Delone Esther Jacobson Shupe, 94, passed away on August 29, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She spent her last 8 days on this earth surrounded by her family who she loved dearly. Dee was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. Her grandchildren were the light of her life.
She was born on June 12, 1928, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Aaron Carl Jacobson and Laura DeLone Emery. Dee was a big sister to two little brothers. She was fortunate enough to have a childhood surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins who all lived close by. She saw many things in her long life. She lived through the Great Depression and the 2nd World War. She went from having no television or phone to having an iPad and an Alexa. Dee was never able to be convinced that there was not an actual lady living inside the Alexa. She often told her “Thank you” after Alexa reminded her to take her pills. One time while listening to family members ask Alexa multiple questions, she sharply replied, “You guys are going to drive that woman crazy!”
Dee married the love of her life, Donald L. Shupe, on July 30,1946, right after he returned home from serving in the war. They were sealed in the LDS Salt Lake Temple on February 12, 1965.
Dee loved crocheting, crafting, camping, and baking. She was famous for her pies, caramel corn, cookies, suckers, Easter Egg dying parties, Christmas Eve parties, and anything that brought her family together. Her grandkids will always remember the pinball machine, game carpet, and the flashing speakers in the basement of her home where the best of memories were made. She was famous for inviting every one of her grandkids to sleep over all at once, much to Grandpa’s chagrin. But “Her Majesty” always got what she wanted.
Dee was a supportive wife, a devoted mother, a loyal friend, and a very involved and loving grandma. She made her home a place where all loved to be.
In her later years, she and Don spent their winters in Yuma, AZ, and their summers in their 5th wheel traveling from Camperworld to Camperworld where even more great memories were made.
Dee’s life has been full and she has been blessed with 17 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren. Dee’s unconditional love for all, her feisty personality (red hair), and sense of humor will be missed by all. We will miss her for a short time but we know that we are part of an eternal family and we will see her again.
Dee is survived by her six children; Pamela (Durell) Sorenson, Danny Shupe, Peggie (Gary) Rawson, Doug Shupe, Donna (Brett) Beagley, and Tania (Brent) Leonard. What a joyous reunion it must have been as she reunited with her angel baby Calvin Ray, her grandson D.J. Shupe, and her sweetheart, Don, who she has missed for 22 years.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East 10600 South in Sandy, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the services at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens following the funeral.
The family would like to thank the staff at Cascades at Riverwalk and Inspiration Hospice for their concern and loving care of our mom and grandma in her last difficult days. They would also like to express a special thanks to Jenn Farnsworth who took Dee in as her own grandma. Jenn was always there for grandma in her last few years to bring her meals, talk with her for hours and hours, and to be her best friend. Jenn and her husband Nate have a special place in our hearts.
Mom/Grandma, we love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck. Until we meet again…
Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near to the broken-hearted and saves the crushed in spirit”
My prayers and condolences go out to the family.
Oh Donna! Your mom is beautiful! You definitely have her eyes. We will be out of town next Tuesday. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Try to get some rest because grief takes a lot of energy.
I miss you already! I will strive to be and hope to be a Gram just like you! You truly loved with your whole heart. I will miss your 94 calls in 30 secs, to answer and nobody be there. I will miss our chocolate covered raisin binges. I will miss our See's Butterscotch suckers together. Not sure I will miss all your Intimate Stories but I will surely laugh about them forever! Your Christmas Eve Parties, Easter Egg Dyeing Parties, The Clothes Shoot, The Carpet, Our Bathtub talks and Your Back Rubs will forever be in my heart. Love You Gram, give Papa Don a big hug for me!
Dearest Donna and family,
Reading about your mom brought me smiles. She was a lovely woman and I can see she brought much joy and love to your family. Sending all my love and support at this time.
Dawnlynn and family. We were sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. I met her at Lindsey's wedding and she was so nice to us. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your grandmother will always be with you through the many memories you have of her.
Ted and Renae