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Obituary for Virginia L. Kenfield

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Virginia L. Kenfield

October 27, 1920 - March 3, 2015

Virginia L. Kenfield

October 27, 1920 March 3, 2015

Virginia L. Kenfield, 94, passed away March 3, 2015.  She was born October 27, 1920 in Elm Creek, NE to Clifford and Sylvia Armstrong.  She graduated from Elm Creek High School.  On November 16, 1941 she married her high school sweetheart, LaVern “Curly” Kenfield.


Mom’s family was always her greatest joy.  A devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandma and “Grandma Great”, she enriched all of our lives.  After taking care of her kids and nieces, Mom began working at the IRS, meeting friends she remained close to the rest of her life.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for the last 67 years, was active in UMW Faith Circle and often said Sunday was her favorite day of the week.  She and Dad were in a large group of dear friends from church, who for many years frequently got together for fun activities.  She was one of three remaining people still living from that beloved group.  Mom enjoyed many things, long walks with Dad, bird watching, camping, music, watching the Price is Right with Roger, and cheering on her grandkids with the same exuberance (and volume) she used for the Jazz games.


Virginia is survived by her son Ron Kenfield, Park City, UT; two daughters, Linda (Dave) Zitman, Norton, OH; Lori (John) Maki, Pleasant View, UT; 12 grandchildren,  20 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, her sister Anita Alberti, Worden, MT, and her brother Roger Armstrong, Roy, UT.


She was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter-in law Gayle, her sister Martha, and her brother Stanley.


We are very grateful to the Meadows staff at Mountain Ridge Assisted Living for their loving care of Mom.


Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:00 am at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, with Reverend Kim James officiating.  Friends may visit with the family at the mortuary from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, March 13, 2015 or 9:45 to 10:45 am on Saturday.


In lieu of flowers, you may send a donation in memory of Mom to:  First United Methodist Church, 1339 West 400 North, Marriott-Slaterville, UT 84404.


Interment, Roy Cemetery.


Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 13, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit with the family at the mortuary from 9:45 to 10:45 on Saturday, one hour prior to the Funeral Services.

Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015

Roy City Cemetery


2300 W 5300 S, , Roy, UT,

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Born: October 27, 1920
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Gary Kreeck posted on 3/13/15

Your Mom was one of the most gracious, exuberant, effervescent ladies ever and a lady who set a sterling example for all who were fortunate to have known her. She and your Dad were perfect foils for one another. Golly, I'm so glad that they were in our lives! They influenced so many of us. Lives well spent.


Ria & Ron posted on 3/12/15

Lori, We send our condolences to you and your family for the loss of your mother. It's always a very sad time and it is even harder for you with what John is dealing with.


Becky Brooks posted on 3/12/15

Lori, so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She sounded like a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.