Edna Patten "Kay" Whiting

(1917 - 2013)
Born Sept. 4, 1917 in Moore, Butte, Idaho to William Neuman Patten and Maude Rebecca Kidd; the 5th of 8 children. Kay lived during the Great Depression and had many challenges in her life. When she was 12 years old her mother passed away. Then, at the start of her 9th grade in school, she was run over by a car, ending her formal education. In later years when her eyesight was too poor to read, she listened to books on tape and said she was "cramming for finals." Kay met Lorenzo Elmer Whiting at a church dance, and they married on Sept 14, 1937 in the LDS temple in Logan, Utah. They had four children. She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had fond memories of serving the young women in her stake. Kay learned the skills of canning, preparing frugal meals, gardening and many crafts. Her beloved husband died June 5, 1984 of a heart attack during the last week of their LDS mission in Nauvoo, Illinois. Kay was a woman with a strong will and great faith and testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ. She treasured her family and would often say, "Have a good day dear, and know you are loved!" Kay looked forward to a joyful reunion with Elmer and others who preceded her through the veil. She passed away peacefully at age 95, on March 14, 2013. The family appreciates the care given by Brighton House and IHC Hospice. Survived by children: Carvel (Betty) Whiting, Leon (Ellen) Whiting, Marva (Sam) Rogers, and David (Hallie) Whiting; 28 grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild.
A viewing will be held 9:30-10:45 a.m. followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23rd at the Butler West Stake Center 1845 E. 7200 S., Salt Lake City, Utah; Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah. Online condolences: www.jenkins-soffe.com. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the LDS Church Humanitarian Fund.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Mar. 21, 2013