Doreen W. Chittenden was reunited with her husband Raymond on May 25, 2021. Doreen was born on September 10, 1924 in Walkworth, Northumberland, England to Edward Taggart and Alice Weatherston Taggart.
Doreen was married to her first husband, Royal C Sessions, on October 16, 1944 in England, later divorced. Doreen later married Raymond M Chittenden on May 8, 1976 in Clinton, Utah. They enjoyed 35 loving years together. Their hobbies included hiking, fishing and golfing. Doreen was an expert knitter and cook. She received much pleasure from knitting articles and cooking for friends and family.
Doreen was part of the British Royal Air Force and served in WWII. She was a map expert and helped the Allies with their missions. She worked as a Civil Servant for Hill Air Force Base in Utah for 25 years. She was chief operator in the telephone communications division and received the highest rank available to woman at the time at HAFB. She loved animals, especially the neighbor's cat, "Boots" which she named "Wandering Willie". He spent countless hours in her lap. Doreen had a green thumb and could grow anything. Unlike most women, she despised shopping but looked forward to her weekly hairdresser appointment.
Doreen is survived by her daughter Melanie Ruoti; stepson Raymond; nephew Dan Kelleher; niece Kathy (Roy) Villegas; grandchildren Brandi K. Rich, Robert J. Sutton, & Michael (Heather) Sutton; 8 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Doreen was preceded in death by her husband Ray, her parents, brother Desmond, and sister Joan.
Our gratitude to her good friends and neighbors who were a great source of help and comfort. Special thanks to all of her care givers, Dr. Jeffery DeGraw, nurse Sarah and The Barrington Place Alzheimer's staff. Our thanks to Lynn (Libby) Button of Kanab, Utah for their special friendship over the years.
Graveside services will be held Friday June 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kanab City Cemetery. Graveside services were arranged with Mosdell Mortuary.
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