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Donald Arthur Kingsley

May 16, 1934 ~ June 20, 2022 (age 88)


Donald Arthur Kingsley, age 88, of Layton, Utah, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Monday, June 20, 2022. Don joined the Navy out of high school and would dedicate the next 27 years of his life as a radioman serving various international posts on land & sea, retiring in San Diego, California as a Master Chief Petty Officer (E-09). After his service in the military, Don would go on to the next chapter of his career serving a further 15 years in the field of Psychiatric Nursing before fully retiring with family in the beautiful state of Utah.

Over the course of his life, Donald enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and neighbors. He loved traveling, camping in his travel trailer, backpacking, fishing, playing cribbage and dancing. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, friend, and neighbor. He volunteered time as a scout master during his early years in the Navy, and as an assistant soccer coach during the 80’s.

He will be remembered, along with his late wife Glenda, as the parents and grandparents who ventured past the lines of their own blood to raise and nurture family relationships and give their love to so many others. They were also known for their charitable hearts and often helped provide Christmas gifts to children of families in need. Don will be remembered as the orchestrator of the annual Christmas party where he would passionately, and charismatically lead “The 12 Days of Christmas” to a decades-old recording of the Mitch Miller sing along album. He and Glenda were the glue to a very large family of children, grandchildren, friends, and relatives that will all miss them dearly.

Donald is survived by his sisters, Pattsi and Joan; Son, Michael; Daughters, Sharon, Vicki, and Debbie; and Grandchildren, Kayla, Christina, Danielle, Josh, Dillon, Wyatt, and McKenna.

A graveside funeral service will be held at the Syracuse, Utah Cemetery, 1250 S. 1000 W., on Friday, June 24, 2022, at 10:30am. The graveside services will be followed by a small get together at the Layton City Park near the amphitheater entrance.  Flowers may be sent to Myers Mortuary in Layton, Utah.


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Graveside Service
June 24, 2022

10:30 AM
Syracuse City Cemetery
1290 South 1000 West
Syracuse, UT 84075

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