Jeanne passed away, due to cancer, at her home Thursday afternoon on July 8, 2010 with her hospice nurse, daughter, granddaughter and husband of 53 years by her side. She was born in Rigby, Idaho on April 30, 1933 to Gladys Atkinson Rich and Frederick Mortimer Darling.\n\nJeanne met Robert Popham, fell in love, and married at the Cathedral of Madeline on March 3, 1957. She worked for Ford Motor Co. and the Chevrolet Corp. in SLC for many years. After retiring, Jeanne chased her dreams and opened Jeanne’s Draperies. She designed custom draperies for top design companies in the SLC area and northern California for over 20 years.\n\nJeanne moved to Yuba City, California with her family in 1977 creating custom draperies, raising a family, donating her time and funds to local charities, and working with her husband in the upholstery business. She and Robert moved back to Salt Lake City in 1994 upon her retiring and selling her business.\n\nJeanne was an active member of St. Joseph – the Worker Catholic Church. She continued to show her artistry as a seamstress by designing wedding dresses, doll clothes, quilts, and anything else that proposed a challenge. She enjoyed many other things such as gardening, needlepoint, crosswords, classical music, Enya and surprising everyone at Christmas with her wonderful quilts.\n\nJeanne is survived by her loving husband, Robert, daughters Robin(Bruce) Erickson and Lori Groom, her sons Donald (Heidi) Popham and Alan Popham, 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, her brothers Fred (Samadhi) Darling and George (Orma) Crismon, and sister Marilyn (Steve) Healy, Special thanks to Ed and the Hospice team!\n\nFuneral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 13th at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 So.) with a viewing from 10:00 – 10:45 am prior to services. Interment at Mt. Olivet next to her mother.