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In Memory

Kenna Foy

Kenna Foy

Mrs. Foy's obituary read as follows:

Kenna Anderson Foy, 66, died January 2, 1998 at home after a long battle with cancer.

She was born September 19, 1931 to Levi and Mattie Cowley Anderson.  She married Leo B. Foy June 2, 1950 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Kenna is survived by her husband, Leo of Duchesne; three sons, Gary (Barbara) Foy, Riverton, WY; Rick (Lindon) Foy, Pleasant View; Clay (Bonnie) Foy, Spanish Fork; two daughters, Debbie (Rick) White, Midland, TX; Lisa (Bruce) Baum, Castaic, CA; honorary son, Wayne (Tamara) Garner; 24 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; mother, Mattie Anderson, Salt Lake City, sister, Verle Jewkes, Salt Lake City, brothers Paul Anderson, North Salt Lake; and Richard Anderson, Longmont, CO.  She was preceded in death by her father, sister, Betty Lee Anderson, brother, Ervin Fred Anderson, and granddaughter, Amber Foy.

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03/16/09 10:45 PM #1    

Brook B. (Petersen) (1978)

Kenna was always wonderful to me and the rest of the friends who used to frequent her home. As young people, we didn't think as much as we should have about barging in on hardworking peoples lives, but barge we did! Kenna sacrificed her peace and quiet to the hoards of girls at slumber parties, on more than one occasion.

Mrs. Foy was also wonderful to us at school, whenever we would stop in to the office. She knew us all personally, and treated us with kind words and smiles.

For me, however, my most personal connection with sweet Kenna Foy, was crawled on our bellies down the alley to her wonderful fall tomatoes still rotting on the vines. We counted on (and pillaged)those year after year on Halloween night, to throw from the back of Dwayne Davies truck, for example. Looking back, maybe she did know we took them, and smiled knowing we were doing her a well deserved favor.

In all the years I knew her, she was nothing but kind. She was an asset to the community she served, and the lives of those she touched.

God Bless you, Mrs. Foy!


03/22/09 02:43 PM #2    

Debbie Sue Foy (White) (1978)

My mother had the influence on the kids at the school with no judgement. She accepted anyone for who they were. Never did she talk bad, accuse, or belittle anyone. She loved being around the kids, and she had always encouraged me to be fair, and exhibit a smile.
Mother, left a gap in our hearts and we as a family have missed her with sincere thoughts. Many times I think "what would my mother do" and it helps me to make a tough decision easier.Mother loved the church, and the Lord came first, then my father, and then us kids. her priorities were where they should have been, She never feared dying, only the thought that her family would suffer her loss. All through her sickness she never wined about " why me" she was always an example of diginity and grace. I have the most respect, love, and feel blessed that I was able to be her daughter. She raised a wonderful family and has taught the meaning of closeness among us as sibilings. Even though I cant live closer to my family we get together when we can and always enjoy one another. If I can leave this world with half the women she was I will have made it. love you mother. Debbie

03/24/09 12:33 PM #3    

Mike Buckley (1978)

Debbie Sue

Your Mother was an extremely caring and family oriented woman. Her priorities were in what is truly important. Her influence is obvious in the way and manner in which you live your life; that is by far the best legacy a parent can leave. She would be proud that you have turned out much the same way.

Take care

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