Kenna Le Sidwell

2/13/1974 ~ 5/24/2023

It is with deepest sorrow we announce the death of our precious sister and daughter, Kenna Le Sidwell. Kenna passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 in Newton, Utah after a brave journey with cancer. Kenna was born February 13,1974, in Mt. Pleasant, Utah as the third daughter to Leon and Sandra Sidwell. Kenna was raised in Fairview and lived in this amazingly good community until her health forced her to move to Newton, Utah where she could be closer to her sisters.
Kenna was a very special soul who faced many challenges. Despite this, she worked hard to grow her strengths and to serve others. She graduated from North Sanpete High School in 1993. School was hard for her but she would never give up and took on an attitude of life-long learning.
Kenna’s greatest joy was her five nieces and nephews. She admired them greatly and would celebrate their achievements. She loved to spend time crocheting crafts for them and planning gifts for their next birthdays. Ashley, Henry, Jeremiah, Sean, Alex, and Sara will miss her incredible spirit and the joy she brought to them. In many ways, because she would never have any of her own, her nieces and nephews were like her own kids. They are truly the gems that completed her family.
She loved the town of Fairview and the wonderful people loved her. The Fairview 24th of July celebration was one of her favorites and she was extremely honored to be selected as Grand Marshal in 2019.
Kenna was employed at Terrel’s market for almost 27 years. She worked to build relationships with the employees and people in the community. A huge part of her identity was with her job and the people at Terrel’s. She looked forward to working each day. Leaving Terrel’s and her community she loved to take care of her health was one of her biggest worries.
Kenna was an artistic soul. She spent many hours crocheting, crafting, doing puzzles, and beadwork. Most recently Kenna mastered the art of paracord. She tied cancer ribbon awareness keychains for family members and for other cancer patients. She also loved Harry Potter. She would listen to these books and watch the movies over and over as she did her projects.
Kenna was an incredibly gentle and kind person who enjoyed having her family and friends around her. When she felt safe with someone, she loved with fierce loyalty and charity. Kenna loved her friends at Sanpete Community Training Center. The bowling and Bocce tournaments were her favorite and she looked forward to participating every year. We will forever be grateful for your devotion and support with Kenna.
We will deeply miss our sweet Kenna who enriched and made our lives better with her presence. Her wish for this world is that we all leave it a little kinder and more compassionate. Please, be patient and forgiving with one another.
Kenna is survived by her father, Leon Sidwell, sisters and spouses, Kelly and Karsten Sorensen, Cindy and Kyle England, her cherished nieces and nephews, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She is preceded in death by her mother, Sandra Blackham Sidwell and grandparents Arlene Tucker and Fay Sidwell, Izola and Perry Blackham.
Kenna’s family would like to express sincere appreciation for her team and her many doctors and nurses at Huntsman Cancer Institute, Logan Regional Cancer Center, and Intermountain Homecare and Hospice. Additionally to all of you who visited, sent well wishes, cards, and prayers we are so thankful for your compassion and friendship.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 3rd at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 461 N 300 W, Mt. Pleasant, Utah with a viewing from 9:30-10:30 am, and a funeral following at 11:00 am. A viewing will also be held Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the same location. Interment will be at the Fairview City Cemetery. Online condolences

11 Responses to “Kenna Le Sidwell”

  1. Amy Ivory says:

    Deepest condolences. It was always a pleasure running into Kenna at Terrels. She was always friendly, helpful, and kind. Praying Heavenly Father brings you peace as you face the future.

  2. Carol Blackham says:

    I am so sorry to learn of Kenna’s passing. Worked with her at Terrels, with many fond memories. Still have the keychain she made me. Loved when she saw me, she would say ” Hi Cuz. Two times!”. Sending love, Leon and girls.

  3. Leon and Lorele Day says:

    We will miss you forever. Kaydence is broken hearted!

  4. Amy Ivory says:

    Heartfelt condolences. Kenna was always fun to visit with at Terrels. She was a hatdworker, helpful, and kind. Praying you feel peace as you move forward

  5. Peggy Bench says:

    I had the pleasure of tending Kenna when she was a toddler. She was such a pleasant, sweet little person. My little girls loved playing with her and her sisters. When her mother and I taught school in adjacent classrooms, Kenna would often pop in to visit and offer assistance after school. Whenever I saw her at Terrels she would stop what she was doing to greet me and tell me about her family and inquire about mine. I’d say she was the greeting and hospitality expert for the store. I know Kenna will be missed by everyone who knew her, but I am so happy she can be with her mother again. Love and best wishes to you all.
    Peggy Bench

  6. Patricia Draper says:

    Kenna was a helper in my class at the North Sanpete Middle school. she was very creative with projects for the students. I also enjoyed renewing our friendship when she worked at Terrels store in Mt Pleasant. She was full of energy and happiness. She will always be a friend that is a treasure to me.

  7. Lynn & Angela Daley says:

    We will miss sweet Kenna and the warm conversations we had in Terrel’s grocery isles.
    Her beautiful soul shined brightly. We need to all be a bit more like her.

  8. Gail A Cloward says:

    Dear Kenna’s family
    We worked with Kenna for several years. She is a sweetheart. Always willing to go the extra mile. She had a special love in heart for everyone she came into contact with. She loved her family and was always willing to share things they were doing. She is ok now and with her Mom. Amy Bingham, Gail Cloward. Warrensburg, Missouri.

    • Kriss & John. Bailey says:

      Dear Leon and. Family. We are deeply saddened to learn f Kenna,s. Passing. She as always so chipper and happy to see everyone every time. I know Kenna is really happy to see her. Mother and. Grandparents. God be with you at this time of great sorrow. Sending much love and prayers

  9. Kriss & John. Bailey says:

    Dear Leon and. Family. We are deeply saddened to learn f Kenna,s. Passing. She as always so chipper and happy to see everyone every time. I know Kenna is really happy to see her. Mother and. Grandparents. God be with you at this time of great sorrow. Sending much love and prayers

  10. Kathie giles says:

    Kenna was a special sweetheart. We always enjoyed her at the store. Every year she would help me, by getting boxes for me to put all the Festival of Trees items in to take to Festival. She would catch me in the store and tell me she had boxes for me. When I would asked Ron to bring some to me. He would say, kenna boxes ,and I would tell him yes. We have missed her, but know she is happy with her dear mom! Love, kathie