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Obituary for Donna Lou Uhrey

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Donna Lou Uhrey

February 16, 1928 - November 22, 2012

Donna Lou Longfellow UhreyOur beloved mother, grandmother and sister Donna Lou Longfellow returned to her heavenly home after spending a nice Thanksgiving day surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 16, 1928 in Wheelon, Utah, the daughter of Orville Longfellow and Melba Adams. Donna grew up in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High School. She attended Utah State University. She married Robert L. Uhrey on May 10, 1952. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 18, 1962. They later divorced but remained friends.Donna was employed by the Ogden Arsenal, the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Forest Service. She retired from the government after a distinguished career. Donna’s highest priority in life was her family – children and grandchildren. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She taught her children to love and honor the Savior through her steady example of having the highest integrity, loving service to others, patience and long-suffering. She served in many different callings but always enjoyed teaching children in the Primary. Donna loved doing anything outdoors, camping, boating, just being in nature. She most loved the fall and the springtime and created beautiful gardens. She put together amazing family history scrapbooks and was a true homemaker. She was a joy to spend time with and we loved taking her on her dream vacation to Hawaii in June this year. Mom, we will sorely miss you and know we will see you again.Donna was preceeded in death by her parents Orville and Melba Longfellow, 4 brothers Lamar, Kayle, Max and Artie Longfellow and one child –John Uhrey. She is survived by 4 daughters and 2 sons, Vikki Watts, Marc (Lanae) Uhrey, Debbie (Robert) Tolton, David Uhrey, Sandra Scheid, and Susan (Dennis) Poulsen. She is survived by 1 sister Connie Longfellow Lawson, 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday November 28, 2012 at Leavitt’s Mortuary , 836 – 36th Street in Ogden. A viewing will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 – 36th Street in Ogden on Tuesday November 27, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.



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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: February 16, 1928
Died: November 22, 2012

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Sandra Scheid posted on 12/13/12

Mom, I miss you terribly but know you are in such a better place living without pain. You taught me so many things throughout my life but the unconditional love you had for everyone was probably the most poignant message any earthly being could carry and you had that glow. I hope you are happy as you dwell in paradise with all your friends and family that went before you....but know this mom....I can't wait to see you again and be enveloped in that glow as I throw my arms around you! and once again tell you I love you!!!


Debbie Tolton posted on 12/4/12

Mom - you will be sorely missed. I feel your absence every day.Thank you for being the best Mom EVER!! You gave us your all - anddid it out of pure charity. You were an example of love, patience, service, longsuffering, forgiveness and a true follower of Jesus Christ. I love you so much - until we meet again. Your loving daughter - Debbie


Ken Lawson posted on 11/28/12

I loved Donna. A true person who always carried the warmth of her inner being to me and others. As a mother, II see her strength and personality in her children. As for me, thanks for being in my life, Donna.Ken Lawson


Stephanie Summers posted on 11/27/12

My Grandma has, and always will hold a very special place in my heart. I learned many things from her such as, loving family unconditionally, cooking good food (toffee and pies), and embracing God's beautiful nature! I love you Grandma, thank you for loving me!


Torrey posted on 11/26/12

We love you grandma, and appreciate you being a fantastic mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.