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1938 ~ 2013
Donna Mae House Tanner passed away Monday March 4th, 2013, at the age of 74 after enduring many years of chronic illnesses.
She was born June 1st, 1938, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to William and Lorena Schmidt House. The family later moved to Provo, Utah where Donna made life-long friends and graduated from Provo High School.
On September 26th, 1959, she married James Owen Tanner Jr. The young couple lived in St. George and Moab before settling in Granger, Utah where they raised their four children.
Donna graduated from Brigham Young University and spent her career in public education as a second grade teacher at Western Hills and Silver Hills elementary schools. Her dedication to learning touched many lives.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she also shared her time and talents with others in many callings.
She was an intelligent woman, a gifted violinist and the proud matriarch of her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Jim, on August 28th, 2006. She is survived by her sister Betty (Bob) Storer of Chandler, Arizona; and by her children, Tammy Walton of Clearfield; Terry (Karl) Bayerlein of Salt Lake City; Chuck (Geneva) Tanner of West Jordan; Todd Tanner of Salt Lake City; and by her much-loved grandchildren, Autumn, Sierra, Alex, Eric, Kyle, Courtney and Jared. She is also survived by her constant companion of many years, a boston terrier named "Blaze".
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9th, 2013. A viewing will be held at Valley View Funeral home, 4335 W. 4100 S. from 11 a.m. until noon, with a graveside service to follow at Valley View Memorial Park.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Mar. 7, 2013
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"We were so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. We didn't know anything about it until Ruth was doing some..."
- Michelle McKell
"Dear Todd, I have fond memories with your Mom and Dad. I am sure sweet Donna is healthy and mobile and..."
"Family of Jim and Donna, We are so sorry to hear of the death of Donna. Our thoughts and prayers are..."
- Linda Dimick Lindsey
"Todd and Family. Mothers are a special gift from God. My thoughts and prayers are with you."
"Chuck, Geneva and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a great lady and an..."
- Hedy Montoya
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