I was born January 27, 1926, to Laman Pulsipher Leavitt and Donna Rushton Leavitt in Deseret, Millard County, Utah. I have always been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have a strong testimony of its truthfulness due to the example and teachings of my parents. I love my family and each one is very special and important to me. Those who know me already know my activities so I won’t go into that.
I loved life because I loved people and had many dear and precious friends. I married Lynn R. Buttle in 1946. This marriage ended in divorce in 1969. I married Grant W. Heath in 1970. He passed away in St. George, Utah, in 1993. I also have a baby girl, Pamela; my parents; my brother, LaGrande; and many other family and friends waiting to greet me.
I am survived by my children: Donalyn (Mike) Shortino, Robert Buttle, Laurel (Kim) Young, Janet Owen, Tom (Paula) Heath, Fred (Andrean) Heath, and Bill (Kandace) Heath; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I also leave my siblings: Bonnie Ford, Joan Barnard, Fred (Lolly) Leavitt, and Terry Leavitt; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, take a friend to lunch. Flowers don’t keep, but friends, like family, are eternal. I love each of you very much.
Donna passed away peacefully on March 21, 2015.
- Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at the St. George City Cemetery.
- A family viewing will be held Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, prior to the service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. Please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.
The family would like to express their deep appreciate and gratitude to the staff at Draper Rehab & Care Center for the loving care they gave Donna in her last few months and to Tender Care Hospice. Both provided not only great comfort and support to Donna, but to the entire family as well.