Our loving sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on July 7, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
LaDene “Denie” Perkins was born December 3, 1930 to John and Iona Perkins in Payson, Utah. She married Joseph DeFond in Salt Lake City in 1950. They had 1 child together, Diane.
The most important thing in Denie’s life was her family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her joy, and her sisters, “The Golden Girls”, shared memories and laughter. She was a wonderful mentor and angel for her daughter. Denie was the heart of our family. She was charitable, selfless, and always giving love unconditionally. “Everyone needs a Denie in their life.”- that’s her legacy.
Denie was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; her sister, Jean; and her brother, John. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy; her daughter, Diane (Jay) Judkins; her grandchildren, Amber (Tyson) Williams, Joseph (Lauren) Judkins, and Kali (Chad) Agy; and her great-grandchildren, Hailey, Leah, Bella, Savannah, Sawyer, Jet, Annie, Juliet, and Weston.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Best Friends Animals Society. support.bestfriends.org