Donna Marie White, age 92, peacefully returned to her Heavenly Father and reunited with her husband and family on June 24, 2023. She was a loving, kind, and generous woman who would do anything for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed. She was born on January 12, 1931, in Lynndyl, Utah to Arthur Nathaniel and Leora Rutherford Semmens. She grew up in Pocatello, Idaho and graduated from Pocatello High School. She married John G. Dudley with whom she had five children. She was widowed in 1962 then married Deward G. White on June 10, 1965. Deward who was a widower had four children. They blended their family and had a daughter together raising their ten children in Kearns, Utah.
Donna was an excellent seamstress. She sewed many of her and her families’ clothing and could recreate any design. She made everything from wedding dresses to home decor. She made beautiful quilts for all her children. She excelled at cooking and baking and made beautiful wedding and birthday cakes. One of her passions was oil painting, creating works of art of places she traveled to. She enjoyed playing games of all kinds including video games once staying up all night to conquer Miss Pac Man. She spent her summers happily camping and fishing with Deward in their motor home. She stayed up on current events, reading the newspaper daily. She loved animals and raised Cocker Spaniels in her youth.
Donna is survived by her brother Ronald Semmens, sister Janet Forster, children Steven (Delana) White, Wayne White, Russell (Cathy) Dudley, Dave (Pam) Dudley, Deward (Shannon) White, DeAnn (Mike) Cleveland, Robert (Penny) Dudley, Jane (Scott) Toly, Michelle (Ryan) Lunceford, son-in-law Joseph (Emily) Syme, 31 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Preceded in death by both husbands, parents, daughter Emily Syme, daughter-in-law Delana White and two granddaughters Brandy and Jill White and one grandson Steven Cleveland.
A viewing will be held Friday July 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the church on 4232 W 5015 S Kearns, UT 84118. Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 8th at 2:00 pm, with a viewing from 1:00 to 1:45 pm, at Memorial Murray Mortuary located at Memorial Murray, 5850 South 900 East, Murray, Utah 84121. Interment at Redwood Memorial Cemetery.Service Information
Viewing July 7, 2023 at 6 - 8 PM
Kearns Ward, 4232 West 5015 South, Kearns, Utah 84118
July 8, 2023 at 2 PM
Memorial Murray, 5850 South 900 East, Murray, Utah 84121