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Our Beloved Mother, DeAnn W. Stringham, of Vernal, Utah passed away on November 22, 2021, in Sandy, Utah, at the age of 83 surrounded by her family.
She was born in Vernal, Utah on June 9, 1938, to loving parents, Leland and Sarah Workman along with 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Bill Workman, Ted Workman, LaNae Merkley, Marie Gardner, Jim Workman, and Nita Boren.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and cherished her calling as a ministering sister.
Mom loved her high school years and met her sweetheart, Kary D. Stringham. After attending Utah State University for a semester, she returned home and married her sweetheart on July 27, 1957. Later, she was sealed to him in the Vernal Temple in 2014. Together, they had 5 children.
Throughout mom's life she had several jobs but the one that she cherished most was helping the elderly while working in Dr. Paul Stringham's office. She held this position on and off for 17 years.
Mom and Dad enjoyed camping and hunting with family and friends. She loved the mountains, where she searched for arrowheads and practiced her yodeling with nature. She passed this love of the mountains to her children and grandchildren, where many family reunions were held sharing her laughter and love.
In her life with Kary, through his line of work, they were afforded the opportunity to live in Holland, London, and a short stint in Germany. Mom’s loving and giving ways led to many lifelong friends from all around the world.
She moved back to Vernal after the death of her sweetheart. While back home, she found a love of golf, where she held several positions as a member of the Vernal Ladies Golf Association. She also loved to write poetry, oil paint, play bridge, cheer on the Jazz, make bracelets, and knit her famous dish rags.
Mom was the quintessential fun Grandma. She loved spending fun time with each and every one of her 13 grandchildren. Many joyous memories were created through her contagious laughter and love of games, including Domino’s, Yahtzee, and Greed. Grandma would always remind her grandchildren to help themselves to her treat drawer. In addition, she loved her nieces and nephews and entertained them “through her funny stories and bubbly personality”.
Mom found another sweetheart in 1991, when she married Kent G. Stringham. When they weren’t traveling, they relished spending time with their family golfing, playing cards and games, and laughing till the wee hours of the morning.
Mom showed compassion and strength in caring for Kent who passed away in 2004.
Throughout mom's life she has met many people and adored the connection with each and every one of them. Our mom left an amazing impact on whomever crossed her path because of her genuine love for all.As her children, our mother is a “Classy Lady”, always put together from head to toe till the very end. She is the diamond in our eyes.
She is survived by her 5 children: Bret (Denice) Stringham, Vernal, Utah; Bart (Terri) Stringham, Holly Lake Ranch, Texas; Chad (Natalie) Stringham, Logandale, Nevada; Kara (Mark) Gudac, West Jordan, Utah, and Jillyn (Steven) Bird, Salem, Utah.
Step-Children: Mycolyn James, Riverton, Wyoming, and Kyle Stringham.
Grandchildren (13), Great-Grand Children (30) and one on the way. Step-Grand Children (2)
Proceeded in death by her parents, husbands (Kary D. Stringham, Kent G. Stringham), siblings (Bill Workman, LaNae Merkley, Marie Gardner).
Our sincerest appreciation to all employees at Sunrise Senior Living, with a special thanks to those women in the activity center. We also want to share our immense gratitude to Elevation Hospice of Utah, especially Darian Hall, Lexie Teerlink and Sherry Harris for their compassionate care of our Mom in her final days.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Vernal 1st Ward LDS chapel, in Vernal Utah.
Viewing will be held on Friday December 3, 2021 at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Blackburn Vernal Mortuary and 1 hour prior to the services at the chapel. Burial will be located at Vernal Memorial Park, under the direction of Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the charity of your own choice in Memory of our Mom.