Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

July 28, 2020
Glenda Jenks Pendley Kearns

Obit Glenda Jenks Pendley KearnsApril 20, 1925 – July 22, 2020

After 95 long years of life, Glenda Kearns passed away in her Grantsville home July 22, 2020.

She was born in Provo, Utah, and was the oldest of six children. She grew up on a farm and would tell stories of the farm life growing their own food and hitching up the horse and cart to drive down the road to the bus stop. 

She was a devoted single mother of eight children. She was a hard worker and would often work a full-time job and take in second jobs such as doing ironing to support and take care of her children. 

Glenda spent many years taking care of others working in the Tooele nursing home. 

After retirement Glenda spent her time crafting, camping, going to concerts and spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even her great-great-grandchildren. To Glenda family was everything, so she always made time for them.

Glenda is survived by her children Mont (Launa) Pendley, Denis Pendley, Christine (Terry) Vorwaler, Jackie (Gary) Morris, Terry Kearns; sister Cory Dunbar; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by children Blane Pendley, Lori Pendley Denton, Linda Kearns; grandchildren Shad Peterson, Joey Adams; as well as other cherished family members.

Private family graveside services have been held in the Grantsville City Cemetery in care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home.

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