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Obituary for Dawna Jean Stark

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Dawna Jean Stark

June 14, 1938 - March 3, 2017

Dawna Jean Stark, 78, of Ogden, Utah was born in Logan, Utah on June 14, 1938 to Carl C. Petersen and Virginia L. Petersen. She passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017.  Dawna leaves behind her loving husband, Gene whom was married as high school sweethearts on September 17, 1956 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  In addition Dawna leaves behind five children, Michael Stark (Shelley), Jeannine Richins (Wayne), Randy Stark (Beth), Julie Wilson (Kim), and Gene Stark Jr (Kimberly), 22 Grandkids, and 21 Great Grandkids.

Dawna graduated from LDS Business College in 1959 which allowed her to use her skills to be a successful small business owner and entrepreneur. Her leadership skills resulted in tenure as President of the Ford/Thunderbird and Antique Buick Car Clubs for many years. Dawna’s strength, dedication to her family and faith provided numerous church callings throughout her life, including service in the Relief Society, Primary, and Young Women’s Organizations and also serving a Stake and Service mission.

Dawna – Wife, Mother, and Grandmother will be missed.

Visitation will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 11:00 am  at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 6350 Combe Rd, Ogden, Utah with short viewing to be held prior to service from 10:00 to 10:45 am.

Interment held at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 950 East 10600 South, Sandy, UT.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Uintah Ward LDS Building


6350 S. Combe Road , , Uintah , Utah ,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Larkin Sunset Gardens


950 East 10600 South
Sandy, Utah

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Born: June 14, 1938
Died: March 3, 2017

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Lea Brewington posted on 3/16/17

Mike, Shelley and Family, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved mother. We send our condolences and will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Sincerely, Scott and Lea Brewington


Joe Snyder posted on 3/9/17

Mike, Shelly and Family, Sharon and I want to express our heartfelt condolences to all of you during this time of reflections on your mother/grandmothers life. You are a wonderful family and we are blessed to have you as our friends. We will keep all of you in our prayers and wish you well as you share find memories of your mother/grandmother God bless, Joe and Sharon


Ray Peterson posted on 3/8/17

Gene, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. We will all miss Dawna's sweet spirit!


Jack Bothwell posted on 3/8/17

So sorry for your loss , you have our prayers.


George Garwood posted on 3/8/17

What a sweet lady. We were in the same ward for a number of years. And in the last few years I've run into her at Costco and we've renewed our friendship. I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you till you meet again.


Steve Weaver posted on 3/7/17

Sorry to hear of Dawna passing...I will miss seeing her at the car shows.