Donna Perry Shimmin – ETV News
Donna Perry Shimmin, 98 years old, died on June 13, 2021 in Logan, Utah. Donna was born in Vernal, Utah, on September 9, 1922, to Myron Duncan and Mary Belle Batty Perry. She married Funnon Thayn Shimmin on February 23, 1951 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They divorced in 1982.
Donna attended Glines Elementary, Uintah Junior High, and graduated from Uintah High School in 1939. She attended Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and the College of Eastern Utah. She served on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico from 1945 to 1947 and was a dedicated member of the Church and served in many callings over the years. Her children and their families are her favorite treasures.
Donna works for MST & T (Mountain States Telegraph and Telephone) as a telephone operator in Vernal and as a service agent in Salt Lake City, Utah. She worked for the LDS Church as General Authority Secretary in Salt Lake City, UT, and worked for the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation (CONVAIR) in San Diego, California.
After their marriage, she worked for the Manti-La Sal National Forest, the Farmers Home Administration, and the Bureau of Land Management in Price and Salt Lake City, UT, and retired in 1995.
Donna is survived by her children; David (Terri) Shimmin from Springville, UT, Diane (Gary) Riddle, from Logan, UT, Michael (Lynette) Shimmin, from No. Salt Lake, UT, sister; Dorothy Pedersen, from Vernal, UT brother; Derrell Charles (Betty Jean) Perry from Gilbert, AZ. Also survived by 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.
In death her parents precede her, her son; Philip Charles Shimmin, grandson; Skyler Philip Shimmin, brother-in-law; Willard Max Pedersen, sister and brother-in-law Alton Keith and Mariam Perry Brimhall, brother and sister-in-law; Gordon B and Lou Jean Anderson Perry,
Services will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the LDS Chapel at 2575 North 1500 West, Vernal, Utah at 11:00 a.m. with a tour of 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. before the services. The burial will take place in Maeser Cemetery, Vernal, UT, under the direction of Anderson & Sons Mortuary, American Fork, UT. Please share a reminder on andersonmortuary.com