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Deyon Eakins Spendlove

January 18, 1933 — February 23, 2024

Morgan

Deyon Eakins Spendlove, beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother of 91 years, passed away at the FamilyTree Assisted Living Center in Morgan, Utah, on February 23, 2024.  She leaves behind seven of her eight children: Shanna (Theron) Schaefermeyer, St. George, Utah; Denzil (Susan) Spendlove, Henefer, Utah; Dawain (Jana) Spendlove, Clinton, Utah; Linda (David, deceased) Butcher, Clinton, Utah; Rodney Spendlove, Morgan, Utah; Diana (Lavy, deceased) Berman, Redmond, Oregon; and Lisa (Christian) Griffith, Silverdale, Washington.  Janeil (David, deceased) Tebbs passed away in 2020.  She also leaves a wonderful posterity of 19 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild.  One great granddaughter preceded her in death.  

She met Melvin Wayne Spendlove at Como Springs in Morgan and they married August 7, 1950, in Henefer, Summit, Utah.  They were married 70 years, with Wayne passing away in 2020.

Deyon was born January 18, 1933, in Summit County, Utah, to Herschel Oscar Eakins and Inez Shill.  She is the last of her immediate family to pass to the other side of the veil. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Freida Sickinger and brother, Albert Eakins.

Deyon lived a rich, full life playing softball with the Henefer Shmoos and enjoying life on the small family farm.  She milked cows, fed pigs, hauled hay, and learned the skills of canning food.  She worked at the Kozy Cafe in Echo and a short time in food services at Weber State College.  She is most known for her many years of work at Jay’s Cafe where she met and knew just about everybody in Morgan.

She married before she could graduate from high school and always wanted to get her high school diploma.  The same year her youngest daughter, Lisa, graduated, Deyon fulfilled her life long dream of graduating and did so at Morgan High School.  

She enjoyed sports, especially playing softball and played the game into her forties.  She loved traveling, knitting, crocheting, and watching the Jazz basketball team.  Many afghan's and hand towels were made as she excitedly watched the Jazz play.

Deyon was a simple woman of faith and charity.  A lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She loved to serve others, participate in social events of all kinds and just be around people.  She enjoyed telling her many stories of life and her circumstances, finding joy and optimism even in difficult times.  She enjoyed her time traveling with the Good Sam Club of Ogden and the many adventures with these special friends.

A viewing will be held on Sunday February 25, 2024 from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. A memorial service for the family will follow at 4:30 at Walker Mortuary – Morgan. Burial at the Henefer Cemetery will take place on Monday February 26, 2024 at 4 p.m.

The services will be livestreamed for anyone to watch.

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

3:30 - 4:15 pm (Mountain time)

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

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45 W 200 N St, Morgan, UT 84050

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Monday, February 26, 2024

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