Sheila Steiner Obituary (1941-2021) – Bountiful, UT
Sheila was born on February 5, 1941 in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, to Parley Thorderson and Winona Seely Thorderson. The third of six children. She died peacefully on August 9, 2021 at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden Utah as a result of the COVID virus. Sheila grew up in Kaysville, Utah and graduated from Davis High School in 1959. After high school, she attended Weber State College for two years and graduated with a two-year degree. After her time at Weber State, she moved to Logan to continue her education at Utah State University. After visiting the state of Utah for a year, she accepted a call to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northwest States Mission.
When she returned home from her mission, she stayed with her family in Logan while her father attended summer school in Utah. One day that summer she took her little brother to Adams School Park to play on the carousel. During her stay in the park, she was recognized by another missionary, DeVon Steiner, who was a groundskeeper in the park. During this visit to the park, they talked about their missions for an hour.
That fall, she enrolled in the state of Utah again, and DeVon and Sheila had their first official date when DeVon invited them to the homecoming dance. They went on until they got engaged the following May, just before graduating from Utah State University with a secondary school diploma specializing in home economics. The next year she taught at a junior high school near Vernal, Utah while DeVon graduated from Utah State.
Immediately after DeVon’s graduation from Utah State University, they were married forever on June 9, 1966 at the Logan, Utah Temple. After they got married, they moved to Denver for six months, after which they moved back to Utah for DeVon to accept a position with the Internal Revenue Service that lasted for the next 35 years. Fourteen months after their marriage, they welcomed a 9-pound boy into their family, whom they named Shawn. Over the next 8 years they welcomed three more children, Nanette, Stacey and Todd.
When Shawn was around 8 months old, they bought a house around the corner from their apartment in Bountiful, where they have last lived for 54 years. During this time, Sheila served in Latter-day Saints of Jesus Christ and served numerous callings in the Generous 15 ward.
In 2002 Sheila and DeVon achieved the goal of completing a second mission together. You were called to serve on an 18-month mission on the Kentucky Louisville Mission. While serving in Louisville, they served as an elderly couple in the mission office overseeing the missionaries’ finances and operations. After returning from their Kentucky mission, they enjoyed their retirement and focused on their roles as grandparents and great-grandparents.
Sheila leaves behind her husband DeVon and their children Shawn (Melanie), Stacey (Randy) and Todd (Tricia), 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Her father, daughter Nanette, a brother and two sisters preceded them in death.
Her funeral will take place on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Bountiful 15th Ward Chapel, 1250 South Main in Bountiful, Utah. Friday, August 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful, Utah, and Saturday morning before the funeral services from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel. The funeral will take place in the Bountiful City cemetery.
Published by RUSSON MORTUARY AND CREMATORY from August 12th to 13th, 2021.