Donna Lue (Ericksen) Vance passed away peacefully on March 29, 2022, at the Naples Beehive Home in Vernal, Utah after a long and beautiful life.
Donna was born on April 15, 1927, to John L. and Bertha L. Ericksen in Castle Gate, Utah, the fourth of four children. They later moved to Mt. Pleasant, Utah, where she grew up.
In her early years, Donna loved singing, dancing, and playing the piano. She had a beautiful voice. She was a great cook, especially known for her delicious pies. She loved to sew, craft, and crochet. She enjoyed all aspects of theater, in which her parents also participated.
She married her sweetheart, Ellis, on June 15, 1946, and they lived in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, where their four children were born. They later moved to Dugway Proving Ground in 1953, where they lived until they retired back to Sanpete County.
One of her greatest loves was spending time with her husband and children making memories. They had a great love of hunting, fishing, and camping in the Fairview Canyon. They especially enjoyed C-Canyon, which was special to all treasures. They became ardent rockhounds.
Donna served as an ordinance worker in the Manti and Vernal Temple. She was an indexer and served as Relief Society Secretary in Mt. Pleasant. She was a wonderful person who chose to be happy despite trials. She was an example of love to all who knew her.
Beloved by her family, Donna is survived by her daughters, Ludawn (Gary) Mecham, and Linda (Dan) Anderton, both of Vernal, and her son, Kenny (Cindy) Vance, of West Jordan, Utah; 11 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ellis; son, Paul; grandson, Chet; parents, John and Bertha Ericksen; brothers, Jay and Shrol Ericksen and sister, Louise Jensen.
Graveside services for Donna were held Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at noon at the Fairview City Upper Cemetery, 100 North 700 West, Fairview. Online condolences may be shared at http://www.AshleyValleyFuneralhome.com.