Donna Dearden is honored for 50 years of service |

Donna Dearden is honored for 50 years of service

Submitted by The Woman's Athenaeum ClubDonna Dearden was recognized for 50 years of outstanding service as a member of the Woman's Athenaeum Club of Park City by International President of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) Babs Condon at a s

Dearden is a bright, charming and healthy 91 year old. She was the Club Woman of the Year for the Utah GFWC and was the President of the Woman’s Athenaeum Club for four years. She has previously served as the Corresponding Secretary of the Salt Lake District of GFWC and Recording Secretary and Treasurer of the Utah GFWC. She was on the Public Affairs Committee, Women and Issues Awareness Committee and Finance and Budget Committee for the Utah GFWC.

Dearden has donated many hours of community service. She was on the first Board of the Park City Chamber of Commerce, the Board of the Park City Historical Society, a member of the Summit County Planning Commission, facilitator of the Women Financial Information Program organized by Summit County, read to Head Start students, worked with student with English-as-a-second language, and volunteered in Operation Smiles along with many other service activities.

May 10, Dearden and her daughter made a wonderful power-point presentation at the Park City Historical Society about the Park City they remembered. They brought out many facts about the bank, the railroad, the people and what they experience from their arrival in Park City in 1957 until the present time. There have been so many changes in that time. They personalized Park City history for a delighted audience. This meeting was sponsored by the Woman’s Athenaeum Club and may be repeated again next year because so many people were interested in it and missed the first meeting.

Donna and her late husband Fay Dearden lived in Park City for 29 years. She now lives in Lehi. Donna was an Assistant Vice President of First Security Bank of Utah and the Manager in Park City. Her husband Faye Dearden was the Station Manager for Union Pacific Railroad in Park City and was the Bishop of the Park City Ward for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Donna and Faye had three children with 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Donna Dearden is an amazing person and a good friend to so many people.