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Obituary: Dona Bigelow Hartle

1920 ~ 2004

VERNAL, UT <! > - Dona Bigelow Hartle, age 84, wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grand-mother, and great-great-grand-mother, passed away peacefully, Oct. 28, 2004, at her home in Lapoint, UT surrounded by her loving family, of natural causes.

She was born January 15, 1920 in Vernal, UT to George Franklin and Lillian Hair Bigelow. She married Charles Kenneth Hartle on June 1, 1937 in Lapoint, UT and they were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple Aug. 10, 1937.

Dona and Ken had eight children who were her most important treasure in this life. Her family was always her number one priority, and she always supported her children and grandchildren in their activities. She loved to keep a very clean house and loved to cook for her family, but she also found time to work with Ken on the ranch. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had served as the ward organist in the Lapoint Ward for over 25 years. She had also served in the Primary, Relief Society, and MIA.

Dona is survived by her children: Keith K. (Carma), Lapoint; Max F. (Beverly), Glenwood, UT; Jay B. (Lois), Lapoint; Don M. (Patricia), Wellsville, UT; Glen (Dixie), Lapoint, UT; Reed D. (Rita), Lapoint, UT; Kenna Dee (Jay) Hurren, Weston, ID; and LeeAnn H (Leon) Richens, Lapoint, UT. Her posterity includes 36 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by two sisters: Nelda Wilkins, Roosevelt, UT; and Beth Perry, Salt Lake City, UT. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a sister, Lela Hullinger, a grandson, Duane Hartle, and a great-grandson, Christopher Johnson.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 1, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lapoint LDS chapel. Friends may call on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Spafford Funeral Home, 224 E. 500 S., in Vernal, and on Monday from 10:00-10:45 a.m. at the chapel in Lapoint. Interment will be in the Lapoint Cemetery under direction of the Spafford Funeral Home.