1929 ~ 2017
Kenneth Gerald Kay passed away Thursday morning, 28 December 2017, in his home in Kearns, Utah. Kenneth was born 1 December 1929, son of Darrell Henry Kay and Shell Lavona King, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ken married the love of his life, E. Ranee Jarrett, on 12 January 1952 and they were sealed as an eternal family in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple, 5 June 1967. His family was the most important thing in his life and the source of his greatest joy and happiness.
Ken served in the U.S. Navy, attended the U.S. Naval Electronics Material School in San Francisco and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He retired from American Telephone and Telegraph as a communications technician. He also graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor Degree in Zoology.
He played basketball for the University of Utah. He enjoyed golf, tennis, photography, flying, athletics and electronics. Up until the final week before his passing he was still walking four to eight miles a day.
Dad was meticulous in all of his pursuits. He was strong-willed and independent. His top priority was the well-being of his family, friends and neighbors. He served as a ward clerk, gospel doctrine teacher and bishop for the LDS church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his infant daughters, Christine Ranee and Cindy.
He is survived by his children, Michael Gerald (Jamie) Kay, Sharon Louise Kay (Scott McKay); three grandchildren, Jonathan Michael (Jenni) Kay, Brian LaMonte Butterfield and Shalice Ann (Joseph) Peterson and one great-granddaughter, Alice Ann Butterfield. His name will be held in loving remembrance for generations to come.
Family and friends may gather at the Anderson Funeral Home, 94 W 300 N, Nephi, UT 84648, at 10:00 AM on Saturday, 6 January 2017.
A graveside service will be held at the Vine Bluff Cemetery, 1200 North 400 East, Nephi, Utah 84648, at 11:30 AM.
Emma Ockey Carter
1925 ~ 2017
Emma Ockey Carter passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on December 28th, 2017. She was born June 18, 1925 in Nephi, Utah to Joseph William Ockey and Martha Pearl Jones Ockey. She married Jack Burton Carter on September 8, 1946. Together Jack and Emma had four children: Cathleen, Debbie, Mike, and Jan. She also had a nephew, Merrill Shaw, which she claimed to be one of her own. They were blessed with eight grandchildren: DeAnn, Seth, Craig, Daina, Luke, Mikell, Kade and Angie. Eighteen great grandchildren: Chelsie, Carter, Caylee, Kaitlee, Kinnley, Sadie, Lanie, Liberty, Thomas, Ellie, Gage, Kenzie, Hadlee, Mitchell, Macklin, Braylon, Jaxson and Ava. She was expecting her first great-great granddaughter in January.
Emma was raised on her family’s farm in Nephi, Utah along with her parents and siblings: Paul, Dora, Donald and Janet. She was very proud and loved growing up on the farm and was always telling stories about the fun they had there. She graduated from Juab High School in 1943, then went on to attend Utah State University in Logan, Utah before moving back to Nephi where she worked and raised her family.
Emma was an extremely hard worker, working until the age of 87 years old. She was a telephone operator, where she saved the life of a man with her devotion and quick action. She retired from NRP after 30 years and continued working for Mosaic. She was so proud to say “I worked until I was 87.”
Emma had a love for life and was extremely proud of her family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her kids and grandkids and was always planning their many adventures. Emma was very active and never missed a family event and was always looking forward to the next one. She loved horses, going for rides, telling stories, watching movies and her “Utah Jazz”. She was able to attend her first Jazz game a few years ago where she sat on the 4th row. Emma was very quick witted and always claimed she was sharp as a tack, strong as an ox. Emma was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was sealed in the Manti Temple.
Emma is survived by her children: Cathleen, Debbie (Dave), Mike (Donna), Jan, Merrill, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Paul and Donny, sisters: Dora (her best friend) and Janet. The family would like to thank her special friend Dr. James Rosenbeck.