Glenna Rae Bean Wadkins (81) passed away peacefully on August 2nd, 2019 in Levan, Utah. She was born August 22, 1937 in Levan, Utah to George LaMont and Effie Christina Stephensen Bean. She spent her early years in Levan and held many fond memories of her childhood there. She attended Juab High School. Glenna married her eternal sweetheart, Jessie Lee Wadkins on April 7, 1986 and marriage solemnized April 25, 2000 in the Manti LDS Temple. He passed away June 6, 2018.
Glenna was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She also was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She was hardworking, a meticulous housekeeper, and a wonderful cook. She worked many years in the service of others and always went the “extra mile” for those she cared for. She loved her family and openly showed her affection. She enjoyed spending time with all of them. Mom loved going for rides, singing and listening to music as well as an occasional Monte Cristo sandwich. She frequently reflected on her precious memories that were made on family camping, fishing and hunting trips with those she loved. She would not want us to forget she was a champion Scrabble, Canasta and Domino player.
Glenna is survived by her children: Christie (Russell) Mangelson, Levan, Utah, Kimberly Lyle (Mike) Taylorsville, Utah, Marvine (Troy) Noble, Orem, Utah, and Marvin (Danielle) Brooks of Salina, Utah. Mom is also survived by her Alabama family, Vickie (Byron deceased) Sexton, David Wadkins (deceased), and Andy (Allison) Wadkins, as well as many grand and great “grandblessings,” sister Leola Stewart of Tooele, Utah, brothers Jim (Marilyn) Bean of Mt. Pleasant, Utah, Gordon (Teresa) Bean of Washington, Utah and brother-in-law Jim Downey of Benjamin, Utah, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her sweetheart J.L., son Kevin, her parents, and sister Merle.
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Nephi 1st/2nd Ward Chapel with visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment will follow in the Vine Bluff Cemetery in Nephi.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Juab County Food Bank: C/O Alaina Lofgran, 160 N Main, Nephi, Utah 84648.
Our family would like to express our gratitude to all her friends and family, the staff at the Victorian House and Red Cliffs Assisted Living, Central Valley Medical Home Health and Hospice, as well as all others who served our mother during her years of declining health. We love you and will never forget your kindness.
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