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Shirley John Kennedy
August 3, 1929 ~ October 7, 2019
Shirley John Kennedy husband, father and grandfather passed away Monday, October 7, 2019 surrounded by loved ones.
He was born on August 3, 1929 in Randolph, Utah the son of Clifford Marion Kennedy and Valena Nicholls. He graduated from South Rich High School.
Shirley met his sweetheart Beverly Rawson and was married on July 26, 1954 in Ogden, Utah. They were later sealed in the Logan Temple. They were blessed with three sons and two daughters.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1951 during the Korean War.
He was employed for the Union Pacific Railroad from June 1950 to January 1992.
Shirley was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his favorite calling was being a home teacher. Shirley loved to fish, camp, vacation and watch the Utah Jazz.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years of marriage, Beverly; children, Eldin (Rolene) Kennedy, Randolph, UT; Colleen (Curt) Christensen, Syracuse, UT; Keith (Louise) Kennedy, Lonetree, WY; Curtis (Deann) Kennedy, Farr West, UT, 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great- grandchild. Preceding Shirley in death were his parents, brother Wallace, daughter Karan, great grand-daughter Finley May Kennedy, great grandson Jaxon Wayne Scott.
The family would like to thank Symbii Home Health and Hospice.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South. Friends may visit family from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road, South Ogden.