Amy Lynn Durham
1971 - 2019
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Amy Lynn Durham
1971 ~ 2019
Amy Lynn Durham, much loved daughter, sister, neighbor, coach and friend, died peacefully on July 29, 2019. Amy was born on June 23, 1971 in Seattle, Washington to Lowell and Linda Farr Durham. As a toddler, she began climbing and swinging from precarious heights, foreshadowing her long and successful career as a gymnast. She competed for Oregon State University, where she was an Academic All American and won an NCAA title for the floor exercise in 1993 (scoring a perfect 10!). As a gymnast, Amy formed life-long friendships with coaches, teammates and competitors.
Amy enjoyed working at Deseret Book as Director of Production. She loved dogs, horses, music, games, sarcasm and dark chocolate. She adored her 16 nieces and nephews and they all love her so much.
Amy had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and served in many capacities in her wards, including Young Women's President and Relief Society President. She was also a gifted teacher and speaker.
Amy is survived by her mother, Linda Durham, her siblings, Matt (Mary-Margaret), Chris (Jena), Mike (Jennifer), Lindsay (Troy) Denning, Dan (Jeanette) and Leslie, along with her nieces and nephews and her loyal Labrador, Cooper. She is preceded in death by her father, Lowell Durham, Jr., and her grandparents. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 2 at 11:00 am at the Valley View Fifth Ward chapel (2245 E. 3900 So.). Visitors may call from 9:45 to 10:45 that morning at the church, and on Thursday, August 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park (3401 South Highland Drive).

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Published in Deseret News from Jul. 31 to Aug. 1, 2019.
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August 6, 2019
Many years have failed to dim my memories of Amy and the Durhams. I can still picture Amy frantically giving Lowell the thumbs up, over and over, to hit the gas, while her water skis sank deeper and deeper in the blue water of Lake Tahoe. I remember Lowell's sly grin, as Amy refused to let go, or let her turn come to an end. Two of the funniest people I've ever known. What a pair.

Love to you all. Dave Falck and family.
Dave Falck
August 3, 2019
Although I believe I only met Amy once, I know that my sister, Anne , adored her and thought the world of her. She was instrumental in putting together a wonderful book for my nephews with tributes to Anne (by their coworkers) after she died. Such a thoughtful book and so nicely done. What a sweet reunion it must have been when Anne and Amy got to see each other again! I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Maggie Freer
August 2, 2019
Linda -- my heart breaks for you and your family. What a beautiful, intelligent, and creative woman Amy was. May the peace of God be with you in these dark hours. Much love,
Sylvia Bennion
and Phillip Thompson
Sylvia Bennion
August 1, 2019
Dear Linda and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Amy. We send you our sincere sympathy and heartfelt wishes for peace and wonderful memories.
Celia Cutler
August 1, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss, and wish you and the family good memories. -Randy Buchmiller & Pamela Andersen
Randy Buchmiller
July 31, 2019
Lindsay, Troy and family. With great love and sorrow we offer our condolences for the loss of your sister, aunt and dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for comfort and knowledge that you are not alone. May you find joy in remembering the life that has been well-lived while filled with challenges, hope and love. Hugs to you all.
Debby Josephson
July 31, 2019
I have worked with and been close friends with Amy for many years. She is one of a kind. Nobody could make me laugh like Amy Durham. I will miss her so much!
Brent McPhie
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