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Obituary for Linda Done DeMott

Linda Done DeMott, age 68, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones on January 29, 2022. She was born on November 6, 1953 in Salina, Utah to Melvin and Lillian (Andrews) Done.

Linda was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She spent many days playing any kind of sport with her twin sister, Brenda. She graduated from Manzano High School in 1971 and went on to Brigham Young University to study Elementary Education/Special Education. It was at BYU that she met David DeMott. They were married in the Provo Temple in 1975. They were happily married for 46 years until David’s recent passing.

Linda loved being around children. She worked for many years as a kindergarten teacher, substitute teacher and, later in life, she ran a “Gramma School” for her young grandchildren. Linda loved to sew and create beautiful things for her home. Her focus was her family and her greatest joy came from being with her children and grandchildren.

Linda and David had many adventures with their young family. Soon after they married, they moved to the Chicago area and then to Tokyo, Japan. They raised their children, for the most part, in Chino, California. Linda served faithfully in various callings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She could often be found up late at night, making dozens of cookies for a school party or preparing for a ward activity. Linda and David moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2010 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. In 2020, they moved to Cedar City where they found many wonderful and kind friends.

Linda will be deeply missed by her family. She led a beautiful life of kindness and service. Her example of love for her family shines in the faces of her many grandchildren.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Lillian, her brother James, and her husband of 46 years, David. She is survived by her sisters, Kathleen (Rudy) Johansen; Barbara (Sam) Williams, Brenda Done, Peggy Done; her children, Kimberley DeMott, Kara DeMott, James DeMott, Amy (Christian) Headlee, Pamela (Jeffrey) Schenk; and 16 grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at the Cedar City Cemetery.