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Susan Conlin Dana, 75, returned home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, September 10, 2023, after a valiant battle with Dementia.
She was born Sept. 26, 1947, in Preston, Idaho, to Harold James Conlin and Mary LaRene Ransom Conlin, the fourth of seven children, and the only daughter. Susan graduated from Preston High School.
Susan enjoyed spending time with family, and always put them first. She was ambitious and hardworking. When she would babysit for friends and neighbors, she looked for additional ways to be of service while in their home. While watching the children she would also help iron church shirts and clean around the house. After graduating from high school, she ventured away from home to build a life for herself and future children. Susan was married to Bruce Dana in the Ogden, UT. Temple on November 28th, 1975. Due to the passing of Bruce’s previous wife, Susan became the stepmother of three young daughters whom she also loved and cared for. Together, Bruce and Susan had three additional daughters. In time, Susan and Bruce amicably went their separate ways. No matter the significant challenges along her journey she maintained a fiery determination to always protect and provide for her three daughters and maintained a special place in her heart for her stepdaughters.
Susan worked for the IRS and the BLM for 34 years. While at the BLM she had a treasured opportunity to work with the Wild Horse Program. She got to be around wild Mustangs, noting their markings, vaccinations, and assist in adoptions. She witnessed coworkers take a wild horse and in a short period of time they could walk up and pet the horse. She loved working with horses, meeting so many amazing people, and traveling throughout the mountains and different cities associated with the Wild Horse Program.
With her selfless nature and desire to serve, she fulfilled many callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served various leadership positions in the Primary and loved working in the Primary most of all. She served as a Temple worker for 2 years at The Jordan River Temple in the Baptistry. Susan loved the Lord and serving in His church. Her greatest treasures are her family, her temple covenants and her testimony of the Lord, Jesus Christ. She knew the power of tithing and had a strong testimony of tithing. These core values became a comfort and strength in life’s challenges and opportunities.
Susan will forever be remembered for being incredibly generous and caring. Her home was always a welcoming space for family and friends. She loved to share in a laugh with loved ones. She was playful, energetic, opinionated, loved Elvis, read multiple books each week, and never went down without a fight. Without question, she has significantly blessed the lives of countless people throughout her life. Her legacy will persist for generations to come.
We love and miss you, until we meet again!
Susan is survived by her three daughters, Tami (Dave) Cannon
Tooele, UT.; Heather (Eric) Willardson Magna, UT.; Brooke (Eric) Larsen Bountiful, UT.; 11 grandchildren, Sean, Kailyn, Morgan, Carson, Carter, Aidan, Corbin, Liam, Camdan, Cayden, Breklyn.; 1 great-grandchild, Kasper.; and 4 brothers, Ross, Reed, Craig, and Mike. Preceding her death were her parents; two brothers, Steven, and Alan; her in-laws Don and LaVell Smith.
We would like to thank Intermountain Hospice for the amazing care they showed our mother. We would also like to thank her nurses, Dennis Keyes & Collin Bingham, for the exceptional care they provided. We also appreciate the Chaplain Jody Davis who regularly checked in with Tami and our Mother on their well-being during this difficult time.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 19th at 1:00 p.m. at the Preston 1st Ward Chapel, 213 E. 2nd S. Preston, Idaho 83263
The family will meet with friends Tuesday morning prior to the services from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the church. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com