1944 Daralyn 2024

Daralyn Wold Kenison

August 7, 1944 — July 6, 2024

Tooele, UT

Daralyn (Wold) Kenison, a resident of Tooele, Utah, passed away with complications from Influenza A on July 6, 2024, at the age of 79, surrounded by her loving family.

Born August 7, 1944, in Preston, Idaho; second daughter of Darrel and Zera (Packer) Wold. Daralyn was raised in Riverdale, Idaho with her six brothers: Royce (Elaine) Wold, Jack Wold, Cordell (Carolyn) Wold, Neil (Maureen) Wold, Gordon (Melanie) Wold, and Gary (Peggy) Wold.

Daralyn married Lynn T Kenison on June 10, 1969 in the Logan Utah Temple and together they shared 55 years of life, love, and memories. They were blessed with six children: Marlene McKellips, Mark (Wendy) Kenison, Evan (Esther) Kenison, Guy (Vicci) Kenison, Amy (Paul) Gibbons, Suzanne Walker and now twenty-five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Daralyn graduated from Bountiful High School in 1962. She served a 30-month proselyting mission, in Santiago, Chile, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon returning home, she became a Registered Nurse and worked as a nurse, until the birth of her first child in 1970. At age 51, Daralyn returned to school, recertified her Nursing Licensure, and continued to work as a Nurse until she and Lynn retired together in 2009. 

As a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Daralyn served as Relief Society President, a Handicap Primary Teacher, Cub-Scout Den Leader and in many other capacities. After retirement, Lynn and Daralyn served two Senior missions together in the Family History Library & Church History Library. Both also served as Temple Ordinance Workers in the Bountiful Utah Temple. Daralyn exemplified unconditional Christ-like love, a life of service and a beautiful testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ. 

Daralyn was a lover of books, reading at least six a week. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, flowers, crossword puzzles, old time television, British comedies, and spending time with her family. Daralyn was an avid supporter of her husband during his time on the West Bountiful City Council and during their three sons’ missionary services. After serving in Chile, Daralyn demonstrated a love of the Latin people. She loved to speak Spanish and took every opportunity to speak the language with others. She invited Latin members of her church, traveling to Utah, to stay in her home. Daralyn was a caregiver to her family, friends, and neighbors. Her nursing experience and loving heart helped her support her husband through his many surgical procedures, physical ailments, and challenges to the very end. 

It has been said that Daralyn was the “Mommest Mom that ever Mommed.” And Daralyn was an excellent mother! She was creative, funny, resourceful, and engaged with her children constantly. She shared her joy of books with her children by taking weekly trips to the public library and reading to them in different voices with lots of sound effects. She often stated, “It’s always better with sound effects.” Daralyn also enjoyed singing and performed in many choirs over the years. She sang to and with her children in both happy and unhappy moments. Daralyn supported all her children at dance performances, sporting events, music recitals, choir concerts and was ALWAYS the loudest cheerleader. 

She filled her home with music including radio and records, singing together during family home evenings and before family prayers. Her children learned to sing in harmony and blended beautifully with her alto voice. Daralyn taught her family all the old-fashioned homemaking skills: sewing and mending, preserving food, hard-work, communication, budgeting, and cultural competence. She insisted the family take an annual family vacation wherein she taught them about nature, national and international history, and many diverse cultures. 

Daralyn cherished time with family both immediate and extended. Many hours were spent at reunions, rodeos, and Sunday family meals. Some of mother’s favorite foods were Cottage Cheese Jello Salad, Fruit pizza, homemade dill pickles, homemade bread, and homemade ice cream. She used mealtimes to introduce and share foods and traditions of other cultures with her family.

Daralyn was preceded in death by her parents Darrel and Zera Wold: sister: Marlene: brothers: Jack, Cordell, and Gordon Wold. 

Services will be as follows: Public Viewing on Friday, July 12, 2024, 6-8 p.m. at Russon Mortuary located at 295 N. Main Street, Bountiful, Utah. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building located at 691 E. Cedarview Street, Tooele, Utah. A viewing will be held from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service. She will be interred in the Tooele City Cemetery, located at 361 S. 100 E. Tooele, Utah. 

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Viewing

Friday, July 12, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Russon Mortuary & Crematory - Bountiful

295 N. Main St., Bountiful, UT 84010

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Viewing

Saturday, July 13, 2024

9:45 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

Church of Jesus Christ Meetinghouse

691 E Cedarview St, Tooele, UT 84074

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 13, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Church of Jesus Christ Meetinghouse

691 E Cedarview St, Tooele, UT 84074

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