Rebecca Catherine Warden, 16, of Orem, died of anaphylaxic shock on Saturday, Sept. 19, 1992 following a week-long coma. In keeping with her expressed wish and her lifelong desire to help others, she was an organ donor. Her gift has already saved at least one life and has immeasurably benefitted
She was born October 11, 1975 in Salt Lake City, a daughter of Robert Edward Warden and Frances Emily King Warden. Becki was a beautiful, brilliant girl with talents in many areas, especially writing, acting, making friends and helping people laugh. She was a uniquely accepting, sensitive and loving human being. She loved her family, friends and having fun. She hated injustice, bureaucracy, and hypocrisy. Knowing her passionate nature, we who love her are not surprised she left this world in a blaze of glory, during one of the most spectacular electric storms in recent years. She was a junior at Orem High School, and a member of the LDS Church.Survivors include her mother, of Orem; her father and stepmother, Cintra Warden, San Francisco, Calif.; four brothers and two sisters, David, Jonathan, Joseph, Michael and Rachel, all of Orem; Amy, Minneapolis, Minn.; her grandfather, Bruce Harris, Berkeley, Calif.; her great-grandmother, Melvira Barlow, Salt Lake City; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins, and friend, Bobo.
A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, September 24, 4 p.m. in the Orem Hillcrest Stake Center, 1450 South 800 East, Orem. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary, 85 East 300 South, Provo. Burial, Friday in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Anaphylaxic shock is a severe allergic reaction which threatens many lives. Those who are interested in helping prevent this tragedy for others are invited to send donations to the Becki Warden Anaphylaxis Foundation, Valley Bank and Trust Company, 1220 South State, Orem, UT 84058, 224-4500.
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