8/12/15

Obituary: Brenda Ann Morrison Badham




Brenda Ann Badham returned to her Heavenly Father on August 6th, 2015. She was born in Malden Bridge, New York, to Mary Cecelia Bowen and James Carl Morrison on March 25, 1940. Brenda graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in vocal performance. After graduating from BYU she met her sweet husband, Leon. They married on June 20th, 1964, in the Los Angeles Temple. She viewed motherhood as her greatest calling. She taught her children to love the finer things of life; especially that of music and the arts.She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She found great joy in studying the Gospel and was often called as a teacher in the Church.She enjoyed inspiring children to love learning and was gifted in teaching in a way that any child could understand.She was known for her grace, for her ability to see the good in others, for her refinement, and her beautiful smile. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leon. Survived by her daughters: Becky (Rick) Jaster, Stacy (Mark) Sumsion, Kendra (Andrew) Baxter and Sara (Dustin) Howell. Grandchildren: Cameron, Kaitlyn, Devin, Lauren, Nathan, Benjamin, Ethan, Brooklyn, McCallister, Dannon, Quincy, Alexander, Elizabeth, Lily, Arza, Simeon, Peter and Sela, and her sister Joan (Greg) Andrus.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Canyon Rim 1st Ward Chapel, 3000 Grace St. (3100 E.) where friends may call from 9:30-10:30 am prior to the service. The family will receive friends at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive, from 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday evening. Interment to follow at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.



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5 comments:

  1. Lily, we thought of you today and hope all went well for you Grandmother's funeral. Lots of love and prayers for your family.

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    1. Thanks, Aunt Marilee. All went well, and I think we all feel at peace about it. Love you.

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  2. Wow! This reminds me of when I index obituaries. It always makes me sad when the obituaries are only two or three lines, that only contains the person's name, and death date, and maybe their age. I try and imagine the sad lives these people must've had, with no family close enough to be in this person's obituary. Equally sad is when the obituary is several lines long, but filled with different organizations and sports and jobs the person was apart of, but only a few family members--maybe no children, or one child and no spouse. It sounds like a very lonely lifestyle either way. It always makes me smile when I index an obituary about someone with many children and grandchildren, or about someone who served children. Though it may take more time to index more children, I am always happy to know that they had a happy life, full of true happiness, even if they didn't have the gospel. Because of the way they lived their earth life, they are more prepared to live with their family forever when someone on earth finally finds them and does their ordinances. Does that make sense? It sounds like your grandma had a full and happy life! :)

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    1. That makes sense! Grandma had a beautiful, full life. When I asked my mom about her favorite quality in Grandma, she said she never heard Grandma say a mean thing about anyone. Reminds me of Job, who was called "a perfect man" because he bridled his tongue. I hope one day I can be like that, too.

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