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Donna Lyn Fowkes

November 20, 1954 — March 31, 2023

Donna Lyn Fowkes

Donna Lyn Fowkes was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandma, sister and friend. She left this world to be with her Heavenly Father on March 31st, 2023. She was 68 years old when she finally found relief from pain and welcomed the loving embraces of her earthly father, sister, and the sweet laughter of her daughter, whom she longed to see and hold again and who preceded her there.

Donna Lyn was born in Alhambra, CA and was shortly adopted by Harriet & Donald Whiting. She was the eldest of her sibling sisters. Growing up, she spent most of her time in Arizona and Colorado. She loved to visit family in Southern Utah because living on the ranch didn’t give her much to do other than chores. While growing up, she rode horses and truly enjoyed nature and being outside. She had many talents but where she truly shined was in her writing, drawings, paintings, and storytelling. She also loved music, enjoyed singing and had an amazing voice. She often would be heard just singing around the house to wake her children or in the car on road trips to visit relatives. It was a joy to hear her and be surrounded by the love that she would bring into the room.

When it came to writing, she would often use her trademark blend of personal experiences and professionalism in a way that only Donna Lyn could do. She wrote about everything when she worked as a journalist and editor for White Mountain Independent in Arizona. From sports to local events, or politics and opinion pieces, she could cover the subject and present it to the public as a true, dedicated journalist.

While she was attending a writing course, she met her true love and soulmate, Dale Fowkes. She never looked back after they met and were shortly married and later sealed in the Payson, UT temple. After moving to Utah with Dale, they worked the farm in Delta but then sold the farm to focus more on the trucking business. They moved to Mona, UT where they would be surrounded by family and build their new home together. She was most happy around all her grandchildren that her new home brought her. She truly considered every one of them her own.

Donna Lyn loved her family. All of them! She had 5 children from a previous marriage and gained 6 more after she married Dale. She had 34 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She made it a point to never miss a birthday using a small stash of presents in the house ready to send out. She always wanted everyone to feel thought about and loved. She was an amazing woman, full of love, who will be missed and remembered forever.

Donna Lyn is survived by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Her mother, sisters, husband, children, grandkids, great grandkids, friends and collogues are just a sampling of those who will keenly feel her absence.

Funeral services will be held at the Mona 2nd Ward building, 65 E 100 N, Mona, Utah on Wednesday, April 5th at 11 am. A viewing will be held that morning prior to the service from 9:30-10:45 am.

The service will be livestreamed on the Anderson Funeral Home Facebook Page at the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/people/Anderson-Funeral-Home/100068057016733/
(The livestream video will appear when the service starts.)

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