Donna Mae Tanner

June 1, 1938March 4, 2013

Donna Mae Tanner passed away Monday March 4th, 2013, at the age of 74 after enduring many years of chronic illnesses.

She was born June 1st, 1938, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to William and Lorena House. The family later moved to Provo, Utah where Donna made life-long friends and graduated from Provo High School.

On September 26th, 1959, she married James Owen Tanner Jr. The young couple lived in St. George and Moab before settling in Granger, Utah where they raised their four children.

Donna graduated from Brigham Young University and spend her career in public education as a second grade teacher at Western Hills and Silver Hills elementary schools. Her dedication to learning touched many lives.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she also shared her time and talents with others in many callings.

She was an intelligent woman, a gifted violinist and the proud matriarch of her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Jim, on August 28th, 2006. She is survived by her sister Betty (Bob) Storer of Chandler, Arizona, and by her children, Tammy Walton of Clearfield; Terry (Karl) Bayerlein of Salt Lake City; Chuck (Geneva) Tanner of West Jordan; Todd Tanner of Salt Lake City, and by her much-loved grandchildren, Autumn, Sierra, Alex, Eric, Kyle, Courtney and Jared. She is also survived by her constant companion of many years, a boston terrier named "Blaze".

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9th, 2013. A viewing will be held at Valley View Funeral home, 4335 W. 4100 S. from 11am until noon, with a graveside service to follow at Valley View Memorial Park.

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Michelle McKell

March 28, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. We didn't know anything about it until Ruth was doing some geneology and had input some information. She noticed that it said a death date. We would have liked to have seen all the family that is her legacy. We always loved being around you and your families when we got the chance. Your Grandma Lorena was also our kids grandma and she had a wonderful influence on all of us. She and Charles made many good memories together. We wish you all the best and a happy reunion someday. Mac & Michelle McKell and family

March 9, 2013

Dear Todd, I have fond memories with your Mom and Dad. I am sure sweet Donna is healthy and mobile and playing the violin on the other side. Love, Manette Allred (Old Jordan North 3rd Ward)

Linda Dimick Lindsey

March 8, 2013

Family of Jim and Donna, We are so sorry to hear of the death of Donna. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hope to see you tomorrow. Kent and Linda Lindsey (Aunt Helen's Daughter-in-law, Jerry Lee Dimick's wife, Linda


March 8, 2013

Todd and Family. Mothers are a special gift from God. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Hedy Montoya

March 8, 2013

Chuck, Geneva and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a great lady and an inspiration to all that had the pleasure of knowing Donna. Myself included. She was a wonderful woman and an awesome mother-in-law to my little girl and a great grandma to our grankids. Rest in peace Donna and be happy for no more pain. Give Jim a hug from us all.

Anna and Sally

March 8, 2013

To the Tanner family, sorry about your loss, your mother was a joy to play bingo with. She will be very missed by all her bingo buddies.

Randolph Holladay

March 7, 2013

Todd, Terry and family. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. Even though you had time to prepare for the inevitible, it is still hard to take it in. You can be proud of her accomplishments.

Randy Holladay

March 7, 2013

Tammy and family,
I am sorry for your loss at this time. May the Lord bless you and your family.

Jana (Higham) Young, Gunnison, UT

Mary Frances Tracy

March 7, 2013

I will miss my long time friend but remember all our good times of the past many years.