Donita Mae Whittaker, 54, of Lyman, Idaho passed away peacefully at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, with her sister and best friend by her side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
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She was born May 18, 1960, in Rigby, Idaho, to Jacob Emmett Whittaker and Donna Mortensen Whittaker. She attended Madison County Schools, graduating from Madison High School. She continued her education at Ricks College. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various positions throughout her life.
She worked at Artco for over 30 years where she did various jobs. She really enjoyed production work, as she was so fast at everything she did. She enjoyed working with such wonderful Artco employees and friends.
She loved sewing, crocheting, playing games on the iPad, visiting with friends and going on rides with her sisters and shopping.
She is survived by two sisters, Ruby Whittaker and Cheryl Whittaker, both of Lyman, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Lyman LDS First Ward chapel with Bishop Wade Huntsman officiating. The family will visit with friends prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Sutton Cemetery under the direction of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.
A special thanks goes to the doctors and staff at Teton Oncology in Rexburg and the Madison Memorial Hospital nurses in infusion therapy for their many hours of service, concern and care for Donita.
Eckersell Funeral Home
101 West Main St. Rigby, ID 83442
Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on Aug. 7, 2014