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Obituary Condolences

Don Bliss Drollinger "Pops" 1929 ~ 2010 Don peacefully passed away September 7, 2010 surrounded by his family. It has been quite a journey. He has returned to his Heavenly Father and sweetheart Verna. What a joyous reunion it must have been. Don was born May 4, 1929 to Allan and Nancy Drollinger in Roosevelt, Utah. He had great love and respect for his family especially his mother. He was the second youngest of 13 children. He remained very close to his brothers and sisters. Don married Verna M. Shipley in 1951 and set roots down in the Salt Lake Valley. He worked for Hinckley Dodge over 40 years until his retirement in 1990. He loved the Hinckley family and appreciated the years he spent with them. Don loved a good day of hard work and knew the meaning of a hard day's work. He tried to instill those values in his children and grandchildren. He was a perfectionist in all he did. A job worth doing is a job worth doing well. He loved to tinker and project. Give him a night's rest to think something over and he could fix or invent just about anything. Don loved his family and cherished his grandkids. He would do any and everything for his family. He was a very generous loving and caring individual. Don is survived by his daughter Judie (Robert) Golightly and a son Michael Drollinger. His brother Dee (Gwen) Drollinger; sister Velma Dart; sister Pearl (Ken) Workman; four grandchildren Dawn (Adam) Davis, Jennifer (Zane) Tyson, Derek R. Golightly, Austin J. (A.J.) Golightly and two great-grand-children Madison L. Davis, Heidi M. Davis. He is preceded in death by his parents; nine siblings and his wife Verna. Don had made the decision to donate his body to the University of Utah Body Donor Program. He hopes to make a difference in other people's lives through donation and medical research. The family also wants to thank the wonderful nurses and staff at Hearts for Hospice and Home Health. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. in the LDS chapel located at 9475 N Mustang Way, Eagle Mountain, Utah. You are invited to share memories with family and friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. before the memorial service.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Sept. 9 to Sept. 10, 2010
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