Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 26, 2014
DeAnn Barton Degelbeck

Obit DeAnn Barton DegelbeckNov. 9, 1947—Aug. 25, 2014

On Aug. 25, 2014, our beloved DeAnn passed away surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 9, 1947, in Price, Utah, to John Owen Barton and Emma Marie Lemon. DeAnn was educated in the Price elementary and secondary schools. Education was a high priority in the Barton family and DeAnn continued her education by receiving a bachelor’s degree from BYU and later a master’s degree from Utah State University. Her educational focus was in family and consumer sciences. Upon graduation, DeAnn accepted a teaching position at Tooele High School. It was while in Tooele, Utah, she met Scott J. Degelbeck and they were married Aug. 2, 1974, in Tooele. She continued to teach for 31 years, retiring in 2004. DeAnn and Scott had three children: Mike (Tomoko) who live in Tokyo, Japan; Kelli who lives in Tooele, Utah, and Nicole who lives in Green River, Wyoming. In addition to her spouse, DeAnn leaves behind five grandchildren: Lauren, Owen, Aimee and Luke Degelbeck, and Aria Siegismund. She is survived by her brother, Paul (Martha) Barton, Becky (Marty) Worwood, Gary Palmer (brother-in-law), and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, sister Shirley and brother Roger. DeAnn’s passions were sewing, children, dancing, playing the piano, trips to the cabin and her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother; always giving, encouraging, smiling and trying to make those around her happy. DeAnn was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in several positions throughout her lifetime. Funeral services for DeAnn have been set for Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Tooele Stake Center located at 253 S. 200 East. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Tate Mortuary and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers donations on DeAnn’s behalf can be made to the Epilepsy Association of Utah at 8539 S. Redwood Rd. #B, West Jordan, UT 84088, or to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. Burial will be at the Tooele City Cemetery.


One thought on “DeAnn Barton Degelbeck

  1. Rest in Peace Mrs. D! Thank you for all the positive impact you had at THS. We are all better because of you! Joe Trujillo family

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