Donna Dee Berrey, 84, of Salt Lake City, UT passed away on March 12, 2018 in Mesa, AZ with her family surrounding her. Donna was born in Brainerd, MN on July 17, 1933 but grew up in the Southwest which she loved. She raised her four children in Tucson, AZ and enjoyed holding many ‘Nana Camps’ for her 16 grandchildren there as well. She worked in the business world and was active in her church and many political and community action groups throughout her Tucson years. Donna was a talented artist and involved in professional art training for 30 years. She was a docent for the Tucson Museum of Art for over five years, and she taught art in elementary schools throughout the city. Her oil and watercolor paintings are displayed in many local businesses and private homes throughout Tucson and the Southwest. To those who have known and loved her paintings, the lonely windmill was her trademark.
After completing a full-time mission at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT, she met the love of her life, David Berrey. They’ve been happily married for the past 15 years. Their many shared adventures included a full-time mission for the LDS Church in Georgia, serving as ushers at the LDS Conference Center, volunteering at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, and traveling to find their past relatives on a wonderful trip to England and Scotland.
Donna is survived by her husband, David L. Berrey and his family, along with her four children: Thomas Jordan III, Linda Mariner, Douglas Jordan, and Roxane Shepard as well as her 16 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. A brief visitation will be held on Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 12:00 pm followed immediately by a 1:00 pm Funeral Service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6901 E. Kenyon Drive, Tucson, AZ.