Life-long Tooele resident, Donna Stewart McKendrick, age 86, passed away May 29, 2019, in Tooele, Utah. She was born at home Oct. 12, 1932, in Tooele, Utah, to Edla Johnson and Eugene Speirs Stewart. She graduated from Tooele High School in 1950 receiving the White Buffalo Award. On February 3, 1951, she married JS (Timmer) McKendrick in Tooele, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. She was a homemaker while her children were growing up.
Donna was very civic minded and enjoyed working and serving in the community. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi, worked with handicapped children at the Tooele Day Care Center, was the area chairman for the American Cancer Society, worked in the accounting office at Mantes Chevrolet, was a secretary to the Tooele Army Depot Comptroller and secretary/treasurer of the Settlement Canyon Irrigation Company.
In 1974, she was elected as the Tooele County Recorder where she served for 24 years. She was an officer in the Utah Association of Counties and an officer in the National Association of Counties and was honored as the 1994 Public Official of the Year for the National Association of County Recorders and Clerks. She received many other awards while in public office.
She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings throughout her life.
Donna loved to travel, snowmobiling, camping, boating and also enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren in all of their activities and games.
She is survived by her loving husband, JS (Timmer) McKendrick, Tooele; sons, Scott (Rena), Trenton, Utah, and Mark (Sheryl), Tooele; daughter, Robyn (Jerry) Brown, Soda Springs, Idaho; 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; brother, Ferrell Stewart, Tooele; and sister-in-law, Sylvia Kim McKendrick, Tooele. She was preceded in death by her son, Timmy; parents; parents-in-law, Clifford and LaVaun McKendrick; sister and brother-in-law, Colleen and Jay DeLaMare; sister-in-law, Leila Stewart; and brother-in-law, Max Booth.
Donna was a very loving and kind wife, mother, grandmother and sister and we will miss her dearly.
The family would like to thank the Rocky Mountain Care-Willow Springs staff and hospice nurses and aids for their kind and loving care to our wife and mother. A special thanks to Dr. Charles Holt for his years of care for Donna.
There will be a visitation on Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele, Utah. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Tooele 7th Ward building, 1025 W. Utah Ave., with visitation prior to the services from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be at the Tooele City Cemetery.
Donna was always generously giving to others, in lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.