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Obituary: WILLARDSON, KENDALL

Kendall Willardson1963 ~ 2013Richfield, UTOur kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, Kendall Joseph Willardson, age 50, of Richfield, died suddenly and unexpectedly, after collapsing while playing basketball in Richfield, on December 13, 2013 in Provo, Utah. He was born December 3, 1963 in Ogden, a son of Glen Pierce and Helen Matthews Willardson. Kendall graduated from Richfield High School, Class of 1982 and got a BS Degree at BYU in 1988. Kendall married the love of his life, Julie Ware, November 17, 1984 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They made their home in Richfield.He worked for Sevier Valley Hospital as the Lab and Dietary Manager and Director of Ancillary Support Services. Kendall was a very active member of the LDS Church, serving as Bishop of the Richfield 9th Ward; High Councilman; Primary Teacher; Young Men's President and Branch President of the Indian Dorm Branch. He enjoyed sports and traveling. He will be greatly missed.Kendall is survived by his loving wife, Julie of Richfield; children: Brittani and Lance Barton of Salt Lake City; Jason Willardson and Chelsee Willardson, both of Provo; Brandon Willardson and Nicole Willardson, both of Richfield; 2 grandchildren; mother, Helen Willardson of Richfield; mother-in-law: Nola Ware of Monroe; brothers and sisters: Tony and Colleen Willardson of Murray; Russell and Karen Willardson of South Jordan; Shelly and Scott Fife of Auburn, Washington; Barry and Veronique Willardson of Lindon; Marti and Greg Tuttle of Orem; Rick and Melissa Willardson of McKinney, Texas; Jana and Nathan Cherrington of Tucson, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his father, Glen Willardson; and his father-in-law: Vahl Ware. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 12 Noon in the Richfield 9th LDS Ward Chapel, 159 North 400 West in Richfield, where friends may call for viewing Monday evening from 5 to 9 P.M. or Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 11:30 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah. On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com