Dana Sue Kimball Israelsen
1957 ~ 2017

Dana Sue Kimball Israelsen passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 10th, 2017 surrounded by family. After overcoming impeccable odds, and receiving countless miracles our sweet Dana Sue went back home.

Dana lived her life according to one word, “Joy.” Meaning, that she lived her life by putting “Jesus” first, then “Others,” then herself last, “You.” She was a beautiful daughter, thoughtful wife, precious mother, and beloved grandmother. Those that knew her remember her as someone who not only wanted to change the world, but did. Spending much of her time traveling abroad, doing humanitarian work, teaching the importance of education, and embracing creativity in any form that is came in. She spent so much of her time lifting and inspiring others around the world. It’s safe to say that her legacy will not only be remembered but will continue to live on through her loved ones. Dana Sue was a light to this world. Not only do many of her accomplishments include working for the staff of President Ronald Regan, receiving an art scholarship from BYU, graduating in journalism and working for channel 2 news, she worked with her dear friend in developing an organization called “Inside Out Learning,” (IOL) that gives students and teachers all over the world the opportunity to enjoy the blessings of education. She truly dedicated her life to helping others. But above all, she put her role as a mother first. She truly left this world better than it was.

This coming Friday, December 15th, there will be a closed casket gathering from 6-8pm at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 N 900 E, American Fork, Utah. On Saturday, December 16th, there will be another gathering from 10:30-11:30 am followed by a funeral service held in her honor at noon in the Alpine Chapel on 901 E. Village Way.

We know that if she had one last message to leave with the world it would be this. No matter how hard life gets there is always hope that comes from following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. She would also say that gratitude is the key to opening the windows of heaven, and that joy isn’t found in the absence of pain but presence of God. Dana Sue never waited for any storm to be passed, instead she put on her yellow duck rain boots, and learned to dance in the rain.

Her passing is proceded by the death of her parents Daniel and Earlena Kimball, but she lives on through her siblings Greg (Karen), Gym, and Heidi (Mike), her husband Brent, her 3 daughters Danielle (Denny), Jessica, Gabrielle, and her sweet baby granddaughter Winnie. She is dearly missed, but deeply remembered. In sweet and loving memory of our dearest friend. We love you, but you shall live on in our hearts forever.

To honor her life work and to keep it progressing, please donate to IOL at: www.iolinterantional.org

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