On March 19, 1937, a special spirit, always known as a hell-raiser, was sent to Anna and Waynard Bennett living in Kaysville, Utah. She grew up and married Vern Flint and together they had five children: Terri Anne, John Charles, Elizabeth Anne, Matthew Oscar, and Kristin. As time passed the family grew to four in-laws, Debbie, Rock, Missy, and Corry, 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and Oscar, her “good boy” dog.
By her own report, Jeanne (Mom) was built to be creative, courageous, and hard working. There wasn’t anything she couldn’t do. That turned out to be a great blessing as she was widowed for 25 years and lived independently in a home that she made beautiful with antiques, many collections, and treasures from Deseret Industries. Her garden was fun and unedited with an assortment of flowering trees, and sweet-smelling flowers. She could make anything grow inside and out.
Her favorite thing was being with her family and watching them play and laugh together. When she died, she was surrounded by loving kisses, hugs, and lots of laughter. Shanghai is our family card game and Mom was a shark. Cannon Beach, Oregon is beloved by the family because it’s a time of gathering, feasting on Tillamook ice cream, clam dip and beachcombing in the early morning hours. Mom made sure we were able to go there regularly for the last 25 years.
Jeanne was very observant of the world around her and was curious about people’s stories, the human body and how anything worked. She was quick witted up until her last hours of life and every family member has a humorous story or photograph of her funny expressions. She had a deep testimony of God and in her 80’s she read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover, testifying of its truth.
The legacy set by Jeanne and Vern is well-defined: hard work, education, testimony, and family gathering. Mom’s motto is “Life is a great adventure.” We can’t wait to hear about your next adventures, Mom. Meanwhile, you’ll be with us forever.
(By the way, Liz has already taken a carload of fake flowers to DI! Please forgive her!)
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main Street. Friends may visit family Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary.