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Dawn (Hilton) Porter

July 26, 1926 ~ December 23, 2021 (age 95)

Obituary

Dawn Hilton Porter passed away on December 23, 2021 at the age of 95. Dawn was born on July 26, 1926 at dawn in Delta Utah, the third daughter of Vera Snow and Wilford B Hilton.

Dawn married Rodney Porter on September 15, 1949 in the Manti, Utah temple. They had 5 children. She enjoyed listening to beautiful music, quilting, canning, reading; especially the scriptures and spent many hours studying about the gospel, along with family history work, serving in the temple, and helping and caring about her family and others. She was generous with her time, her home, her talents, and her resources.

She grew up in Delta, Utah, one of seven children. She met her future husband Rodney in junior high. She graduated from BYU in Home Economics. She used those skills to smoothly run her home, life and family. She was a very capable and organized woman who loved to keep busy. She spent many hours gardening and then canning the harvest. She also loved to tie and hand quilt. They enjoyed 47 years of happy marriage until Rod passed away in 1994. They were unified in their parenting and their children could not get away with any nonsense. They enjoyed traveling and saw much of the United States. They taught their children service to others, how to work hard, self reliance, thrift, and a deep reverence for our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. Dawn lived simply and found joy in simple things. She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and enjoyed and grew from the many callings she held in her life. Rod and Dawn served 2 temple missions together. Then she served another mission alone after Rod's death. Dawn will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her children: Nyla (Garold) Luck, Gwen, Scott (Cynthia), Kris (Bud) Perry, Jill (Jeff) Slaugh, sister Lael (Merton) Lovell, brother Bruce Hilton, brother-in-law Ken (JuVene) Porter, sister-in-law Colleen (Gill) Hilton, 23 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren, and 15 great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by husband: Rodney Porter, parents: Vera and Wilford, siblings: Lora (Ray) Whiting, Carol (Pete) Prusee, Clesse (Becky) Hilton, Gill Hilton, granddaughter Shelly Slaugh, and great grandson Dayson Luck.

Funeral services for Dawn will be held Thursday December 30, 2021 at 11:00am at the Rockpoint LDS Chapel (2575 North 1500 West). Visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday December 29, 2021 from 6pm - 8pm at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home (410 North 800 West) and Thursday from 9:45am - 10:45am at the church. Interment in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared at www.AshleyValleyFuneralHome.com.

A special thanks to Dr. Woodward and the many care givers, nurses and all the others at the Uintah Basin Care Center that were so good to our mother and took care of her.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 29, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ashley Valley Funeral Home
410 North 800 West
Vernal, UT 84078

Visitation
Thursday
December 30, 2021

9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Maeser 2nd Ward Chapel
2575 North 1500 West
Vernal, UT 84078

Funeral Service
Thursday
December 30, 2021

11:00 AM
Maeser 2nd Ward Chapel
2575 North 1500 West
Vernal, UT 84078

Interment
Thursday
December 30, 2021

12:30 PM
Maeser Fairview Cemetery
300 South 3500 West
Vernal, UT 84078

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