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Dana Rae Evans Thorstensen

September 27, 1933 — February 25, 2024

Dana Rae Evans Thorstensen returned to her Heavenly Home on February 25, 2024. Dana was born in Mapleton, Utah on September 27, 1933. She was the oldest child of David Rolla and Hildred Johanna Evans. Her husband, Lowell and Dana have two sons Roy (Kelly) Thorstensen and Michael Thorstensen (Jeffrey Clark), and two daughters Shauna (Paul) Sherwood and Sheri (Mark) Green. She had ten grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren.

 

Dana graduated from Weber High School in 1953, where she was homecoming Queen her Senior year. She married her sweetheart, Lowell, for Time and All Eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple on June 25, 1953. They had been married for 68 years when Lowell Passed away, June 2021. After living in Provo while her husband attended BYU and completed his Air Force ROTC training, they were stationed in San Antonio, Texas; Portland, Maine; and Fairfield, California. Upon Lowell’s honorable discharge from active duty with the Air Force they returned home to Utah. They had all four of their children when they lived in North Ogden, Utah; and then finished raising them in Fruit Heights, Utah. They spent their retirement years in Layton, Utah.

 

Dana was an active member of the Church of Jesu Christ of Latter-day-Saints. She served in many different callings through the years in Relief Society, Primary and Mutual. Dana was a loving wife, a stay-at-home mom, a homemaker, a talented cook and an immaculate housekeeper. Dana and Lowell loved to take their children to the Tetons, especially around Jenny’s Lake and String Lake to Canoe and hike. They enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Star Valley, Wyoming. They explored Yellowstone, Zions National Park and Arches National Parks. One of the favorite trips was taking the entire family to Hawaii. Lowell and Dana loved taking trips together to Hawaii and to the Oregon Coast. They loved to take their kids Skiing, camping, hiking and river running down the Snake River in Wyoming many times.

 

Dana was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell, her parents, David and Hildred Evans, her sisters Connie Evans and Marilyn Ohlson, her brother Gary Evans and great-granddaughter Kisenia Green. Most of all Dana dearly loved her husband and was a good mother and grandmother to her grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held Saturday March 16, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main Street. A visitation will be held prior to services from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary.

 

Interment-Kaysville City Cemetery


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Saturday, March 16, 2024

10:00 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary

400 N Main St, Kaysville, UT 84037

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 16, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary

400 N Main St, Kaysville, UT 84037

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