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Stella Keppner England


1916 ~ 2008

Stella "Dorla" Keppner England, beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at the age of 92 due to causes incident to age, in Sandy, Utah.She was born February 5, 1916 in Rexburg, Idaho to Lehi A. Keppner and Mary Ella Statham Keppner. She married Meldon J. England in the Salt Lake Temple Jan. 20, 1936.

She is survived by her six loving sons: Larren K. (Marilyn), Jay M. (Patricia), Ronald B. (Shirley), Val R, Lee C. (Cheryl), and Lan C. England. She is also survived by her sisters; Mona Jenson, Lucille Johnson, Genevieve Smith, Billie Thompson and Jean Cook, and her brother Karl Keppner; 25 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by: Husband, Mel, Parents, Sisters: Mary Dawn and Coralyn.

She was an active member of The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served faithfully in various teaching positions, Primary President, Stake Primary Counselor, Stake Cub Scout Director and District Round Table Staff. She and her husband received the Silver Beaver award of merit in scouting.

Dorla graduated from cosmetology school and beautified women for the next 60 years. She was very caring and loving and never uttered a bad word about anyone. She loved her boys and was busy in their lives. She loved going to Macks Inn, Idaho with her loving husband and family, spending the summers there. She loved playing in the senior citizens band with Mel and friends.

We will miss her dearly, but we know she is having a beautiful reunion with her loving husband and is very content and happy.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 12:00 noon at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive where friends are invited to meet with the family from 10:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. prior to the services.

Interment will be at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.