Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

July 15, 2021
LaWana Ruth Hunt Dickman

Obit LaWana Ruth Hunt Dickman 1LaWana Ruth Hunt Dickman, our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother returned to her Heavenly Father and into the waiting arms of her son and husband July 13, 2021. 

Obit LaWana Ruth Hunt Dickman 2LaWana was born July 21, 1935, in Grantsville, Utah, to Ella Emily McBride Hunt and Benjamin Franklin Hunt. She was the seventh of 10 children. Born into a family that loved music, she played guitar, had a beautiful voice and wrote numerous songs and poems. LaWana along with her brothers, sisters, children, nieces and nephews played guitars, and sang together at all the family gatherings. 

She married her sweetheart, Duane Arnold Dickman, Sept. 9, 1955. They were blessed with four children, Danny, Brenda and the twins Carrie and Terry. Together they traveled the world while Duane served his country in the United States Army. Their journey began in Grantsville, Utah, and they went on to live in Baumholder, Germany; Fort Ord, California; Heidelberg, Germany; and San Francisco, California. While deployed, they traveled to Venice, Italy; Zurich, Switzerland; Berlin, Germany; Frankfurt, Germany; Austria and many other European cities. One of their favorites was visiting the Burning of The Castle in Heidelberg. In 1972 they made Grantsville, Utah, their final home. LaWana was a very proud military wife and always said she lived a remarkable life.

The most important blessings in LaWana’s life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, parents, brothers and sisters, and Duane’s family. She always had a house full of friends and relatives. She was an excellent cook and welcomed all into her home. 

LaWana will be greatly missed by her children Danny (Toni) Dickman, Carrie Elaine Batt (John) Bertram, and Brenda Dickman; grandchildren Brandon Vern (Krista) Batt, Alesha Dickman, Brittany Dickman, Shaun Smith, Shelsi Godinez, Laci Fidler, Tre Lambert; and 16 great-grandchildren; her brother Max Hunt and numerous nieces and nephews.

LaWana was proceeded in death by her parents; her son Terry Dickman; husband Duane Dickman; sisters Thelma, Darlene, Evelyn, Peggy, Ramona; and brothers Bud, Junior and Fawn. 

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Grantsville 3rd Ward chapel, 438 S. Hale St. Viewings will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., and also Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., prior to service, both at the 3rd Ward chapel. Burial will follow in the Grantsville City Cemetery.

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