Dorothy Kennington 1926- 2019
Long time Star Valley resident, Dorothy Eckersell Kennington, 93, passed away October 30, 2019 at the Homestead Assisted Living Center, Rexburg, Idaho.
The oldest of four children, Dorothy was born September 25, 1926 in Rexburg, Idaho to Wilford and Cora Berry Eckersell. She enjoyed a close association with her siblings, grandparents and extended family.
Dorothy was an accomplished violinist during her high school and college years. She graduated from Ricks College and taught elementary school in Shelley, Idaho before serving a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to California.
There she met Forrest Weber Kennington who was homesteading in Tulelake, Calif. They were married in 1951 and settled down on a farm on the Bedford Bench. In the early 1960’s they spent eight years in Kaysville Utah then returned to Bedford. They moved their family to Afton in 1971.
Dorothy was devoted to being a homemaker and mother. She was also active in Stake Humanitarian projects, DUP, served in the Relief Society and Primary, and worked with the Historical Society. After the death of Forrest in 2000, Dorothy served a second mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to San Antonio, Texas.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother, her husband, Forrest, and daughter, Lynette Cox.
She is survived by children, Kathy (Mike) Hamblin, Ann (Alex) Macbeth, Garth (Vicky) Kennington, son in law, David Cox, Donna (Todd) Beatty, David (Tiffni) Kennington and Lynn (Nikki) Kennington and brother in law, Craig (Helen) Kennington, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at the Afton Stake Center Saturday, November 9 at 11 am with a viewing prior to the services. A night viewing will be held on Friday, Nov 8, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm at Schwab Mortuary. Burial will be at the Afton City Cemetery.
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