Donna Jean Dalton Mitchell

Tributes~Donna Jean Dalton Mitchell

Donna Jean Dalton Mitchell
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Date of Birth: 
September 4 1928
Date of Death: 
October 28 2015

Donna Jean Dalton Mitchell passed away October 28, 2015 in Parowan, Utah at age 87. The family will be forever grateful to Reyes and Kacie Carballo for providing her with a beautiful space in their home at the farm, where she wanted to be, and such loving and tender care during the last part of her sojourn. Donna Jean was born September 4, 1928 in Cedar City, Utah to Harrell Warren Dalton and Alice Elvira Howell as the oldest of three children.
A lifelong resident of Parowan, Donna Jean graduated from Parowan High School and attended Branch Agricultural College (BAC) in Cedar City (now SUU) for two years, studying Home Economics. She married her forever sweetheart, Harold Seeley Mitchell (Hal), on July 9, 1948 in the St. George, Utah LDS Temple. They are the parents of four children: Harold Dalton (Doris) Mitchell of Springville, Utah; Christine (James) Challis of Olathe, Kansas; Jolene Blauvelt of Kalispell, Montana; and Janice (John) Hayden of St. George, Utah. They have 14 grandchildren and currently 21 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister, Maxine (Keith) Barton of Beaver, Utah. She is survived by her children and their families, and her brother, Charles Dalton of Parowan, Utah.
As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she held many callings, including Primary Teacher, Ward Primary President, and many years of service as Stake Relief Society President and Primary President. She loved Primary children. She developed close relationships with the people she served and those she served with.
Donna Jean and Hal operated a ranch and farm that was designated as a Utah Centennial Farm. Together, they were of great service to many in the community, county, and state and were honored by several organizations with awards for their achievement and service. Donna Jean was active in civic affairs including service on the board of the cattlemen's association and president of Parowan Reservoir Company. She was a member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers where she served in various offices.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Parowan 3rd Ward Chapel (90 S Main St, Parowan, Utah). Friends may call at Southern Utah Mortuary (15 E 100 N, Parowan, Utah) on Sunday, November 1st from 6 to 8 pm. Prior to services on Monday, November 2nd will be a viewing at the Church from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Interment will be in the Parowan City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.

Tribute compliments of Southern Utah Mortuary:

Place of Birth: 
Cedar City, Utah, United States
Place of Death: 
Parowan, Utah, United States
Primary State of Residence: 
Parowan, Utah, United States

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