Peggy Jo Sorensen Kennett passed away on October 31, 2022. Peggy was born in 1953 in Grand Junction, Colorado, to James Floyd Sorensen and Josephine Winger. She grew up and went to school in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She loved music and when she was in 5th grade her parents bought a piano and she started piano lessons, which lasted all through high school. Peggy enjoyed accompanying many musical numbers in junior and high school choirs. She played the piano and organ in many ward callings and at the temple. Classical music was always playing in her home.
After graduating from Idaho Falls High School in 1971, Peggy attended Brigham Young University for two years. On April 20, 1973, she married Scott William Kennett in the Logan Utah Temple. They lived for two years in Kent, Washington (where Daron was born); 2 years in San Diego, California (where Nikki was born); then moved to West Jordan, Utah (where Tari, Derek, and Daniel were born). She enjoyed raising her five children at home while they were growing up. She was active during those years in PTA, the community, and church callings. In 1995 she resumed attending school at BYU and graduated in 1997 with a B.S. in Sociology. After graduation she enjoyed many service opportunities: one year at the South Valley Sanctuary; 1999-2014 as a Board member of the Jordan School District where she was president of the Board for six years; president of the Utah School Board Association in 2013; one year at the Utah Refugee Donation Center; organist at the Jordan River Temple; 2017-2018 church service mission at Deseret Soap Factory; and many LDS Church callings.
Peggy loved to travel and was blessed to have enjoyed many travel opportunities including 10 cruises, four continents, 35 countries and 50 states. Peggy passed away while visiting her daughter’s family in Tbilisi in the country of Georgia. Unfortunately, this trip ended in the hospital due to bone marrow failure caused by a medication she was recently prescribed to manage a troubling long-term illness, polymyalgia rheumatica. She died while doing things she loved – visiting family members and traveling to new and interesting places.
She loved to read and organized a monthly book group for over 40 years. Peggy dedicated her life to service for her family, church, and community. Everyone who knew her loved her. While raising her five children she was active in school and community activities. Peggy loved the Lord and served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints her whole life in many callings. She submitted hundreds of names to the temple for completion of ordinances. Peggy always prioritized her family and loved facilitating family gatherings so that we would all remain close to each other. She always knew what her children and grandchildren were doing and was always very involved in our lives. We miss her dearly and will always have wonderful memories of her in our hearts.
Peggy was preceded in death by her mother, Josephine Sorensen, and father, James Floyd Sorensen. She is survived by husband Scott Kennett, son Daron Kennett (Adrienne), daughter Nikki Gordon (Kam), daughter Tari Corbett, son Derek Kennett, and son Daniel Kennett (Jessica) and her brothers Tim and Kurt. Peggy has eight grandchildren: Jameson Kennett, Sawyer Kennett, Ever Corbett, Ariez Corbett, Sara Gordon, Gabriel Gordon, Asher Gordon, and Poppy Kennett.
A viewing will be held for Peggy on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery (6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, UT). A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 11:00 preceded by a viewing at 10:00 at the LDS meetinghouse located at 1899 West 7600 South, West Jordan, Utah followed by interment at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery.
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