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January 7, 1940 — November 17, 2022

Don Roger Schneider, 82, died peacefully, surrounded by his family in Springville, Utah, on November 17, 2022. In the last six months of his life, he battled health issues including Covid, heart failure congestive pain and a fall causing broken ribs and hemothorax.

Don was born on January 7, 1940 in Monterey Park, California to Don and Bessie Schneider.

He grew up in El Monte, California, in the house his parents built. While living there, he met and fell in love with the girl next door, Patricia “Trish” Lucille Riner. They were high school sweethearts and graduated from El Monte High School in 1957.

Don and Trish were married on June 6, 1959 in Pasadena, California. Their marriage was then solemnized in the Ogden Utah Temple. They had two children, Todd and Debbie. He was very fond of everyone in his family. In their young family, they spent many three-day weekends with their boat on Lake Mead, camping and skiing.

Don enjoyed the many jobs he held throughout his life. He worked as a journeyman cabinet maker, truck driver, real estate agent, home builder with his brother, owner of a candy store, and shuttle driver. He loved being on the road, especially driving trucks in Southern California. At stops on the road, he was writing portions of a Western novel. Trish was typing the chapters when he got home. The novel was made into a self-published book in 2013.

Don was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His favorite calling was as a Guest Services Missionary at Temple Square and the Salt Lake City Conference Center.

Don is survived by his brother, Rich (Cindy) Schneider of Hesperia, California; son, Todd Schneider of Blackfoot, ID; daughter, Debbie (Taylor) Groberg of Spanish Fork; grandchildren, Jessica (Mazalth) Martinez of Pleasant Grove; Husband (Briggs) Fulton of Pullman, WA; Michelle (Edward) Reid of Enid, OK; Kenna Groberg of Orem; Jesse Schneider; ally Schneider; and four great-grandchildren, Wilson, Charly and Eulala Fulton of Pullman, WA; and Atemoztli Martinez of Pleasant Grove. He was predeceased by his wife, Trish; and his parents.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Ben Lomond Cemetery, 526 East 2850 North, North Ogden. Services outsourced to the Ogden Mortuary in Lindquist.

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