Jennie W. Openshaw died of a heart attack in the first few minutes of her 77th birthday.

Jennie was born on December 15, 1917 to William E. and Sarah Cowan Wilson, in Payson, Utah, the youngest of seven children. She married Eugene M. Openshaw on April 8, 1936, in Payson. Later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on their 50th wedding anniversary.She attended Payson schools, graduating from Payson High School. After marriage, they resided in Payson until 1950 when they moved to Salt Lake City. Jennie was employed by the University of Utah Medical Center for 18 years. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served with dedication in all of the auxiliaries throughout her life.She served as a Red Cross Volunteer, a hospital volunteer, and a volunteer AARP counselor.

She was committed and loyal in her roles as wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was gifted in all of the home arts and shared her talents freely. She was never too busy for anyone. She left behind a legacy of genuine love and caring.

Jennie is survived by her husband, her daughters Jane (Ted) Hawkins, Joan (Tom) Kingdon, Jan (Randy) Woodbury. Also her grandchildren; Jennifer Hawkins Gardner, Matthew Hawkins, Zachary Hawkins, Emily Hawkins, Gregory Kingdon, Tracy Kingdon Hansen, Eric Kingdon, Nathan Kingdon, Jonathan Woodbury, Wendy Woodbury, Todd Woodbury, and four great-grandchildren, Lauren and Whitney Gardner, Kaitlin Kingdon, Ellie Hansen, a sister, Rhea Jorgensen, and numerous nieces and nephews, whom she dearly loved.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 19, at 12 noon in the East Millcreek Stake Center, 3100 East Craig Drive (3600 South). Friends may call Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive and from 10:45-11:45 a.m. at the church prior to services.

Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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