Obituary: ODELL, GLENNA

Published: Friday, Aug. 1 2014 4:52 p.m. MDT

Glenna Odell 1933 ~ 2011 OGDEN CITY - Glenna Odell, 77, surrounded by her family passed away on Tuesday May 3, 2011 following an extended illness. She was born on Sept 19, 1933 in the City of Ogden, Utah, a daughter of Ivan and Leora Kennedy. She was the oldest with her twin brother of 7 children. She attended Ogden City schools and graduated from Ogden High School in 1951. In 1952 she was married to Richard H. Dixon (divorced in 1975). Later she married Doyle Odell on October 19, 1986. She worked for the Federal Forest Service early in her working career and transferred to Hill AFB where she worked until retirement. As an active member of the LDS Church, Glenna served in many capacities. She was an inspiration to anyone who had the privilege of knowing her, showing us how to stand up and face the adversities and challenges of life. She was a very kind and generous person, who gave so much and took so little. She was respected and loved by all who knew her. Glenna loved the outdoors especially riding the ATV's, boating, water skiing and jet skiing. She won the National Amputee Ski Association Down Hill Slalom Race's in Lake Tahoe, Reno, Nevada. Her favorite pastime was riding the 4 wheelers with the grandchildren in Bear Lake. She was preceded by her daughter Glenna, sister Joan and her grandson Trevor. She is survived by her husband Doyle Odell, her brothers: Glenn, Rod, Jerry, Dennis and Dewayne, her children: Donald W. (Kathrine) of Draper, Utah, Richard K. (Peggy) of West Haven, Utah, Teri L. Johnson of Riverdale, Utah, Debbie (Duff) Wakefield of Fruit Heights, Utah, and Mechelle of Riverdale, Utah, 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grand-children, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral Service's and a Celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 11:00 am at Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah. A viewing will be held Tuesday May 10th, from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at Leavitt's Mortuary. A viewing will also be held at Leavitt's Mortuary before the services from 10 to 10:45 am. Interment will be at the Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com