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1944 Don 2023

Don Searle

September 20, 1944 — September 16, 2023

 

 

 

Don L. Searle Jr.

1944-2023

 

When you read this, I will be gone, after a struggle with pancreatic cancer. My journey in

mortality ended September 16.

 

Please don’t mourn for me. Celebrate the life that a loving Heavenly Father has given to

us all.

 

My life has been wonderful. I could not have asked for a more loving, exemplary wife

than Marie Spencer. We have had five beloved children—Michael Don, Amy Marie (Coray),

Sara Ann (Larsen), David Spencer, and Laura Beth (Gale)—who married fine people and

produced 18 outstanding grandchildren.

 

Heavenly Father gave me dreams come true, successes, and growth in my career with the

Deseret News, Brigham Young University, and the magazines of The Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter-day Saints. Writing materials in support of the gospel of Jesus Christ was my career dream

come true. My Ensign magazine articles spanned the 50-year life of that publication, from its

first year (1971) to its last (2021).

 

Most of all, He has given me knowledge of and faith in the Resurrection and possibility

of continuing growth in His kingdom through my Savior Jesus Christ.

 

If you wish to express your love to my family, there will be a reception at the Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary

 at 727 N. 400 E. in Bountiful, Utah, on Thursday, September 21, 2023 from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

A memorial service will be held at the Harman Ward Building of The Church of Jesus

Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4634 W. Harman Dr. (3700 S.), West Valley City, Utah, on Friday,

September 22, 2023 at 10 a.m., preceded by a brief family reception from 9 to 9:45 a.m.

Interment will be in the Paris City Cemetery, Paris, Idaho, with a brief graveside service

at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 22.

Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of Don’s obituary page.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to your favorite charity in my name.

 

 

 

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Visitation

Thursday, September 21, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary

727 N 400 E, Bountiful, UT 84010

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Friday, September 22, 2023

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Memorial Service

Friday, September 22, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

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