Klara Young Cheney, 101, returned to her Heavenly Father May 4, 1996 in Sandy, Utah.
She was the dearly loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of five surviving children: Douglas L. Cheney (Mildred), Salt Lake City; David R. Cheney (Patricia), Toledo, Ohio; Lowell K. Cheney (Sonia), Clearwater, Florida; Kara Lynn C. Chamberlain (Richard), Scottsdale, Arizona; B. Vernon Cheney (Marsalie), Kalamazoo, Michigan; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.She was born December 7, 1894 in Fruitland, New Mexico Territory, to Brigham Young, Jr. and Abigail Stevens Young. She and her sister, Marian Morgan (Seal Beach, California), were the last two living granddaughters of Brigham Young. Her sister survives her.
Klara met her husband, Silas L. Cheney, while both were attending BYU. They were married and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on June 22, 1917. Silas passed on March 21, 1971. She was very active in the LDS Church, giving of her talents in many callings. She particularly enjoyed drama and directed the Manti Pageant while living in Ephraim, Utah. After her husband's death she devoted her time to temple work, faithfully serving daily for several years. Education was always important to her. She gave encouragement and support to her children to help them achieve their goals. All became college graduates, some with two or more advanced degrees.
She was active in community life as well as the church while supporting her husband in his teaching career and raising her family. She was an abundantly generous, loving neighbor and friend who willingly gave of her time, material goods and sweet spirit.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Sandy Regional Center for their loving care of our mother during the several years she resided there.
Klara will be greatly missed by her family and friends here, while her family and friends in her new home rejoice in her warm, loving presence.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 1996 at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 Highland Drive. Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
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