Donald Victor Francis, age 79, passed peacefully in his sleep on April 13, 2021, in his home in West Valley City, Utah.
Don was born on February 26, 1942, in Evanston, Wyoming to Ruth E. Francis and Percy H. Francis and raised in Henefer, Utah. He spent most of his days as a proud truck driver and later was a school crossing guard. He met Sherrie Durrant on New Year’s Eve of 1972 and they were married six months later on June 15th, 1973, in Lindon, Utah.
Don is survived by his wife: Sherrie D. Francis, children: Scott (Joy), Troy (Christee), Blaine (Diane), Brodie (Wendee), brothers: Bob (Karen) and Ken (Nancy), 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and his pooch Lily pie.
Aside from Don’s long-haul trucking, he was also a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and dedicated much of his time and love to his work for the church. He spent much of his time reading scriptures, listening to old western music, taking care of his family, walking his dog, and writing. Don had a warm and inviting smile that everyone adored. He was a listener and always saw the best in people. Most of all, he was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather.
Funeral services for Don were held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1510 W Parliament Avenue, West Valley, Utah. A time for viewing and sharing of memories was held at the church on Saturday from 9:30 AM until the time of the service. Interment took place in Provo City Cemetery on Saturday at 1:00 PM. The funeral service was live-streamed and recorded. You can view and download the recording by clicking on the "Click here to access video" button below.
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