Norman "Don" Deering

1934 ~ 2022

Norman Donald “Don” Deering passed away peacefully with his wife and daughter by his side at the age of 88 years old.

He was the loving husband of Kathleen Deering for 61 years. In recent years, Don truly enjoyed being near his daughter, Sissy Laughbon-Zeigler, and her husband Chris. He was the proud grandfather of Ryan Laughbon and Kyle Laughbon. He was proceeded in death by his son Steven A Deering and grandson Steven J Deering and his brother, Charles Hermansen.

Don was fortunate to find out in recent years via, that he had 4 more half-siblings through his Irish side: Josephine Reilly, Donald Sheahan, Ruthanne Gustafson, and Doris Hamilton. Additionally, he also found a grandson, Christian Marriott. He and the rest of the family have thoroughly enjoyed our newest members.

Don was raised in Los Angeles, California, and had a long and enjoyable career as a realtor/broker and property manager in Orange County, CA until 2014, when he and his wife moved to Sandy, Utah to retire near their daughter.

Don was an avid lover of sports. He loved to play golf and tennis and loved watching the Lakers or most any sport live or on television.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from the hours of 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the LeJardin at the Rose Shop, 1910 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah.

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We’re so sorry for the loss of such a great person. He was always great to be around and he will be truly missed.

- Patrick McLean

Such a presence went he walked into a room...and always GORGEOUS! He adored his wife and family! I absolutely love this picture of him. Sending lots of love and hugs your way Sissy, hope to see you soon.

- Patty Wisdom

Don was always a fun person to talk with. He loved being active in sports but he loved his family much more.. I looked forward to talking with him after church.

- robert teitt

Sissy I didn’t know your dad very well, but I do know that we are never ready to say goodbye to our parents.
My prayers and love are with you all!!

- Miri

Don & Kathleen were our very dear friends in Southern California. Don not only was the best dresser, but him and Kathleen could out dance any couple doing the swing. They were poetry in motion! He loved tennis and playing poker on Thursday night with the boys. He always made us laugh with his jokes! Don will be greatly missed, but will forever remain in our hearts.
Our deepest sympathy to Kathleen, Sissy and their family.

- Bob & Kathy Smith