Ora Dixon Durfee
1937 ~ 2012
devoted wife and angel mother returned home to her Maker
on June 14, 2012. Gaylie Ora Dixon Durfee began her journey
on Earth on June 30, 1937 being born to Quayle & Ora
Lucina Jeppson Dixon. She was excited to join them and her
two older brothers and is survived by her sister Annetta
Anderson (Richard) and sister-in-laws Beverly Dixon and
Kaye Warnke (John), who she loves completely.
She married her eternal companion of 57 years, (Jack) John
Clealund Durfee on August 19, 1955 in the Salt Lake City,
Utah Temple. She lived a life of discipleship in loving
and serving those around her. She endlessly fulfilled her
many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints in all organizations on Ward and Stake levels. Cherished
memories include serving as an Ordinance Worker in the Mount
Timpanogos Temple and serving a Member Locator Service Mission
with her sweetheart.
She loves the Lord and loves her posterity. She is survived
by spouse, (Jack) John Clealund Durfee, nine children and
spouses, John Durfee (Lori), Deborah Lovelady (Alan), Patricia
Miller (David), Kay Marie (Katie) Smith (Ben), Denise Buhler
(Steve), Kathleen Blood (Todd). MaryLynn Quayson-Sackey
(Alex), Jacquelyn Durfee, Sabrina Tettey (Godgreat), fifty-four
grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren with a grandchild
and great-grandchild on their way. She leaves them with
a great legacy of faith, gratitude and compassion. She is
loved and admired by those she tirelessly served.
Funeral service celebrating her life will be held on June
18, 2012 at the American Fork East Stake Center located
at 825 East 500 North American Fork, UT at 11:00 A.M.. A
viewing will be held at the church from 10:00 A.M. –
10:30 A.M. prior to the services and on June 17, 2012 from
5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. at Warenski Funeral Home located
at 1776 North 900 East American Fork, UT. Interment will
be held at the American Fork Cemetery.
A special thank you to all the medical staff, friends and
neighbors that served our family this past year. We appreciate
all your efforts in our behalf. We love you Mom.