Our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, returned to her Father in Heaven on October 3, 2022, after several years of declining health.
Margaret Jeanne Thiriot was born on March 24, 1928, the fourth child of E. Vernon Thiriot and Margaret Woolley Thiriot. Jeanne attended Wasatch Elementary School, Irivng Jr High, East High School and the University of Utah.
Jeanne started preparing for her career as a stenographer/secretary while in Junior High School and High School. She continued her studies in the Business Department at the University of Utah. Jeanne worked for Smith-Faus Wholesale Drug Company for four years prior to receiving a job offer to work in Washington D.C. There she worked for the Bureau of Land Management. When she returned home to SLC, she worked for the FBI until her marriage to V. Kay Kendell. As Kay was a Veterinary student at the University of Colorado at that time, they moved to Fort Collins following their marriage in the Salt Lake City Temple, on June 30, 1955.
After Kay graduated, they moved to Ogden Utah were Kay opened his Veterinary Hospital. They built a home in the Uintah Highlands where they lived for forty years and raised four children. When the children got older Jeanne and Kay were able to travel here and abroad. The family enjoyed spending time together camping, waterskiing, and snow skiing. Once they built their cabin on the south shore of Bear Lake their time was spent there with extended family and friends.
Jeanne and Kay divorced in 1998, and two years later she moved to South Ogden. Jeanne had many friends in both the Uintah area and in her new ward and neighborhood. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her friends in the singles group "Eternal Buddies", as well as with the Lunch Bunch, and her Sewing group. Jeanne was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
Jeanne was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints her entire life. She held positions in the primary, MIA, Sunday School, as a Visiting Teacher, and served in several Relief Society Presidencies. Jeanne was a Temple Ordinance worker at the Ogden Utah Temple where she met many new friends and loved serving the Lord.
In 2006 Jeanne became reacquainted with a friend she had met and dated when working for the Smith Faus Wholesale Drug Co. She and William Thorup renewed their friendship and were married on Oct 14, 2006. With Bill came nine children and their families. They were very loving and kind to Jeanne, and she loved being a part of this big, wonderful family. Bill and Jeanne shared a common interest in model trains and for two years spent time planning/designing, shopping for, and constructing their model
railroad display. It was a hit with young and old alike.
Jeanne was a loving and dedicated daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by Robert and Debbie Kendell, Taylorsville Ut, Mary Ann and Kelvin Leete, Roy UT. Susan Kendell, Poulsbo WA, and Patricia and Mitch Robison, San Tan Valley, AZ., as well as nine grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. Also, surviving are Bill's children and their families, many nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law Donna Cornia.
The family would like to thank Legacy House of Ogden, and Inspiration Hospice, for the care and kindness shown to Jeanne the past five years. We are forever grateful for those who could be there with her when we could not.
Graveside Services will be held on Monday October 10, 2022 at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park at 11 a.m. Friends may visit with family on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd.
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