Our loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and friend Connie S McDonald Peck Leavitt of Payson, Utah was called home at age 74 on December 5, 2014, to her loving Heavenly Father after a short battle with cancer.
Connie was born in Heber City, February 21, 1940 to Joseph Earl McDonald and Vera Edna Sweat McDonald. She was the second of three children. She was raised in Center Creek, Utah were she gained life long friends.
At 16 she was married to Ray E Peck and started a family. A mother to 4 Girls and 8 Boys. She vigorously worked to see that her children had clean clothes and warm meals. As a dedicated mother she went back to school and graduated from high school in 1980. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Connie cherished working with the primary children. She always taught them with a smile, joke or her mischievous antics. Her greatest accomplishment was raising her children. Connie always opened her door to many others who where always welcomed into the home. She volunteered at the schools as a grandma, helping children to read, she always found joy in serving.
She loved doing all crafts and painting with her Tri-Chem paints. The places Connie called home include but are not limited to Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, Heber, Dugway, Skull Valley, Terra, and California, but she loved Payson, she moved there in 1973 and stayed for 41 years. After many years of marriage Connie divorced Ray E Peck and later in life married Royal Leavitt.
When Connie found out she had just a short time to live, she said "I am going to party until I can't" and she did. With a smile on her face, and a gleam in her eye she would greet family and friends. Connie will truly be missed for a season, but will be waiting at the veil to welcome us all home in our Heavenly Father's kingdom.
She is preceded in death by her husband Royal Leavitt, her parents, 2 sons: Christopher and Sam Peck, and 2 grandchildren. She is survived by two brothers Jay S McDonald and Max S McDonald, 10 children, LeEarl (Colleen) Peck, Elstan (Melanie) Peck, Christine (Brent) Dudley, Burnie (Teri) Peck, June (Kevin) Olsen, Mark (Tilley) Peck, Konirae (Steve) Medawar, Martin Peck, Sandra Norgal, Arlan (Jennifer) Peck, 45 grandchildren 26 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandsons and countless others that called her mom.
All services will be held at the Payson 16th LDS Ward Church, 650 West 800 South. A viewing will be held on December 11, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm and also December 12, 2014 from 9:30am to 10:45am with the funeral service at 11:00am. Interment will be in the Heber City Cemetery at 2:30pm.
A special thanks to Legacy Funeral Home in Spanish Fork, Mom's Hospice nurse Merilee, The Payson 16th Ward Family for their love, support, and visits and all others who have given service.