Pauline Dearing Sturdy, 73, passed away February 2, 2024, unexpectedly. She was born to Eda Marie and Wayne Dearing, June 27, 1950, in Logan Utah, nine minutes before her twin sister Joelene Charlton. She is the 2 nd oldest of 5 siblings. Pauline graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1968 and received her RN (registered nurse) degree at Weber State University.

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She married Joseph Sturdy III in 1971 and they lived together in the Salt Lake Valley UT and traveled to Kendrick ID, where they build their dream home, until she passed away. Pauline is survived by her husband, 5 children (Jody and Ryan O’Connor, Michelle Sturdy and Jason

Hooper, Joseph Sturdy IV, Megan Sturdy and Jeremy Sturdy) 5 grandchildren (Poppy Hooper, Eda O’Connor, Kathryn O’Connor, Sophie Hooper and Althea Sturdy) and 3 siblings (Joelene and Randy Charlton, Jerry and Karen Dearing and Tim Dearing). Pauline was predeceased by her

brother Jeffery Dearing and parents Wayne and Eda Dearing.

She had many hobbies such as quilting, golfing, reading, skiing to name a few. Pauline deeply loved and adored her grandchildren. Her heart however had the generosity, energy and love to welcome and care for all who knew her. She was often described as “their rock” for many going

through hard times. She loved service and filled many church callings and was a Temple worker for 17 years at the Jordan River and Draper Temples. If you were sick she would call, bring you food or take you to lunch. She loved taking care of everyone she knew. When you were her friend you were family. She is greatly missed.

The Viewing ceremony will be held on Feb. 8 from 6 to 8 pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. 10600 S. (Dimple Dell Rd.). On Friday Feb 9 the viewing will be from 10 to 11 am and funeral from 11 am to 12 pm will be held at an LDS church on 11755 S. 2000 E. (Highland Drive). Please

send flowers to Larkin Sunset Gardens (see above) by Thursday 2/8/2024.

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Thursday, Feb. 08, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary
1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.)
Sandy, UT 84092


Friday, Feb. 09, 2024 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Hidden Oaks Meeting House
11755 S. 2000 E.
Sandy, UT 84092

Funeral Service

Friday, Feb. 09, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hidden Oaks Meeting House
11755 S. 2000 E.
Sandy, UT 84092


Friday, Feb. 09, 2024 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery
1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.)
Sandy, UT 84092

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Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S
Sandy, UT

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Knew Pauline very well while I was employed at the prison for many years. She was very amiable but at the same time all business - no nonsense in her responsibilities. Sad to know she has passed on.

Tom Gandley , Sandy, UT, US Feb 13, 2024