1928 – 2022
Our beautiful and loving Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great-Great Grandmother passed April 14, 2022 at her home after a short illness. Born Ella Leone Burrell to Ellis and Ella Burrell in Magna, Utah June 19, 1928, the 3rd of 5 children. Married Douglas Dangerfield October 2, 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple.
She is survived by her sister, Joy Christensen; sons, Scott, Craig (Julie), Kim (Deborah) and Rick (Cindy); daughter, Michelle Dennis (Scott). Also survived by 20 Grandkids, 35 Great Grandkids and 9 Great-Great Grandkids. Preceded in her passing by her parents; loving husband, Douglas; daughter, Denise Navarro; grandson, Danny; sister, Mae Collings (Bill); brothers, Orson (died shortly after birth), and Keith (MaryAnn).
A graduate of Cyprus High School where she was elected president of Cyprus High Associated Girls, winning by all but 3 votes. She had an amazing work ethic her entire life, doing odd jobs as a youngster, worked at Camp Kearns as a young teen during WWII (she was found to be underage, but they let her stay washing dishes.) After marriage she took on a variety of jobs to make ends meet, as long as they didn’t interfere with raising the family. Mom even worked a ‘graveyard’ shift to help pay for the down payment on our new home when we moved from Garfield to Magna in 1956.It was a hard, unglamorous job, but in her words she ‘did what had to be done’.
She had always done women’s hair through the years, cuts, perms, comb outs, etc. She made a point of telling the ladies she couldn’t legally charge because she wasn’t licensed. Unfortunately, many took advantage of her disclaimer and never did pay….no, she didn’t ‘name names’. Yes, she was a soft touch, but never really complained. In 1966 at the age of 38, she, her sister Mae and cousin Ev Peterson decided to go to beauty school. She won first place that year in a style competition, something she was always proud of. After graduation, our Dad built her a shop in our home and she started ‘Leone’s Beauty Shop’. After about 30 years, she finally retired in 1997.
Mom was a faithful member of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, serving through the years as Sunday School Teacher, Young Women’s President, Relief Society President as well as other callings.
She touched many lives during her 93 years and will be remembered by all who knew her as a beautiful, loving soul – inside and out. Without a doubt she would like to be thought of as one who made people feel welcome, and most assuredly, made them laugh.
Mom was the most loving, unselfish and non-judgmental person one could ever have the privilege of knowing. We have been so fortunate to have her in our life as long as we did.
Many thanks to family and friends who are helping us through this, as well as Dr. Gandolfi, his staff and especially the people at Hospice, who’s care and compassion have been exceptional.
Viewing will be Thursday, April 21 at Peel Funeral Home from 6 to 8 pm, 8525 W. Magna Main St., and the funeral will be held Friday, April 22 at Spencer 4th Ward Chapel, 8181 Breeze Dr. in Magna at 12:00 noon with a viewing prior to service from 11:00 to 11:45.
Zoom hyperlink: Magna Utah South Stake - Spencer 4th Ward https://www.magnautahsouthstake.org/Wards/4th
Leone Dangerfield Funeral Service.mp3