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Deyanne Sweeten

December 24, 1944 — January 8, 2023

There is one less Angel on earth. Carolyn Deyanne Sweeten has changed location and joined her family in heaven.  The change was not expected, but it is certainly understood.  She joins the love of her life Bob, and many other cherished family members who have paved the way for her in heaven.
Her family was her highest priority and she constantly proved it.  She was committed to them in every way and blessed them continuously with her energy, wisdom, spirituality, and time.  Her home was a definite haven.  Christmas books, nativities, spooky Halloween dinners, and fairy houses are traditions that will never be forgotten.  We will think of her every time we see a beautiful sunset, flower, or eat a piece of dark chocolate.  We will miss her warm hugs and frequent exclamation, “I have the best family in the world”. She loved and served her family right up to her final breath on this earth. Her legacy speaks for itself, a beautiful eternal family.
Those who have had the privilege of rubbing shoulders with Deyanne, know how blessed they are to have crossed paths with her.  Of her many talents, the dearest is that she loved with her whole heart.  She was trustworthy, committed, engaging, and charismatic.  She was sensitive to others feelings and created havens for people to feel safe and cherished.  She made friends easily and kept them once the friendship was made.  We as a family are especially grateful for these many friendships, new and old, that supported our mother during the difficult years since her husband passed.
Deyanne loved books and all those who share that love.  Her book club friends are especially cherished.  They learned, laughed, and relished sharing this passion with each other.  Of the many books she read and loved, the holy scriptures were her favorite because of the insight and peace they brought her.
Deyanne cherished the arts. Whether it be music, theater, literature, or painting; Deyanne was the ultimate connoisseur. Her talent and greatest passion however was in literature. She received her Masters degree in Education from the University of Utah. She was a gifted teacher, who spent many years teaching English at Skyline High School. She later moved to the district office as the Secondary Language Arts Specialist and helped other teachers refine their skills.  Her depth of knowledge, coupled with her passion for teaching made her an honored and respected leader in Granite district where she was awarded Teacher of the Year. Many of her students visited long after they graduated to thank her, not just for only being a marvelous educator, but for also helping them believe that they could accomplish great things.  She had a special talent for encouraging and nurturing the skills and dreams of all those she came in contact with.
Deyanne was inspired by nature, especially wildflowers. She enjoyed hiking, boating and riding ATV’s.  She loved camping with Bob and her children and spent many nights on their boat in Lake Powell.  The cabin she and Bob poured their hearts into during their last few years added a magical, cozy retreat that will be enjoyed by her family for decades.  The love and peace she felt there with family and friends brought her great happiness.
Deyanne knew how to pray and truly trust that those prayers are heard and answered.  She felt there was no greater resource for handling this life, with all its challenges, than being able to share her heart with her Maker and asking for His help.  She knows that His answers are the right answers… no questions. Her persistence in faith and obedience has been influential in the ongoing faith of all of her children and grandchildren.
Deyanne was always sending hand written notes of appreciation and love.  She will enjoy helping from the other side, and in a different way will continue to send those personal notes of love, care, and concern.   Keep an eye out for them, because just like on this earth she will send as many as she can.  We will miss you Deyanne, but are confident that we will be with you again.
Deyanne is survived by six children-Robert (Lisa) Sweeten, Stephanie (Curtis) Healey, Thayne (Kay) Sweeten, James (Lisa) Sweeten, Christopher (Emily) Sweeten, Laura (Peter) Bernards- 25 cherished grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren- Her four sisters
Charlene (Merill) Wells, Jerilynn (Mark) Richardson, Lynette (David) Edwards, and Debra (David) Peterson.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Robert Lyle Sweeten.
A viewing will be held Friday, January 13th, from 6:00-8:00p.m. at the church on 4601 Chapel Drive.  On Saturday, there will be a viewing from 10:15-11:15 before the funeral at 11:30 in the chapel at the same location.
You may choose to view the funeral through the funeral broadcast (click at top of obituary) or the ZOOM link below. Please elect the view that works best for you.
The church will be sharing the funeral  through their church service zoom link at the the time of the funeral ( Saturday Jan. 24th 11:30)  If  anyone who is not able to attend but would like to watch please click on the following link to join us in celebrating Deyanne.
Service Information
Viewing January 13, 2023 at 6:00-8:00 PM
4601 South Chapel Drive, Holladay, Utah 84117

Viewing January 14, 2023 at 10:15-11:15 AM
4601 South Chapel Drive, Holladay, Utah 84117

Funeral Service
January 14, 2023 at 11:30 AM
4601 South Chapel Drive, Holladay, Utah 84117
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