Peggy Lavena Ewell Doman

1950 ~ 2021


Feb. 9, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 South), Sandy, UT 84092
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    Feb. 10, 2021
    11:00 AM
    9750 South 2200 West, South Jordan, UT
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  • Peggy Lavena Ewell Doman, age 70, was reunited with her loving husband on February 3, 2021. She was born on July 15, 1950, in Arcata, California to Walter and Florence Ewell, the third of eight children. She met her future husband while attending Hillcrest High School in Midvale, Utah and graduated from the University of Utah in Elementary Education.

    She married Curtis Lynn Doman on August 24, 1971, in the Salt Lake Temple.
    A kindergarten teacher for over 20 years, she taught at Challenger and Crestview Elementary schools. She absolutely loved children and had a gift for teaching young children to read.

    Her ultimate goal in life was creating memories with family and friends. She loved to have fun and bring joy to others, especially her grandchildren. Christmas was a special time of year in the Doman household.

    From running marathons, to biking the pacific coast, to skydiving, she was always looking for the next adventure.

    Peggy loved sewing. She sewed her children’s clothes and created quilts, enough for all her children and grandchildren to have one. She made beautiful blessing dresses for her granddaughters. She was an artist, full of creativity. After she retired from teaching, she returned to college and earned a degree in computer graphic design. She used her degree to write and illustrate three children’s books.

    She was a woman of faith. Throughout her many trials in life, she relied on her testimony. She taught her children to trust the Spirit.

    Peggy was an example of unconditional love. She raised her children with love and taught them to realize their own self worth. She was a giver, which was manifested in her extreme Christmasing.

    Survived by her mother Florence Ewell and her four children: Curt (Alisa), Scott (Shari), Rulon (Kris) and Beckie (Roberto) Santos. She has 10 grandchildren: Morgan, Tyler, Ethan, Brooklyn, Andrew, Emilee, Rulon, Katherine, Kora and Henry.

    Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 10, at 11 am in the South Jordan 3rd Ward, 9750 South 2200 West. The service will also be available via Zoom at:
    Viewings will be held Tuesday the 9th from 6-8 pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 So.) and Wednesday at the ward from 9:30-10:45 am. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences are at


    No words can express . . . . The family defined for me two generations of superb individuals, academically and athletically. The opportunity to be involved to any minor extent in the family that Curt Sr. and Peggy raised would be the highlight of any public educator. The measure of someone's impact in this world is the actual scale by which they are judged. In this case, Peggy, you have surpassed anything I can imagine in seeing thousands of families. You and Curt Sr., along with children and grandchildren, have set an example for all that will come flooding back to support us in our times of trouble.

    I am saddened beyond words, but honored to have ever been acquainted with her example of a life 'well-lived'. For all of her children and grandchildren . . . the immediate sadness of the moment will in time change to a realization that you had the memories and example of someone who affected generations of people to a positive and honorable extent. She was all I could ever imagine a truly great human being could ever be.


    - Jeff Arbogast

    My love and prayers to all the dear family members. I'm a cousin, we were close as youngsters. She was a great lady, and left quite a legacy. 💖

    - Pamela Kerby

    Dear Rulon, Beckie, Scott, Curtis, and everyone else❤️
    I miss you, and Peg and Curt so much right now.
    When I was a teenager from another continent, your family welcomed me in and showed me what family life and love can look like. It was the first time I felt safe and loved within a family and for that, I'll be forever grateful. Miss you all. Ben

    - Ben Bela Böhm

    I'm heart broken. Peggy and her granddaughter were to my visiting teachers. Peggy and Curtis taught the temple preparation classes. They were both so spiritual and knowledgeable and made the classes interesting. I also was able to be her visiting teacher... what a blessing that was to me. She was just beginning her drawings for her books. She also collected Disney characters. And she had a gazillion of the them. Peggy was always friendly even in the hallway she would smile or say hi.
    I will miss her. My heart hurts.

    - Linda Butterfield

    Peggy was loved by everyone that knew her. She was given so many talents and she shared those with all of us and especially her family. What a blessing she was. We will surely miss her but we know that she lived a very full life and she is back with her sweetheart again.

    - Bob & Tracy Williams

    I saw the "Send Condolence" button more than once, and didn't really intend to send an e-mail. Not because my heart doesn't sorrow with yours, though. I didn't know Peggy very well. What would I even say? But when Beckie spoke and said how good it was to read the memories and invited us to leave a message, I decided that I would.

    Peggy is my best buddy, Santos' mom, and my Henryson's grandma. I know without a doubt, after the funeral today, where Santos gets her loving and non-judgemental heart from. Santos saw it personified in her mother. Thank you for the beautiful tribute each of you gave today. Thank you for your expressions of love for your mother and for sharing with us the woman that she is and the things that she taught you. You gave her a beautiful tribute, but the greatest tribute to her is who you each of you are.

    If there was anything I could have said to Peggy, it would be an expression of gratitude for the intelligent, capable, always cheerful, chillax and loving daughter that she raised. My best buddy, Santos. When are we gonna have some fun together and forget things for awhile, my friend?

    - Jene' PEART

    We have been neighbors of the Doman family for many years. Peggy was so talented and always thought of others. She was an amazing Primary President when our ward had so many children! She loved all of them! We have enjoyed watching her family grow up and marry and now I know several of her grandchildren! We will miss her but are glad she is reunited with her husband!

    - Tammy Cowley

    One morning, in about the middle of the first year of Peggy's nine year battle of depression, she called and said she wanted a blessing and not from Curt or any others who might be bias to what was going on. I suggested she call a ward member or someone she felt and trusted that would speak by the spirit In a few hours someone came to her home.. At her request, I was present for the blessing. The main points that stood out, was that the Lord was aware of her and what she was going through. It wasn't time to take it away and she was to do service to get her through. I was a recipient of that service as many of us were, We did lots of Family History together. Curt and Peggy would show up on our doorstep and say, "Lets go to dinner, to a show or lets play a game." All to ease her pain. I'm so blessed she was in my life.

    - VaLene Ewell Collings

    Dear Rulon, Beckie, Scott, Curtis, and everyone else, miss you all. Specially Peggy and Curt.
    I remember the great time we have together when I lived in your house, as I was trying to learn English as exchange student from Brazil.
    I learn to love the Doman's as my own family.
    I will always remember the Saturday morning that we went to McDonald's to have breakfast. That was something that I enjoy very much, have them closer.
    I now that some day we can be all together, with our loved ones.
    My condolences to the family.
    Daniel Penha

    - Daniel Tepedino Penha