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Obituary: Dorothy Warner Wilkinson

1/3/16 ~ 3/16/03


- Dad came to get Mother Sunday, March 16, 2003.

Mom was born January 3, 1916 to Catherine Freestone and Ralph G. Warner in Mtn. Green, Utah. She married Harry J Wilkinson, April 3, 1935 in the Salt Lake Temple. He passed away August 25, 2002.

She was very active in the LDS Church, serving for many years in the M.I.A. on both the Ward and Stake levels. She served as Coordinator of the Jr. Sunday School and a Primary Teacher. She loved those children. She served as President of the Relief Society two different times and was a Visiting Teacher for many years.

One of her most memorable positions was drama leader in M.I.A. She co-wrote and directed many Roadshows and presented many plays, musicals and programs sent out by the General Board.

Mom made many quilts and dolls for her children and grandchildren. She was active in 4-H as a leader for many years and won many awards for her canning. Her grandchildren will always remember her for her Christmas Parties, tiny birthday cakes and her famous "Secret Garden".

She was active in the Democratic Party for many years, serving as chairperson and delegate to the State Democratic Conventions. She was a reporter for the Morgan County News for three years. She loved to go deer hunting and snowmobiling with Dad and will be remembered riding her four-wheeler on the farm. They traveled to many states and countries. She also enjoyed the trips with her brother and sisters.

Mom's greatest accomplishment, which gave her the most pleasure, was raising her six children and foster son on the farm in Mtn. Green.

Surviving children are: Wayne and Shirley Wilkinson; Rex and Janeal Wilkinson; Mark and Sheila Wilkinson; Kathy and Jim Collins; and foster son Jesse and Andrea Anderson; all of Morgan; Max and Shauna Wilkinson, Wellsville; Ann and Jack Taylor, West Haven. Two brothers, Lloyd and Paul Warner; and five sisters: Margaret Ranson; Eileen Burton; June Poll; Phyllis Whitesides; Kay Warner. She had 58 grandchildren, 131 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one grandson and one great-grandson.

The family wishes to express our deep gratitude to Brett Tassone and Matt Fellows of Hospice for Utah. Mom especially loved her experience at Mt. Ridge Assistant Living and we wish to sincerely thank those involved in her care and all the new friends she made.

She was dearly loved and will be missed by all her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mtn. Green Chapel, 4166 W. Old Highway Rd, Mtn. Green, Morgan. Friends and family may call Wednesday, March 19 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at the Mtn. Green Chapel and on Thursday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the same chapel.

Interment, Peterson Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Walker Mortuary,

Morgan, Utah.