Dona was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Daniel, Utah to Ralph Alonzo Thacker and Ethel Jemima Jacklin Thacker. She married her sweetheart, Doyl V. Sweat, May 25, 1942, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were married sixty-eight years when Doyl passed away Sept. 14, 2010. Dona taught us to stand for truth and righteousness and endure our trials with faith. She was a homemaker and her greatest joy was serving her family.
Dona is survived by her loving, supportive family. Children: Linda (Butch) Hoffman, Vida (Dan) Applegate, Brent (Valerie) Sweat; all residing in Center Creek. Fifteen grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-grandchildren, all of which were a delight to her. Sisters: Zina Jenkins and Hilda Patterson. Brothers: Lynn (Cheryl) Thacker, Reed (Kathleen) Thacker. Sisters-in-law: Myrna (Ralph) Thacker, Ruby (Roy) Flitton, Wilva (Ray) Anderson, and June (Gale) Desmond. Also many nieces and nephews who adored and loved her. Preceded in death by her husband Doyl; children: Vern Sweat and Jill Mecham; her parents; brother Ralph Leo; sister Vida; in-laws and grandparents.
A celebration of her life was held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Heber LDS East Stake Center, 2395 South Mill Road. Interment followed at the Heber City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Dr. Berg and Dr. Tullis for their care. Also a special thanks to Applegate Home Health and Hospice, Julie Ann, Tyler, Sara, and Tanya. Thanks also to Taunia, Loretta, Melissa, and Angela of Salus. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family at www.olpin-hoopes.com