Darline Payne

May 20, 1929April 7, 2018

Our beloved mother Darline Payne passed away on April 7, 2018. She was born May 20, 1929 in Richfield, Utah to Alonzo and Mattie Haslam Dickinson.

She married Dean Payne on May 10, 1950 for time and all eternity in the Manti, Utah Temple. Preceded in death by son Warren Payne, by brother Eldon Dickinson (Agnes), sister Mary Wanless, and brother-in-law Kent Gurr. Survived by Dean Payne, daughter Janet Lauritzen (Arthur), and son Richard (Kyung-Ai), brother Sheldon Dickinson (Lavona), sisters Bonnie Gurr and Alta Stoker (Lyndon). Dean and Darline have 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Darline had a strong testimony of the restoration of the gospel as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints. Her family was her joy and the pleasure of her life. She loved to read and passed this heritage on to her children. She instilled in her family strong values and moral character. She loved to serve others and was stalwart in leading by example. We love her dearly, she will be greatly missed. Services will be held April 14, 2018 at the Nibley Park Ward, 2465 S. 800 E., Salt Lake City, Utah. Viewing from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Funeral at 11:00 a.m. Internment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Cemetery.


  • Dean Payne, Husband
  • Janet (Arthur) Lauritzen, Daughter
  • Richard (Kyung-Ai) Payne, Son
  • Sheldon (Lavona) Dickinson, Brother
  • Bonnie Gurr, Sister
  • Alta (Lyndon) Stoker, Sister
  • Darline has 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren who will cherish her memory.

  • Matthew Lauritzen, Pallbearer
  • Bryan Lauritzen, Pallbearer
  • Michael Payne, Pallbearer
  • Ken Gray, Pallbearer
  • Glen Taylor, Pallbearer
  • Marty Burt, Pallbearer
  • Steven Payne, Pallbearer
  • Arthur Lauritzen, Pallbearer
  • Eric Lauritzen, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Thomas Stringer, Honorary Bearer


  • Viewing Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Funeral Sercices Saturday, April 14, 2018

Darline Payne

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Melinda Jansson

April 16, 2018

One of a more recent memory is when we went to the NorthWest with Dean and Darlene. It was alot of fun, they enjoyed watching Stan and the kids catch the crabs. Then getting them ready for the crab feast. We went to several shopping areas on the trip. Darlene wanted a bag of sea shells to take home to share with her Grandkids. She bought them at the first place we stopped. Then as we continued from store to store, Darlene started getting more and more upset. They were cheaper the farther we got away from the wharf. It was almost time to leave, when we came to a shop that had marked them down to a clearance price. I noticed her upset, and she said "I could have bought this bag plus these extra shells for the same price I paid for this small bag." I said, take it back, and get your money back." "Oh no I could never do that". Rosalie saw her distress, and came over and joined in the conversation. "It's not a problem we can take it back, I do it all the time."
"You do? I never take anything back, I don't want them upset with me."
So Rosalie and I took her little bag of sea shells back to the store and retrived her money.
Sweet Darlene got the bigger bag of shells and the additional items she wanted. She was amazed at how "brave" we were. We just laughed at such a simple task.
We have loved your family dearly, we cherish the times we have shared with you. We love the stories that have been passed down. Your family is very special, Mom & Dad have always spoken highly of your parents and family. God bless you during this difficult time. You are in out thoughts and prayers.