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Obituary for Glenna Mae Odell

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Glenna Mae Odell

September 19, 1933 - May 3, 2011

OGDEN CITY – Glenna Odell, 77, surrounded by her family passed away on Tuesday May 3, 2011 following an extended illness. She was born on Sept 19, 1933 in the City of Ogden, Utah, a daughter of Ivan and Leora Kennedy. She was the oldest with her twin brother of 7 children. She attended Ogden City schools and graduated from Ogden High School in 1951. In 1952 she was married to Richard H. Dixon (Divorced) in 1975. Later she married Doyle Odell on October 19, 1986. She worked for the Federal Forest Service early in her working career and transferred to Hill AFB where she worked until retirement. As an active member of the LDS Church, Glenna served in many capacities. She was an inspiration to anyone who had the privilege of knowing her, showing us how to stand up and face the adversities and challenges of life. She was a very kind and generous person, who gave so much and took so little. She was respected and loved by all who knew her. Glenna loved the outdoors especially riding the ATV’s, boating, water skiing and jet skiing. She won the National Amputee Ski Association Down Hill Slalom Race’s in Lake Tahoe, Reno, Nevada. Her favorite pastime was riding the 4 wheelers with the grandchildren in Bear Lake. She was preceded by her daughter Glenna, sister Joan and her grandson Trevor. She is survived by her Husband Doyle Odell, her brothers: Glenn, Rod, Jerry, Dennis and Dewayne, her children: Donald W. (Kathrine) of Draper, Utah, Richard K. (Peggy) of West Haven, Utah, Teri L. Johnson of Riverdale, Utah, Debbie (Duff) Wakefield of Fruit Heights, Utah, and Mechelle of Riverdale, Utah, 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral Service’s and a Celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 11:00 am at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah. A viewing will be held Tuesday May 10th, from 6¬ to 8 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary. A viewing will also be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary before the services from 10 to 10:45 am. Interment will be at the Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.


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Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Glenna Mae Odell

Born: September 19, 1933
Died: May 3, 2011

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Peggy & Kim Hadfield posted on 5/9/11

Don and Kathy, as we opented the paper this Mothers Day and saw your mother's passing, our prayers of peace and comfort went out for you and your family. It's not easy to lose your mother, grandmother and/or great-grandmother. We were blessed to have known her and saw what a cute and fun grandmother she is. I hope you will all write down some of your memories you had with her. We also saw in her being a gracious woman and how much she loved her children and grandchildren. I have each of you close to my heart (especially for Jared, Susan, Dallan, Jaydan and Alyssa) knowing of some of the emotions you will be going through this week and the weeks to come.Please know we are we are here for you all and if there is anything we can do to ease your pain we are here to help.Again our prayers for peace and comfort will continue in your behalf. We love you all. Kim and Peggy Hadfield.


Carol Foree posted on 5/8/11

Dear Doyle and Family. I was so shocked to see Glenna's obtituary this morning. My love and prayers go out to all of you. Doyle, Chet passed away also last year 4 March 2010. I miss him sooo bad. It seems like yesterday we were having our double wedding! Life is sooo short. Love to all of you!