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Donald A. Chynoweth, 92, of Pleasant Grove, passed away on July 28, 2022, surrounded by his loved ones. He was a wonderful old cowboy and leaves a great legacy for his family.
He was born on July 13, 1930, in Henrieville, Utah, to Parley Lloyd Chynoweth and Hilda Edna Nielsen. He married Venna Lorraine Perkins on March 20, 1950. They were sealed to each other and their children in the Salt Lake Temple on July 7, 1964. He taught his children the value of hard work and self-reliance.
As a child, he grew up on the back of a horse, herding cattle with the men in his extended family; they would spend months out on the range. At age 13, he and his family moved to Chula Vista, California, where his father assisted in the World War II effort. He returned to Salt Lake City after the war and enjoyed going back to spending summers out on the cattle range in Southern Utah. He met his sweet wife Lorraine in Salt Lake City, and together they shared a 63-year companionship.
As a young married man, Donald worked in the meat cutting business. In 1962 he moved his family to Pleasant Grove and worked in the old Reams butcher shop in American Fork. Two years later, he was promoted to manager of the Reams butcher shop on Center Street in Provo. He worked a hard six days a week for 47 years in the industry.
Donald was an avid fisherman. Almost every weekend throughout his life, he enjoyed taking a fishing trip. All of his family members, friends, and friends of friends had an opportunity to experience a fishing expedition with him. He fished the oceans and lakes from Alaska to Mexico, and invited guests always enjoyed the adventures with him. After his retirement, he learned to golf, became an avid golfer and enjoyed playing once each week. He was blessed with the wonderful opportunity to work in the Provo Temple and the Mount Timpanogos Temple where he served as a trainer for many years.
Although quiet, he always had a quick wit and a great sense of humor. One of his greatest loves was spending time visiting with family and friends. After the passing of his wife Lorraine, he met and married Barbara Louise Snyder Everitt at the age of 85. Their companionship was a blessing to both of them and their families.
Donald is survived by his wife, Barbara, his brother Chub (Jackie), and his five children: Craig, Brent (Judy), Christine (Jody Grace), Todd (Jolene), Cathy Harris, 19 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove. Family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:00 – 10:45 am prior to the services. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.