With great sorrow, we announce the unexpected passing of Kaelynn Marsden Padgette, age 63, of West Jordan, UT, on Sunday, March 5, 2023. We know she has finally found the peace she deserves after so many years of searching.
Kaelynn was born on February 19, 1960, to Allen Ray Marsden and Norma Atwood in Salt Lake City, Utah. After graduating from Kearns High School, she worked in various careers before becoming a homemaker to focus on raising her family.
She met her husband, Rodney Padgette, in high school, and the two were married in 1980. Their life together was a testament to the power of commitment to each other as they navigated the incredible roller coaster of life. Kaelynn and Rodney went on to have three children: Steven, Sherri, and Shauna. Her love for her young family was endless; her passion showed in all the little things she did for her young children. From the notes in lunch bags to the care shown by preserving their accomplishments, she worked to create the strong foundation in her home that was missing from her childhood.
Kaelynn spent the years after raising her children focused on her passions for reading, crafting, country music, and working to understand life and its many challenges better. She enjoyed spending time with her 11 grandchildren and found a lifelong friend with the addition of the cutest chihuahua named Remy to her home.
Throughout her life, she was passionate about helping others in need and would always stop to offer a meal or clothing to those suffering from homelessness and other misfortune. Her life was a powerful example of continuously trying to help others while she worked to improve herself. As her son, I am thankful for the blessings she gave to me in my life and hope that I can carry on her best attributes in my own life.
Kaelynn was predeceased by both of her parents, and we find comfort in knowing that she once again is safe in their loving arms. She is survived by her husband, three children, eleven grandchildren, and seven deeply loved family pets. Her family will always remember the impact she had on each of us and take comfort in knowing that her memory will carry on forever.