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Barbara Alison (Cheshire) DeWaalDecember 4, 1921 ~ May 1, 2017 (age 95)
Barbara Alison Cheshire DeWaal, 95, passed away peacefully of natural causes, surrounded by her family, at her home in Holladay, Utah on May 1, 2017. She was born December 4, 1921 in Salt Lake City, Utah to James Douglas Cheshire and Maud Alice Brown. Barbara had the privilege of being raised by two loving mothers. Her birth mother died when Barbara was 14 years old, and she was subsequently raised by her second mother, Lydia Clara Naegelin Cheshire. She grew up with sisters Maudella, Margaret and Lydia Mae, brothers James, Barton, Robert and Glenn. She graduated from West High, and married Jacob DeWaal in the Salt Lake Temple November 4, 1942. They were married for 74 years.
We will always remember Barbara as a wonderfully happy, friendly and outgoing person. She was quick to laugh and kind to everyone. Her home was open to all; to neighbors, friends and strangers as well. She was a selfless, giving woman who always thought of others first. She willingly shared her gifts and talent for music. Singing and playing the piano brought great joy to her and pleasure to those around her. She was dedicated to keeping a daily journal. She and Jacob loved missionary work. Together they served LDS missions in the Philippines, Kenya, Detroit, Welfare Square and two inner-city missions in Salt Lake City.
Preceded in death by her husband Jacob, two sons, Howard and Clark (Lorraine), along with three brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her brother Barton (Carolyn) Cheshire, children Claudia (David) Wright, Alice (Larry) Riddle, Michael (Mary Ann) DeWaal, Matthew (Jolene) DeWaal, Ilauna (Danny) Parks, Adam (Jenny) DeWaal, Anderson Thomas, thirty-two grandchildren, sixty great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be held Monday, May 15, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with the funeral immediately following at 11:00 a.m. at the Olympus 8th Ward L.D.S. Stake Center, 2700 East 4500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment will be at the Holladay Memorial Cemetery.