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Obituary: CANNING, FLORENCE

Published: Saturday, Sept. 20 2014 8:01 a.m. MDT

Florence Uwarda Trimble Canning "Wardie"

Florence Uwarda Trimble Canning, our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, returned to her Heavenly Father on February 19, 2011 due to complications associated with age.Wardie was born March 31, 1920 in Fillmore, Utah to Earl Wendell and Florence Maude Wade Trimble. After attending Granite High School, she married Clarence B. Canning on August 9, 1941. Wardie worked at Safeway for 30 years and was a member of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union. She held many LDS church callings and worked in both the Salt Lake and Jordan River Temples for many years. An avid sports fan, she was especially fond of the Utah Jazz. Although she never admitted it, she had a long-time crush on her favorite player, John Stockton. Wardie's grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life; she always looked forward to seeing them. She is survived by her sons Earl (Noreen), Dennis (Kathy), Steven (Carole), 18 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, where friends and family may call Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment: Holladay Memorial Park. Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com