Donna May Thompson Brown passed away June 18, 2019 in Roosevelt, Utah. Her heart served her faithfully for 95 years but finally it was just done.
She was born May 1, 1924 in Bluebell, Utah to Franklin Benjamin Thompson and Laura Anderson Thompson . Since she was born on May 1st her grandfather Anderson gave her the middle name of May, she was the 5th of 10 children. She spent her entire life in the Uintah Basin. Her youth was spent living on Myton Bench, Indian Bench, and in Cedarview.
On September 10, 1942 in Roosevelt, Utah, she married Douglas Dale Brown from Monarch where they made their home on the family farm she spent the rest of her life there. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple, May 27, 1947.
When she was growing up she rode a horse to school and spent a lot of time helping her father farm. She was quite small, and had the nickname "Tinker". She was very athletic, and loved playing baseball and softball. With her excellent throwing arm her playing position was in the outfield. She broke her arm playing volleyball when she was 70 years old.
She was blessed with many talents. While herding cows in the summer for her dad she learned to play the harmonica and to yodel to pass the time. She was an excellent homemaker, award winning gardener, and artist. She had an inquisitive, imaginative mind and many varied interests.
Her favorite church calling was serving as a Beehive leader and a mutual love was shared by her and her Beehive girls. Her second most favorite calling was being a ward and stake dance director teaching ballroom dancing to the youth.
With her husband she served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Arkadelphia, Arkansas in 1982. She had various callings through out her life.
She is survived by her brother Kay Sterling (Bill) Thompson of Denver Colorado. Children, Gary (Arlene) Brown, Erda, Julee (Paul) Betts, Roosevelt, LaNell Brown, Kemmerer, 15 grandchildren, and 34 great grand children, 6 great, great grandchildren. And an Aunt to many more.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, eight siblings, and a granddaughter, Sheri Brown.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at the Neola Chapel. Viewings will be held on Sunday evening from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Hullinger Mortuary, 457 East 300 North in Roosevelt, and Monday at the church from 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. at the church.
Burial in the Roosevelt Memorial Park.