Kenna Jean Marx

Kenna Jean Neilson Marx, age 69, of Roosevelt, died June 4, 2019, after a long battle with cancer.

She was born Feb. 25, 1950, in Roosevelt, Utah, to Kenneth Joseph and Clista Pearl Norton Neilson. Her father died when she was in her teens and later her mother married Paul Edwin Foote.

Kenna married Verdell C. “Corky” Marx on July 20, 1968, and they were sealed in the Mt Timpanogas Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 31, 1997. He died April 5, 2018.

Kenna always had a smile on her face and was known by all as one of the sweetest, kindest persons they had ever met. She touched countless lives and made everyone feel special. She had the purest heart of anyone and was truly the most Christlike person around. She accepted all without judgment and openly invited everyone into her circle of love and into her home. She was an adoptive mom to many and loved and cherished children. She had a great desire to help people feel loved and happy, especially through her great ability to listen. She was our angel mom that truly taught us how to love others.

Kenna had a great love and appreciation for music. She was an excellent pianist and accompanied singers and choirs for many years and for many different occasions. She often gave up her time with her family to share her talents.

Kenna worked for many years running the Polar King with Corky and later built a career at the Uintah Basin Technical College, which she retired from in 2017. She was a hard worker and pushed through her pain that she endured for several years without complaining. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Kenna is survived by her sons, Douglas Troy (Juliann) Marx, Cody Wayne (Nancy) Marx, all of Roosevelt; Ryan Scott (Sundie) Marx, Riverton; Travis Paul (Laurie) Marx, St. George; 19 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one on the way; siblings, Carolyn (Cloyd) Davis, Roosevelt; Jerry (Debbie) Foote, Roosevelt; Carl Foote, Neola; Karen Neilson; Dee (Renae) Foote, Lyman, Wyoming; Christy (Scott) Hopkinson, Murray; Sherry Neilson, Syracuse; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Marx, Logan; brothers and sisters-in-law, David (Patsy) Marx, Hyde Park; Alan Marx, Draper; Margaret (Weston) Gunn, Marilyn (Greg) Krstyen, both of Kearns, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Corky; sister-in-law, Sharon Foote, her parents, and her father-in-law, Verdell C. Marx, Sr.

Services were held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Roosevelt Cove 2nd Ward Chapel. Burial was in the Roosevelt Memorial Park.

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