Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 21, 2017
Debra Jean Whitehouse Sheldon

Obit Debra Jean Whitehouse SheldonOur sweet daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother passed away on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, in Thatcher, Arizona, surrounded by family. She was born Aug. 15, 1953, to Blaine E. Whitehouse and Janeen Twede Whitehouse in Tooele, Utah.

She graduated from Tooele High School with the class of 1971. She married Nevin James Sheldon on Jan. 6, 1971. They were the parents of two children. They were later divorced, but remained close friends. She was employed at Goodyear Tire Company, where she retired with more than 16 years of service.

She became an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints later in life and was instrumental in having her family sealed to her in the temple.

She had a great sense of humor and was a close friend to all who knew her. She adored her 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her parents; sister Susan Tuttle (Ray); son James Paul Sheldon (Kimberly); and daughter Joanna Janeen Pierce (Nathan). She will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. with a viewing from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the LDS church at 790 W. 1500 South, Woods Cross, Utah. Burial will be at the Memorial Lakeview Cemetery, 1640 E. Lakeview Drive, Bountiful, Utah.

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