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Obituary - Kathryn Laverne Schend Alcorn Williams 1937-2021


Last updated 7/27/2021 at 11:20am

Kathryn Williams

THE BEST MOM A KID COULD HOPE FOR passed away on July 8, 2021, lovingly surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

She was born in Montana, raised her seven children in Utah, where she inspired us to be successful adults. She often worked two jobs to provide for us and still gave us each quality time. A respected business owner, an amazing cook, (food was her love language) and a talented crafter, she was loved by many. A prolific reader, especially of the Louis L'Amour books, she enjoyed sitting at her kitchen table playing solitaire with a deck of cards, we could count on reaching her by phone daily to talk about anything, everything, or nothing. Finding great deals and treasures of almost anything was another talent, she had a keen eye and eagerly shared her finds. She loved the annual trips to Havre, Montana, to visit friends and extended family, she brought us children with her whenever she could, instilling in us the love for family. She created many friendships over the years, including the ones at Roberts Arts and Crafts where she worked for 17 years.

Through the experience of being a military mom to two sons, she became a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 71 where she enjoyed bingo night and meatloaf on Wednesdays. She excelled at Auxiliary bake sales, her banana and pumpkin bread was very popular and cherished by many. Everyone was special in her presence; she was a great hugger, people were happy to have met her, they enjoyed her laughter.

We will always remember her with love, and we are honored to have her as our mother.

Our mom was preceded in death by her parents, Annabelle Flatness Schend Salfer and William (Bill) Schend; her brothers, David and Terry Schend; her eldest son, Merlon Alcorn, and grandson Jared Alcorn.

She is survived by her children Wendell Alcorn, Barbara (Brad) Larson, Connie (Rick) Kiser, Bill Alcorn, Sherrie (Bobby) Rose and Bryan (Corin) Alcorn; 11 grandkids, 14 great-grandkids and two great-great-grandkids, and her sister, Wilma Serns.

Funeral services will be July 30 at Larkin Sunset Gardens in Sandy, UT, at noon.

A gathering will be held at The American Legion Post 71, 3419 S. West Temple.


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