|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1930|
|Death: ||Jun. 5, 2008|
Rinda Romney Bennion 1930 ~ 2008
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister passed away peacefully of natural causes on June 5, 2008.
Rinda was born July 6, 1930 in Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico.
She was the youngest of Orin and Albertha Romney's twelve children.
As a young girl growing up in Mexico, she loved to ride her horse and race against the trains.
At age fourteen she moved with her parents to Utah where she went to high school. At age sixteen, she was an attendant in the Provo 4th of July parade.
After high school, she attended the University of Utah where in an institute courtship and marriage class she met Kent Bennion, the love of her life. She and Kent were married on Dec. 15, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple.
She was active in the LDS Church in primary, relief society and young women leader and teacher. She served as assistant matron in the San Diego Temple as well as being an ordinance worker there and at the Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Nauvoo Temples. She served as a missionary with her husband in Carlsbad, CA, and Nauvoo.
She also enjoyed traveling with Kent and her sister, Letha and her husband. Rinda was happy and always made you think she was glad to see you because she really was. Her smile and laugh were contagious and she made friends wherever she went. She taught us all to love life, enchiladas, the beach and strawberries.
She was devoted to her husband, Kent; her children, Cal (Vicki) Bennion, Lori (Jay) Washburn, Beth (Mark) Jensen, Cheryl (Dan) Norvell, and Karen (Rick) Munoz; twenty-four grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; her brother, Carl Romney and many close family relations.
We all love her dearly and our hearts are broken at her unexpected departure from this life.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Hill Chapel, 413 W. Capitol St. SLC.
A visitation will be Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the chapel prior to services.
Published in the Deseret news on June 8, 2008
Orin Nelson Romney (1884 - 1965)
Albertha Farnsworth Romney (1885 - 1965)
Orem City Cemetery
Created by: Don Shelley
Record added: Nov 03, 2010
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