Dorthy Iona Hansen Rust, age 84, of Altamont, passed away July 10, 2018 peacefully at home surrounded by her family.
Dorthy was born October 18, 1933 in Upalco to Waldo James and Loa Iorg Hansen. She married Erwin Rust on December 23, 1951 in Ely, Nevada. Erwin's career led them on adventures to many states including Utah, Oregon, North Dakota, Wyoming, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Kentucky and returning back to Altamont, for the last 45 years. Together they welcomed seven children into their lives (three sons and four daughters.) They were sealed September 3, 1993 in the Jordan River Temple.
Dorthy had many interests that included gardening, canning, cooking, playing cards and gathering firewood. She continued her love of collecting Barbie dolls and listening to country music. She also enjoyed dancing in her earlier years with her husband. She enjoyed family get-togethers where she cherished time with all of her family. She was a fun, outgoing and loving person who enjoyed visiting with others. Dorthy was a wonderful and caring wife, mom and grandma who will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Erwin Rust, Altamont; children, Kent (Janet) Rust, Cedar Hills; Susan (Bob) Litton, Vernal; Cindy (Rick) Reynolds, Vernal; Diane (Kim) Lindsay, Mountain Home; Janet (Brad) Mecham, Neola; Mike (Ginger) Rust, Roosevelt; David (Jaime) Rust, Victoria, TX; 23 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way. Her siblings, Carma Jean (Gib) Hullinger, Roosevelt; Karen (Kent) Robison, Logan; Keith (Beverly) Hansen, Roosevelt; Charlie (Cindy) Hansen, Arcadia; sisters-in-law, Karen Hansen, American Fork and Linda Hansen, Round Rock, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Waldo and Loa Hansen; parents-in-law, LeRoy and Clara Rust; siblings, infant sister Colleen Hansen, Larry Hansen, Blaine Hansen, brother-in-law Doyle Lisonbee, granddaughter, Jill Litton Ballamis, and great grandson Boston Behling.
The family would like to thank Hospice Services and many others for their loving care.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the Altamont LDS Chapel. Viewing will be held Wednesday from 9:30 - 11:15.
Burial in the Altamont Cemetery.