Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Dustin Kevin Donahue\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tDustin Donahue\n(1985-2017)\n\nDustin returned home to his Heavenly Father and was embraced by the loving arms of loved ones awaiting him on the other side, on September 28th, 2017. Dustin is our wonderful son, special grandson, caring brother, fun cousin, energetic nephew, and a loyal friend to all who knew him. In fact, there were no strangers to Dustin. His charm and sparkling personality made everyone feel good, from little children to little old ladies, Dustin could make anyone smile. \n\nDustin or “D” as friends referred to him, had many talents. He was truly a renaissance man as his interests and skills were so well rounded. He had a passion for the outdoors and loved the things of nature. He loved hiking, hunting and fishing. He had a natural way with animals and knew about many different species. He also knew about many different car makes and loved driving them. He was even hired to drive a race car for the filming of a music video. Dustin was skilled with tools and working with his hands in the shop. He was just as comfortable in the kitchen. Being self-taught, he became an extraordinary cook. He worked in many great restaurants. On many occasions, family and friends were treated to his awesome cooking and specialty dishes. \n\nOut of his many talents, the thing most admirable about him was his deep ability to love. He was a handsome guy on the outside, but truly a beautiful person on the inside. It didn’t take long for someone to see that. Dustin lived life to the fullest and loved people deeply. He served others willingly, and helped those in need. Dustin appreciated those who reached out to him. He fought addiction valiantly, and knew more than anyone the importance of never giving up. Although his body grew weak, his spirit stayed strong and lives today.\n\nFrom a page in Dustin’s journal, he wrote “Life is about family”. He loved his family dearly, and we have many fun and cherished memories with him. We take comfort in knowing our relationship with him is eternal. He is preceded in death by two of his heroes - his grandpas, whom he inherited many of his talents, Dix Grace & Tony Donahue. He is survived by his mom Lisa Grace Donahue, and dad and step-mom Kevin & Rebecca Donahue, his siblings Danielle, Heather, Alex, Emily, Ashley, and Brock Donahue; His grandmothers, Joanne Grace and Pat Donahue; and many cousins, aunts and uncles who love and miss him.\n\nFuneral services will be held Saturday, October 7th, at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N. University Ave. Provo, UT. at 11:00 am with a viewing from 9:00-10:45 am.