1937 ~ 2017 Donald C. Milne age 80 Died April 15, 2017 in Sandy, Utah. Born February 2, 1937 in Murray, UT to Donald Brady Milne and Virginia Ruth Brown Milne. Don enjoyed growing up in the Midvale, Utah area in the 1940s and 1950s surrounded by many family and lifelong friends. He attended Jordan High School and served a mission for the LDS Church in Mexico. At the conclusion of his mission he contacted a returned sister missionary in Mexico named Esther Lozano, he had known in the mission home, to practice his Spanish. The pen pal relationship evolved into something more and they were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple. They lived in Salt Lake while Don completed his B.A. and M.A. in Spanish at the University of Utah. Upon graduating he accepted a position in what was then called Southern Colorado State College (now Colorado State University - Pueblo). He later earned a PhD. from Brigham Young University. Don was a popular professor who taught for over 25 years before retiring in 1992. They raised their three boys in Pueblo. Upon retiring, Don and Esther moved to Utah to be closer to their grandchildren. They spent the balance of their lives loving and spoiling their family. He loved to read books and attend any event that involved his grandchildren. He enjoyed maintaining contact with his wife's extensive family in Mexico. He is survived by his sons Don (Aneladee), Blaine, and Brian (Rachel). sister Patricia (Paul) Condie, brother Richard (Sandi), and brother-in-law Tom Leek. Ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren Preceded in death by parents, wife Esther, and sister Janet Leek. Don's family would like to thank the employees of Valeo Hospice for the excellent care as well as Dr. Curt Reintjes and the staff at Alta Hospital for their medical care over the past few years. At his request, there will be no viewing or memorial services. There will be a brief graveside service on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 3:00pm at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah. Family and Friends are invited to visit at the Houston 1 Events room, Jordan Commons Theater, Friday April 21, 2017 anytime between 7-9 p.m. to share memories. This is the same location where Don attended Jordan High School and later enjoyed the Mayan Restaurant. Please visit www.wasatchlawnmortuary.com to share memories, condolences and to check for more details.
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