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Verlyn Kimball

November 8, 1934 — February 19, 2024

Layton, Utah

Verlyn Kimball

Rachel Verlyn Kimball 
 November 8, 1934 ~ February 19, 2024 
Always and Forever—I was born in my parents’ house on Hawthorne Ave November 8th, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah. My parents are Ernest L. Wright and Rachel V. Bradford Wright, the best parents a person could ever have. 

I am humbled and proud to be a great-great-grandchild, seven times removed, of Governor William Bradford of the Mayflower. My great-great-grandparents were early Mormon pioneers which I honor them as a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. 

 I am the fourth of eight children. Ernie, Anna May & Geraldine were the oldest, then me, followed by Velma, Afton, Robert & Wayne. I am truly blessed to have an extended family and feel very close to all my brothers, sisters, their loving spouses, and all my nieces and nephews. I truly appreciate their love, concern and caring ways through visits and phone conversations over the years. I love all of them very much. 

I was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended Webster Elementary, Bryant Junior High and East High school. 

 I married my first husband, Joseph J. Bennett (later divorced) and we raised 3 children JoLyn, Kevin & David. 

 I enjoyed playing a variety of instruments, participating and directing in a wide array of shows to include melodramas, stake roadshow competitions, and piano and organ for my wards, just to mention a few. Accordion and ukulele accompanied me on church and family outings as sing-alongs were enjoyed by all. My joy for arts through oil and water color paintings, sketches, ceramics, quilting, and needle point provide fond memories for family and friends alike. 

 I am grateful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The gospel has always been very important to me. I don't know how I would have gotten through my life without it. It is so wonderful to know that I will be reunited with my loved ones again. 
 When I met the love of my life, Charles C. Kimball, we both knew we had found our soulmate. 

His love for me and the kindness and caring has been amazing over the years. He is my one and only soulmate. I was extremely blessed to have had him in my life all those years. 

Charles and I enjoyed some very special friends, who have added much love, laughter and happiness to our lives. We love all of them very much and thank them for the memorable times we have shared. 
 I have been so blessed all of my life and have had many happy and awesome times with all those who have touched my life. I also loved the sweet animals we had and the joy they gave me. 
 I was preceded in death by my husband, Charles, my father and mother, siblings Ernie, Anna May, Geraldine, Velma, Afton, Robert, and Wayne. 

 I am survived by my daughter and two sons, JoLyn Foerster (Harold), Kevin Bennett (Becky) and David Bennett (Laura); twelve grand-children; twenty nine great-grand- children; and eight great-great-grandchildren. 

Interment: Memorial Mountain View Mortuary, Cemetery: 3115 E. Bengal Blvd (7800 S.), Cottonwood Heights, UT. on February 29th at 11:00.

Please share your memories and photos with my family at I would like to thank Memorial Mountain View Mortuary, Cemetery for all of their kindness and caring for me and my family over the past several years and to Sunridge Assisted Living & Atlas Hospice, always being attentive to my daily needs with their special grace.


Always optimistic, hopeful, and kind to everyone, please remember me with love and laughter and not with sadness and tears.

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