Dona was the daughter of Boyd Hafen and Jessie Elizabeth Ericksen.
She grew up in Orem with her grandmother Elizabeth Emily Waldemar Ericksen.
She always had a song in her heart and a day didnt go by without music. She sang during her school years in musicals, trios, quartets, and choirs. She sang to gently wake up her family and to express her sheer joy in daily living. She found music in the song of the birds and in all of nature.
She recently sang with a stake Relief Society Choir at her stake conference. These musical moments brought her great happiness.
The best part of her life was sharing it with her beloved forever companion. They were married in the Manti Temple on June 27, 1947. This sacred union formed a firm foundation on which to raise their family. Her children were richly blessed to be brought up in a home of love and kindness, where simple truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ were taught and honored.
The void that she leaves will always be filled with the loving memories and lessons she taught us.
She temporarily leaves behind her loving children:Cheryl Dawn (Garry Green, deceased), Alan Kenneth (Anne) , Mark Hafen, Jeanine (Allen Blatter), Kurt Terry ( Tamera), and Brian Keith (Robin ) and 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.