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Kenneth Jay Empey

September 24, 1933 - October 22, 2015

Kenneth Jay Empey, 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away Thursday, October 22, 2015 surrounded by his family.


He was born September 24, 1933 in Ogden, Utah to John Thomas and Mary Edith Empey.


Kenneth graduated from Ogden High School in 1952.  He served for two years in the US Army.

On January 7, 1956 he married his wife and soul mate, Janet Mosher Empey.  He worked for Hill Air Force Base as an aircraft sheet metal worker for 30 years.  He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints.


Kenneth enjoyed fishing, traveling, golfing, hunting, reading, restoring old cars and watching sports, especially football.  He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.


Kenneth is survived by his wife, Janet Empey; son, Jeff (Peggy) Empey; daughter, Jamie (Bing) Harmer; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and three sisters.


The family would like to thank Ogden Liberty Dialysis for their compassionate care.


Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.  Friends may visit with the family Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and prior to services from 1:00 to 1:45 pm.


Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 1:00 to 1:45 pm.


Service Information

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: September 24, 1933
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Condolences for Kenneth Jay Empey

Sharon Salvesen Kelley posted on 11/15/15

Jamie, Jeff and Janet I am so sorry to hear of your families loss of a beloved husband, father and grandfather. I met Ken more than 40 years ago when Jamie and I became friends. He always seemed to be smiling. I know he loved his cars almost as much as his family. May you all find peace in your hearts at this difficult time. Sharon


Jane Empey Simpton posted on 11/2/15

Janet, Jeff and Jamie, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you in this very sad time. Sincerely, Jane Empey Simpson Daughter of Blaine Empey


Mike & Jackie Dearden posted on 10/30/15

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.