Willa Kennedy McKinnon World's Greatest Cook Willa was a very independent wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a beautiful lady who took immaculate care of herself and her family. She always carried herself with grace and dignity. She was a great homemaker and a terrific cook. Her rolls were out of this world. Willa supported her husband of sixty four years in all of his endeavors, whether it be his church callings or his civic responsibilities. She was a devoted grandmother always taking time to read, tend and teach. Grandma's was a favorite place to visit. Willa was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in which she held many callings. She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Her greatest accomplishments were in the home where she helped and supported her husband on the family ranch and raised her three boys. The simple things in life were what brought her the greatest joy. She started her journey here on earth on July 6, 1914 , in Randolph Utah. She was born to James D and Phoebe Elivira Smith Kennedy. She attended school in Randolph, Utah and married Lynn McKinnon April 10, 1935 in the Salt Lake Temple. He preceded her in death March 2, 1999. Willa ended her earthly journey at Washington House Assisted Living in Ogden, Utah on Sunday, January 12, 2002. She is survived by three sons, Douglas Lynn (Marie), Willard; James Brent (ReNee), Tremonton; and Ross K (Debra) of Randolph. Grandchildren, Shaun D McKinnon, Corey McKinnon (Rebecca), Mindy Anderson (Mike), Sheri Wyatt (Eddie) and Tanya Bartlett, (Matt), Three grandsons, London and Titan Anderson and Travis Wyatt. She is also survived by a sister, Elaine Cox (Ray) of woodruff. She was preceded in death by her husband, A great-grandson, Michael Riley Anderson, two brothers, Paul James Kennedy and Eugene Smith Kennedy. Services will be held Thursday, January 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the Randolph Ward Chapel. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Crandall Funeral Home in Evanston, Wyoming and Thursday at the church from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. before the services. Interment in the Randolph Cemetery.
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune from 1/14/2003 - 1/15/2003.