Wendy Thompson Prins

Feb. 27, 1947 – Sept. 21, 2018

Wendy Thompson Prins died peacefully in her home on Sept. 21, 2018, in St. George at the age of 71.

Wendy is survived by her mother, Elenor Reid, from London, Ontario; husband, Peter; children, Blake and Brent; siblings, Wayne, Doug, Ellie and Caroline. She was preceded in death by her father, Curtis Thompson, sister Debby and brother Greg from London, Ontario.

Wendy was born Feb. 27, 1947, in London, Ontario, to Curtis and Elenor Reid Thompson. A bright student, she received full-tuition scholarship and graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a bachelor of arts degree in languages.

Upon graduation in 1969, she married her first husband Neil Rodger and over the next 15 years she set about raising her sons, Brent (born 1969) and Blake (born 1971) with good virtues and values, even as she struggled as a single mother following divorce nine years into her marriage. She worked as a financial analyst for the Canadian government for five years and as a teacher in Moreno Valley, California, for 14 years.

Her children remember her as a caring, loving and brilliant mother who encouraged them to be their best and pursue their goals. Though she was to have a second failed marriage, the third marriage in 2006 to Peter Prins turned out to be a fairy tale romance, two soul mates deeply in love, Wendy and Peter enjoying each other’s company in the Neverland of St. George, Utah.

Wendy was accomplished at cooking, often would invite friends and family to her house for international gourmet cuisine. She was a brilliant and wise woman who loved teaching and who was passionate about her students. She was an active and dedicated member of The Church Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Funeral services

  • A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, with a viewing prior to services from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the mortuary.
  • Interment will take place in the Tonaquint Cemetery.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Wendy’s life.

For those who are unable to come to the services, you can watch them online here. The memorial ID number is 19927 and the password is PRIN0926.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.

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