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Donna Skudstad

October 27, 1942 ~ December 17, 2021 (age 79)


Donna Eugenia Wheelwright Skudstad, 79, passed away in Klamath Falls on December 17, 2021. A graveside service was held on February 18, 2022 at 11 am, at the Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, UT, where she was buried near her parents and grandparents.

Donna was born October 27, 1942, to Lorin and Ila Wheelwright in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was raised in a happy, music-filled home with two older sisters and one younger brother. She spent most of her life playing the piano and teaching many students. She graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and enjoyed teaching kindergarten until she started her own family. While in college, she learned to play the pedal harp beautifully. That is also where she met her future husband, Donald Richard Skudstad.  They were married in 1967 in the Salt Lake City Temple and had two children.

Donna enjoyed learning all her life. She always lived near a college or university because her father and her husband were both professors of higher education. She gave her time and funds in benefiting her family and friends and in pursuing her many hobbies and interests. She was a member of many organizations including the Music Teachers National Association, the American Harp Society, the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen, and the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts. She was also a member of the Klamath Chorale and the local quilt club. She also enjoyed square dancing with her husband. 

Donna's other hobbies included sewing, sculpting, and drawing. She learned how to sew as a girl while making doll clothes and advanced to making quilts and altering fancy wedding dresses by sewing on extra beads and sequins etc. She also learned to make tatted lace by hand.
Donna loved to serve and help others. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many church callings including Ward Organist, Primary President, a Visiting Teacher, and other callings in the Relief Society. She also served, with her husband, as an ordinance worker at the Medford, Oregon Temple.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband Donald Richard Skudstad in 2013 (after 46 years of marriage); her parents Lorin and Ila Wheelwright; and her two older sisters, Mona (& her husband Calvin) Lowe, and Sylvia Cundick.

Donna is survived by her two children John Henry Skudstad and Bonnie Eugenia (& her husband Mark) Holmquist; her grandchildren Daniel, John, Ammon, Rachel, Matthew, Joshua, and Jacob Holmquist; a younger brother Lynn (& his wife Melva) Wheelwright; and brother-in-law Bert Cundick.

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Graveside Service
February 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Brigham City Cemetery
300 E. 300 S
Brigham City, UT 84302

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