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obituary - Udall, Lee Kenyon of Thatcher, Arizona passed...
Udall, Lee Kenyon of Thatcher, Arizona passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2009 following a brief illness. Kenyon was born March 5, 1925 in Thatcher, the son of Jesse A. and Lela Lee Udall. After growing up in Thatcher, he served in the Army during WWII, married Leona Carpenter, and received a juris doctorate degree from the UofA. Ken and Leona raised their family in Gilbert, Arizona, where he farmed, ranched and practiced law. Returning to the Gila Valley 1 in 1976, the Udalls continued those vocations. They served together as president ot the Illinois Peoria Mission from 1992 - 1995, and as president of the Mesa Arizona Temple from 1997 - 2000. Other church service in cludes serving as scoutmaster and bishop of the Gilbert Ward, president of the Mesa South Stake, regional representative, and regional welfare director. Mr. Udall was also active civically, serving as mayor of Gilbert and on various school and water boards. Kenyon is preceded in death by his wife, Leona, parents, brother Addison Udall, sister Jessica Udall Smith Gil, and one grandson Trevor Wolfington. He is survived by one brother David K. of Paraguay, sisters Lee Flaherty of Gilbert and Mary Louise Palmer of Thatcher; eight children: Jayna (Dave) Lindsay, Brooks (Suzette), Collin (Karen), Nona (Mark) Herrington, Alayne (Don) Favreau, Lela (Bill) Tingey, Marcie (Darrin) Gordon, Jordon (Alison); forty one grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, February 21, at 2 p.m. in the Thatcher LDS Stake Center, 1260 N. Reay Lane. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Thatcher Stake Center and 1 hour prior to funeral services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Caldwell Funeral Chapel.

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 20 Feb 2009, Fri,
  3. [First Edition],
  4. Page 8

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