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 Donna Jane <I>Leak</I> Houlding

Donna Jane Leak Houlding

Imbler, Union County, Oregon, USA
Death 17 Dec 2003 (aged 94)
Burial Centerville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot A-A3-2-2
Memorial ID 10195995 · View Source
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Our dear aunt, Donna Jane Houlding, 94, passed away peacefully from complications of Parkinsons Disease and age.

She is the daughter of Elizabeth Miller and Robert Leak, born in Imbler, Oregon. She graduated from Davis High School.

Donna worked for many corporations, as personal secretary to CEOs in California and Arizona. She worked nine years as personal secretary for Meriam Sharp of the General Presidency of the Relief Society.

Donna married Frank Houlding February 23, 1946. After Frank's passing, she served a full time mission in Honolulu, Hawaii, the last six months as secretary to the mission president. Her mission continued after coming home, easily making many friends, sharing with them and family her strong testimony and deep love of the Savior. Through a life long struggle with health problems, she acknowledged the hand of her Father in Heaven in helping her to endure.

Because of her great love of family, genealogy became the heart and soul of her life. Donna spend countless hours reading and copying poems and words of encouragement for others.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers and sisters; and is survived by two sisters-in-law, Thelma Leak of Morgan, and Florence Curtis of Salt Lake; and 22 nieces and nephews.

For 11 years her home was Apple Tree Retirement Center in Kaysville. The last months were spent at Orchard Cove Hospital, Bountiful. Hospice of Utah assisted Donna's family with her care the last year and a half. Our heartfelt gratitude to all of those who assisted Donna with such love and compassion.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, where family and friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment-Centerville City Cemetery. Online guest book and direction map at

Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 12/19/2003

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  • Maintained by: Bryan Hatch
  • Originally Created by: Lone Wanderer
  • Added: 31 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10195995
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Donna Jane Leak Houlding (28 May 1909–17 Dec 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10195995, citing Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Bryan Hatch (contributor 47321554) .