Glenna Foianini

With her family by her side, Glenna Foianini passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

She was born on Jan. 14, 1935, to Wilford and Zula Black. She was raised in Evanston.

She had several jobs before and after school so she could buy cute clothes. She worked making spudnuts, washing dishes, working at the movie theater and at the phone company.

She married Gino Foianini in November 1954. They had three children: Toni (Gerald) Thompson of Roy, Utah; Teri (Gilbert) Torres of Rock Springs; and Kelly (Janelle) Foianini of Lyman.

She worked side by side with Gino. She helped take and bring the cows from the desert; she took lunch to the hayfield to feed the crew; and her favorite was lambing season, as she stayed at the barn day and night caring for 500-plus newborn lambs.

She also worked at the school lunchroom and in Fort Bridger during the rendezvous, dressing up in authentic clothing and telling histories of the fort. She was well-known for her cooking and the new recipes she tried out on all the teenagers who came around.

She loved her flowers and working in her beautiful yard. She was a friend to all and the life of the party.

She is blessed with eight grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren who love her for the candy drawer, special gifts, flooding the yard and crazy nicknames.

Glenna is survived by her three children; her sisters, Barbara Stevens of North Ogden, Utah; and Mary (George) Funk of Washington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and in-laws.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Urie Stake Center. There will be a viewing the night before, from 6 to 8 p.m., and before the funeral, from 9:30-10:45 a.m.