Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 22, 2014
Donald Zeller

Obit Donald ZellerJan 1, 1931~Apr 18, 2014

On a beautiful Good Friday morning, Donald Earl Zeller, 83, passed from this life to the next into the loving arms of his dear wife Roma. Don was born January 1, 1931, to William Joseph Zeller and Ludean Beal Zeller in Lovell, Wyo., the third of four sons. Served in US Navy during the Korean Conflict, first on a submarine tender, the USS Sperry, and then on the USS Sphinx (SSR 489), a radar picket boat (submarine). He graduated BYU with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1960. He married the love of his life, Roma Hepworth, on July 5, 1962 in the Manti Temple. She passed away on November 24, 2008. Their union was blessed with the births of three sons. He worked at the Tooele Army Depot and after he retired, he enjoyed working in real estate. He was an active member of the LDS Church held many callings. Home teaching was his favorite in which he served diligently and with love. Don and Roma served a mission at the LDS Employment Center in Tooele for 18 months. He loved to attend the temple as often as he could.

Survived by his sons: William (Anne), Christopher (Kim) of Tooele; and Daniel (Michele) of Canterbury, Conn.; brother: Eldon (Nina) of Orem; and nine cherished grandchildren: Krysta, Aimee, Shannon, Erica, Joseph, Chloe, Jared, Malaya and Jonathan; many nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly, and his dear friends including his temple buddies. Preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two brothers and their wives: Clarence (Bessie) and Ervan (Shirley). The family would like to thank Darin Smith, PA-C, and staff, for providing many years of care and friendship. Don truly thought a lot of them.

Funeral: Friday, April 25, at 11 a.m. at the Erda LDS Chapel, 323 E Erda Way. Viewings: Thursday evening, 7 to 8 p.m., at the Erda Chapel; and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 am. Burial Tooele Cemetery. Condolences at www.nicklemortuary.com

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