Donna Wentz Bleggi of Mapleton, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2022. She was born on March 27, 1940 in Provo Bench (Orem), Utah, the seventh of nine children to Charles Mastin and Belva Hills Wentz. She grew up in a loving family on their family farm in Mapleton with her six sisters and two brothers. She met her sweetheart, Billy, at a Springville High School dance. She married William Bleggi on February 6, 1958, spending 63 years together before his passing in 2021. They were wonderful parents to Bret, Andy and Shelly.
Donna and Bill lived with their family in Utah, Wyoming, Alaska and Bellevue, WA before retiring to Mapleton in 1994. She worked in the shipping and banking industries and attended University of Alaska Anchorage. Upon retiring, Bill and Donna started Blue Wing Studio, a successful art gallery and framing business. Donna’s creativity, love of art, and an eye for design help the business flourish.
Donna had a gift for designing and sewing clothing, creating beautiful pieces for herself and her family. She also loved tatting and crocheting. After losing most of her sight to macular degeneration in her sixties, she taught herself how to knit and strongly adapted to the new challenges her sight impairment presented. Her strength and determination were qualities she showed throughout her life. She was an avid reader and a lifelong learner. She was always available to help those in need. The most important thing to her was her family. She loved being Grandma Donna to her eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She and Bill traveled throughout the country never wanting to miss graduations, weddings and other special events in their children and grand-children’s lives. She was kind, smart, loving and had a great sense of humor.
She is survived by her three children Bret (Elaine) Bleggi of Ellensburg, WA, Andy (Anne) Bleggi of Southern Pines, NC, Shelly (Leighton) Bleggi Linton of Oakland, CA; her sisters Marie Turner and Ruth Erickson; eight grandchildren Christopher, Holly, Joshua, Angela, Lauren, Caroline, Michael, Ashley and great-grandchild Aiden. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Bleggi, her parents Charles Mastin and Belva Wentz, her sisters Myrtle, Belva, Ann Janet and Charlene, brothers Charles and Wells, and twin granddaughters Ashley Ann and Amber Marie.
Funeral Service will be held on April 30, 2022 at 11 AM at Wheeler Mortuary located at 211 East 200 South in Springville. Friends and family are invited to visit and honor Donna’s life prior to the service from 10 AM – 11 AM. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Springville.
The family would like to thank Ashford Assisted Living and A Plus Hospice for their care and support during Donna’s final time.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to American Macular Degeneration Foundation.
For those that who cannot attend in person, services may be live streamed here. https://www.facebook.com/wheelermortuary