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Deon Winifred Webster Cotterell


1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Deon Winifred Webster Cotterell Obituary
Deon Winifred Webster Cotterell, age 89, of Provo, UT, passed away Feb. 21, 2016 at Cove Point Assisted Living, Provo, Utah.
Deon was born Aug. 22, 1926 in Blackfoot, a daughter of George M. And Ruth Winifred Baldwin Webster. She lived the ?rst 27 years in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School and working at the telephone company before marrying Glenn Hone. She had two sons (Steven G. and Dann W). In 1954, she married Milton Junior (Jay) Cotterell. They spent many years in the Army, moving to places such as Ft. Ord, Calif.; Tacoma, Wash.; Augsburg, Germany; Ft. Smith, Arkansas; El Paso, Texas; and finally, retiring and moving to Boise to live until their final move to Cove Point Independent Living in Provo, Utah.
Deon was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding many positions, her most memorable were Relief Society President, Meetinghouse Librarian and Stake Historian. Many years ago, she was a member of the Jaycee etts in Blackfoot, NCO Wives Auxiliary (Augsburg, Germany) the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (Boise), and the Life Care Center Auxiliary in Boise. She also was active in Genealogy and Family History work for over 50 years until her death. Soon after arriving in Boise, she volunteered downtown Idaho State Genealogy Library and helped open up the Family History Library in the LDS McMillan Building chapel in Meridian Idaho Stake in 1981. For eight and a half years she and her husband worked in the Boise Idaho LDS Temple. In 2007 they moved to Cove Point Independent Living in Provo, UT.
Deon's marriage to M. J. Cotterell was solemnized on July 18, 1987 in the Boise Idaho Temple and her two sons were sealed to them for time and all eternity. Their family loved to travel, fish, camp and visit extended family. She was well liked throughout her life, and loved to serve, teach and make many gifts for friends, neighbors, and strangers. All were welcome in their home including young women who needed assistance through LDS Social Services.
Survivors include, sons, Steven (Lori) of Houston, Texas and Dann (Shirley) of Orem, Utah; seven grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one brother, Roland (Rita) Webster of Blackfoot; one sister-in-law, Ann Webster of St. George, UT; and two foster daughters, Carla Larsen of Tremonton, Utah and Lynette Saxton of Shelley, Idaho. 
Preceding her in death are her husband, Milton J. Cotterell, stillborn son, Jaydee Cotterell; one grandson, Joseph E. Hone; both parents; and two brothers, George Alpheus Webster and Doran Luther Webster.
Special thanks goes to the many friends and family who cared for her, visited, and telephoned her through the many months of illness. The management, staff and residence of Cove Point Assisted Living and Rocky Mountain Care and Hospice were especially kind and professional in all their services. Thank you from her children.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. The family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Groveland Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online atwww.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Feb. 25, 2016
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