May 4 1962-September 8, 2022
Our beloved husband, father, grandpa, and great grandpa returned to his heavenly home peacefully while surrounded by his loved ones, at home, on September 8, 2022. He has been welcomed with open arms in heaven by his father Donald Ray Cleveland Senior, mother Shirley Cleveland, and his son Adam Anderson. Donald was born on May 4,1962 in Encino California to Donald Ray Cleveland Senior and Shirley Jeanine Cleveland. In high school he met the love of his life and their love began when she threw a note at him asking if he liked her to check yes or no. He served in the Navy. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He married Joann Jacobsen and then later solemnized the marriage in the St George Temple. He was a proud father of 12 children, 11 grandchildren, and 1 Great Grandchild. He was a master of all trades and loved to learn new things. He was a plumber. He graduated from Dixie State University with a Bachelor degree in Arts/Graphics Arts. After Graduating from college, he used his love of helping others and became a certified peer support. He was very dedicated to helping the people he worked with on suicide prevention after losing his son to suicide. He was very kind and loving to all, no matter who they were. He just wanted to make their life brighter. Donald is survived by his wife Joann Cleveland. He is survived by his children, Chris Cleveland (Shiloh), Benjamin Cleveland, Myrinda Flint, Kevin Flint (Giselle), Vannessa Jones (Benjamin), Denise Flint, Mariah Cline (Johnnie), Donald Cleveland (Shante), Katelyn Cleveland, Jacob Cleveland, and Makennah Cleveland. He is survived by his Grandchildren Elizabeth Swenson, Michael Denning, William Denning, Matthew Denning, Brandon Denning, Hayden Flint, Haylie Flint, Lincoln Flint, Dax Flint, Saphira Cleveland, and Baby Jones. He is survived by his Great Grandchild Victoria Swenson. He is survived by his siblings, Donna Johnson, Jeanine Park (James), Walter James Cleveland (Eileen), and Allie Deuel (Kim). The Family would like to thank all the members of the ward, his family and friends, as well as the Bishop and Stake President. We are overwhelmed to see all the people that loved Donald and have stepped in to help us at this time. We cannot ever tell you how touched Donald was in his last days by all the love and care he received from those around him.
Friday, September 16, 2022 at 1030 S. 900 W. Tooele Ut 84074 a viewing will be held from 10:00am-11:00am, Funeral to follow 11:00am.
Monday, September 19, 2022 at 580 N. State St. LaVerkin, Ut 84745 Interment will take place at 1:00pm with U.S. Navy Military Honors under the care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home and Cremation Center.
For those who cannot attend a zoom link will be provided
Joann I am So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Loved Don Cleveland! A good man- larger than life. Don was a regular at our restaurant- much loved by our family, and our staff.
Rest in peace my friend
Rest in peace Don. Glad to have had you in my life as my friend through all these years. I will miss you
My Big Brother has left a giant hole in the lives of all who knew him. I wish circumstances were different so I could be there to help. I was extremely blessed to have Don as my Big Brother for 48 years.
My dearest JoAnn, I am so sorry for your loss. Just know he is at peace and remember all the good times and memories you had together. Sending love and prayers to you and your family. Love always, Josie Shell Yee.
My sincere condolences. Don was a high school friend and he was always so kind to me. May you & family someday find peace & comfort. He was truly a great person.
DON WAS A “GIANT” OF THIS WORLD. HE LOVED AND CHAMPIONED HIS FAMILY, ESPECIALLY HIS CHILDREN. A LIGHT JUST LEFT OUR WORLD. BLESS EVERYONE WHO LOVES HIM. MAY HE BE AT PEACE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. DON, YOU WILL BE MISSED. WE SHALL SEE YOU SOON, MY FRIEND.
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