Donna Mae Hurst
Our loving wife, mom, grandma, great grandma, aunt and friend, Donna Mae Jorgensen Hurst, 80, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 23, 2020 at her home.
She was born on September 8, 1939 in Ogden, Utah, a daughter of C. Allen and Mae Rawlins Jorgensen. She attended Valley Elementary in Huntsville, Utah, and graduated from Weber High School and Utah State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics.
Donna married her sweetheart, Robert Nielsen Hurst on June 2, 1961 in the Logan Temple.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in the Relief Society, Young Women and the Cub Scouts.
She also was a member of the Young Homemakers of America.
Donna made dolls for years, loved to sew and square dance with Bob.
She loved visiting Yellowstone and Disneyland, if she could of, she would have lived there. She also was a veracious Utah State Aggie Basketball and Football Fan and loved scrap booking. She also loved being with her family.
Surviving are her husband, Robert; five children, Lorie (Michael) Jeppesen; Bryan (Kathy) Hurst; Bradley (Stacy) Hurst; Bruce (Tami) Hurst; Kelly (Minerva) Hurst; 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Ruth Hamblin and brother, Allen R. Jorgensen, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 as a Private service. If you would like to see the service live please email to email@example.com for the code.
A viewing will take place at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, where there will be a "drive-by" viewing of Donna Friday, March 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. please use the West Entrance of the parking lot, we will have driving instructions how to proceed to the viewing. You will not be able to get out of your cars.
Interment will be in the Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville, Utah. Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com.
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I wanted to leave my condolences and sympathy. I'm so sorry that we weren't able to be their in person. We loved Donna Mae. Judy Rawlins Ball (cousin)
Donna went to a new assignment. She will always be her special spirit. She used her education in providing for her family and own home. Hard worker -always friendly-ready to help-enjoyed outdoors. We will know more about the things we don't understand right now in the future. She is a true spirit and dedicated daughter of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. How we honor her is to take care of those left here on earth a little longer.
so sorry for you lost. I will miss our friendship, we had some grear times together. Majken Newey Harris
Dear Hurst Family We are sadden to hear that Aunt Donna has passed to the other side. We know that she is with loved ones there and having a good time with them. We also know that even knowing that it is hard because you miss her here. Always have faith in Jesus Christ he is the master healer. With love from Robert Hamblin Family
So sorry to hear about your mother Bruce. Prayers to you and your family.
I am so sorry and surprised at Donna's passing. I remember the fun times we had making dolls. I learned so much from her. She was a beautiful person. Love you, Sandy Jensen
So very sorry that we have lost a very dear friend & that ment everything to us. Brenda was working with her at the Brigham City Community Hospital & also kept in good touch with her. She also worried about each of us when we was all in the hospital. Also put our names on the Temples fot the prayers. Our prayers are with you all.
Bob, I am so very sorry to hear about your great loss. I remember some of the conversations she and I would have when she was working at the hospital. She was so easy to talk to, and I enjoyed her perspective on life in general. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and is loved by everyone. Take care my friend.
Bob, So sorry for the passing of Donna. She was a talented and loving person. She always had good recipes for the RS sisters. She was a dear friend when we were in Brigham and still consider her a friend. May you and yours be blessed with peace and comfort. Love, Marilyn Bennett
Oh, Lorie, Uncle Bob, and all my cousins! I’m so sorry! I love your Mom. She reminded me of my Mom from her height to her optimism and infectious good-nature. She made me laugh and it was fun to see what a great respect and friendship you had. I remember telling Rachael that we need to hang out with Lorie and Donna and I didn’t make it happen. I should have - because, she’s wonderful. That makes me so sad. I remember something that was said at my mom’s funeral that made me feel better. The speaker said it was as if my Mom had boarded a ship. We are left at the docks, hearts aching, missing her, but she is headed to a new place with people who have been waiting and missing her for so long. They are on the other side, so happy she is finally coming. I like to think that my mom will be one of those waiting for her. She always said she was a very good friend. Take care and much love, Hurst family.
No matter how long in between visits Donna always treated me and my family as if we were the only people around. She made sure to listen and help make us feel loved and cared for. We will miss her smile, friendly hugs, and unrequited love. She let my wife and kids know we were always welcome and a part of “her” family. I have great memories of happy visits, dinners, church activities, family reunions, and telephone conversations. Even when she could not move around easily she did not spend time complaining, but made others happy to have spent time with her. Bob, Lorie, Bryan, Bruce, Brad, and Kelly, thanks for sharing your mom with us. May the peace of the knowledge the gospel brings allow you all to know she is just moved to the next phase and will keep you in her sights. We love you all and extend our condolences to each of you and your families. Scott and Jeannine Jorgensen and family.
I worked with Donna at the Brigham hospital in the kitchen.Not only fun to work with but a yummy cook.Hard worker never hesitating to help if needed.My sympathy goes out to the Hurst family.God bless you all.
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