in 1986. I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work.

I immediately started working for the State of Utah Department of Human Services. I worked there for 10 years before having to go on disability because of insurmountable health problems.

I was born with a genetic birth defect known as Neurofibromatosis Type 1. This defect caused fibrous tumors to grow on the nerves both on the inside and outside of my body; which could be extremely painful. My mother Melva helped me and stood by me through my multiple surgeries during my lifetime. I also believe my Heavenly Father and Savior always stood beside me during my lifetime through these trials.

I was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I had a strong testimony of the reality of God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. I had a testimony of the Book of Mormon, the Prophet Joseph Smith and the truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I loved serving as an ordinance worker in both the Provo and Jordan River temples.

I am preceded in death by my parents and my oldest sister Jean McGean. I am survived by my sisters Suzanne (Douglas) Gull and Gail (Mark) Bown; four nieces and four nephews; grand nieces and nephews.

My viewing will be held on Monday, July 31st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy. My funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 1st at 11:00 AM with a viewing one hour prior to services also LDS church building located at 2550 West 9800 South, South Jordan.

For those unable to attend, services will be streamed via Zoom. Please visit www.larkinmortuary.com

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice.

Services

Viewing

Monday, Jul. 31, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E. Dimple Dell Road
Sandy, UT 84092

Viewing

Tuesday, Aug. 01, 2023 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LDS Church Building
2550 West 9800 South
South Jordan, UT 84095

Funeral Service

Tuesday, Aug. 01, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LDS Church Building
2550 West 9800 South
South Jordan, UT 84095

Services Handled By

Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S
Sandy, UT

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Jul 25, 2023

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