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 Wendy Lindsey Bennion

Wendy Lindsey Bennion

Birth
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 29 Sep 1995 (aged 20)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 25751105 · View Source
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In 1989, a bright, beautiful, bubbly 14-year-old Wendy Bennion was diagnosed with bone cancer.

We believe there are angels among us, sent down to us from somewhere up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hour to show us how to live, to teach us how to give, to guide us with the light of love."

Our precious angel, Wendy Lindsey Bennion, age 20, returned to the loving arms of her Father in Heaven September 29, 1995 while surrounded by family and friends.

The youngest of three daughters, Wendy was born August 8, 1975 in Salt Lake to Bruce Lindsey and Nancy Weight Bennion.

Wendy was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in May of 1990. With the help of her Father in Heaven, family and friends, Wendy turned this difficult challenge into an opportunity to serve others. She was a spokesperson for Primary Children's Medical Center and loved to participate in the Children's Miracle Network Telethon, KSL Radiothon and Festival of Trees. Wendy spent countless ours as a volunteer and helping other children with similar challenges. She was loved and admired by all who knew her.

Wendy graduated from Hillcrest High in 1993 and was the recipient of the Courageous Husky Award. She pursued her college education at Salt Lake Community College and then received a leadership scholarship to Ricks College.

In 1994 Wendy received the Salt Lake County Service to the Community Award for her outstanding performance as a citizen of Salt Lake County. She also received the prestigious J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award for continually demonstrating love and kindness to her fellow man. In 1995 Wendy was honored by the Freedoms Foundation, Utah Chapter for "We Believe in Hero's,"

Wendy was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Union 21st Ward, Cottonwood Creek Stake. She loved her Heavenly Father and served Him by sharing her testimony of faith and knowledge of the Gospel with all who knew her. Wendy had a special place in her heart for president Thomas S. Monson and patterned her life after his great example. Wendy was a graduate of Hillcrest High Seminary and also received her Young Women's Medallion. In March she was chosen to be a counselor with the Especially for Youth Program but because of her health was unable to participate.

Survived by parents; sister, Kathryn (Shane Beeny); sister and best friend, Jill; grandfather, B.A. Weight, all Salt Lake County; and many loving uncles, aunts, cousins and dear friends. Wendy also leaves behind her sweetheart, Shane D. Lewis and his special family.

Special thanks to Dr. Alan Gartrell and Dr. Carol Bruggers for their tender loving care and to many others at Primary Children's Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 3, 1995, 12 noon at the Cottonwood Creek Stake Center (1535 E. Creek Road, Sandy). Family and friends may call Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State, Murray, and from 10:45 to 11:45 prior to services at the stake center. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

There are no words to describe the pain and emptiness in our hearts. But knowing Wendy is with her Savior and that we are an eternal family brings comfort and peace. Your life goal was to RETURN WITH HONOR. We are so proud of you. We love you Wend!!
Added by Ryan Moore on Sep 11, 2008


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  • Created by: Carol STEVENS
  • Added: 4 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25751105
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wendy Lindsey Bennion (8 Aug 1975–29 Sep 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25751105, citing Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Carol STEVENS (contributor 46861595) .