Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 5, 2018
Donna Jane Chriss

Obit Donna Jane ChrissDonna Jane Chriss, 94, loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Sandy, Utah, surrounded by her family. She was born on Aug. 21, 1923, in Tooele, Utah, and was the second of three children born to Vern and Myrtle Allsop. Donna married Paul Chriss on March 23, 1943, and became the proud parents of two sons, Ronald and Michael.

Donna graduated from Tooele High School, worked at Tooele Army Depot, Allsop Realty and Insurance with her mother Myrtle, and the Clyde Allen Insurance Agency. She was active in Beta Sigma Phi, bridge club, and other social organizations including the Eagles and Elks. She had many life-long friends who she enjoyed spending time with and traveling the world.

She is survived by her sons, Ronald (Penny) and Michael (Lisa); four grandchildren, Tammy Harding, Danielle Bowen, Lindsay Crane, and Taylor Chriss; six great grandchildren, Colby Evans, Bryce Evans, Logan Harding, Erin Harding, Nakita Harding, and Christopher Crane; and one brother, Bill (Joyce) Allsop.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul, sister Betty Berry, and granddaughter Paula Fogarty.

Donna will forever be remembered as a kind, gracious, and generous person. Everyone who ever met her loved and respected her. She left the world a better place.

A remembrance of her life will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 12 p.m. at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele. A viewing will be held that same day from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

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