Carey Richards Kenney

Kenney, CArey Obit(March 13, 1971—October 6, 2014)

Carey “Mama Kenney” passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at 2:22 p.m. after a two and half year battle with brain cancer. She passed in her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born to proud parents Gary Richards and Carol Hardy Richards in the Cottonwood Hospital in Murray, Utah. As a child Carey grew up in South Jordan and enjoyed attending sporting events for her older brothers, camping trips and spending time with family. Carey attended Bingham High School and later moved to St. George, Utah, during her adolescence.

Carey found and married her soul mate Timothy Devon Kenney in St. George, Utah, on February 5, 2000. They were blessed with four children Cody Ray, Colton Gary, Carly Dawn and Cooper Timothy. Carey’s greatest joy and legacy in life was being a mother not only to her children but their friends and the children for whom she served as team mom. Carey loved sports, especially football and enjoyed attending professional, high school and little league sporting events. She was the best mother, friend and wife in this world; funny, beautiful, nurturing and smart. She lead a healthy, active lifestyle and brought light (and a little bit of fear!) to all who knew her.

Carey is survived by her husband, four children and their beloved “baby” Butters; Parents Gary and Linda Richards and VonaDee Kenney; her siblings Mike (Jenny), Jeff (Lisa), Laurie (Johnny), Koni (Casey); Tim’s siblings Penney (Steven), Lyle (Jodie), Scott, Chris (Debbie), Tracy “Mount” (Rachelle), Ginger (Shad), Alan (Callen), Ryan (Karen). Carey was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, mother and step-father Carol and Tavish McGregor, and father-in-law Raymond Lester Kenney.

Funeral Services

  • Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 10, at 12 p.m. in the Spilsbury Mortuary 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.
  • A viewing will be held Friday, Oct. 10 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. prior to services at the mortuary.
  • Interment will be in the Tonaquint Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign her guestbook at the Spilsbury Mortuary website.

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  • Justin Jones October 8, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Tim, I’m sure am sorry for your lose of your wife. You should feel blessed to have loved someone like her even tho it was it seems to short of a time. Love Justin Jones and Jones Family.

  • Heather Zimmerman October 9, 2014 at 2:34 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of peace and strength to you and your family.
    ~Heather Zimmerman

  • Rich Goodrich October 9, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Hi Tim, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love The Rich Goodrich Family

  • Kim Lau October 9, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Thinking of you and your family and feeling so sad for your loss. The photos and posts on Facebook by Carey prove that she was a vibrant, wonderful, caring wife and mother who loved her family more than anything. What a wonderful life you’ve had. Sending love and peace.
    Love Kim and boys

  • Jerri Vigos October 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Dear Tim, I was so sorry to learn of Carey’s death. I wish I would have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know such an incredible lady. Please know that you and your family our in my thoughts. Love you, Jerri Vigos

  • Jim Smith October 12, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Tim. You and Carey were an inspiration to all of us. You both showed us the true meaning of love. Carey will truly be missed, but you will she her again.

    Take care of your children, and I know Carey is watch you and them everyday. God Bless you.

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