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Dr. Don Francis Lennberg, Ph.D

April 3, 1927 ~ September 8, 2018 (age 91)

Don was bom on April 3, 1927, in Midvale, Utah to Francis Glen and Ada Arvilla Oldham Lennberg. He took piano lessons at about 5 years old. He studied with several piano teachers who felt he was gifted. After each lesson, the teacher would play new music for him to study. He could play the music without practice and went on to compose his own music. He didn't really know the notes, but could play the song just from hearing the music. When he was 10 years old he was to glad to have a brother, Robert Bruce (deceased), then three years later he had a sister, Sharon Joyce Margetts.

He joined the Navy after graduating from Jordan High School in 1945. He served during World War II.

He married Donabeth Rindlisbacher on May 6, 1949, in the Salt Lake Temple.

Together they raised four children, Connie Jean (Aspi) Divecha, Carol (Dean) Young, Boyd (Jeri) Lennberg and Linda (Robert) Whitehead. They have 21 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.

Don was an educator and was a teaching principal at Highland Boy in Bingham Canyon, Lark School in Copperton for two years, and Sandy for two years, as well as Riverton, Bella Vista, East Midvale and Sunrise Elementaries. He completed 32 years as an administrator. Don was known as an educator who gave innovation, music, art, laughter, and caring to everyone. He had a wonderful sense of humor and used it in almost every situation.

Don was a professional musician who played for parties, dances, and church activities, funerals and church meetings all his life. Don played the organ in the Jordan River Temple and played piano at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building for ten years, and at the Church Conference Center for events held there. He was also an accomplished artist and spent many years doing Family History work and submitting many names for ordinance work.

Don graduated with a B.S., Masters, and PhD. Degrees from the University of Utah in Educational Law.

Among Don's professional activities and honors as an educator, Don served as president of the Utah Association of Principals and president of the Utah Association of Teacher Educators. He taught at BYU and was given an Associate Professorship in Educational Law.

He was fond of animals, gardening, painting and being with family. He always felt strongly that families were the most important thing in the world and always strived to keep family ties strong.

Survived by his wife, Dona; children, Connie, Carol, Boyd and Linda; sister, Sharon Margetts. Preceded in death by his parents, brother, Bruce Lennberg; grandson, Jared Young; great grandchildren, Kevin Brown and Ariana Chenoy.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Union 3rd Ward, 1535 E. Creek Road. Viewings will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday evening at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State Street and 1 hour prior to the services, at the church. Interment, West Jordan City Cemetery.

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