April 19, 1949 - January 5, 2017
Kaye Spencer, age 67, returned home to our Heavenly Father on Thursday, January 5, 2017, surrounded by loved ones in St. George, Utah. Kaye was born on April 19, 1949, in Ogden, Utah to Harold and Athelene Weatherston. She was raised in Clearfield, Utah where her family owned and operated a dairy farm. At an early age, Kaye learned to ride horses. She loved working with horses, particularly her horse Penny of whom she was very proud. She enjoyed barrel racing and won several competitions. She received a saddle for winning the State Barrel Racing championship in 1966. On April 20, 1973, she married the love of her life, Donald Richard Spencer. Kaye and Don were later sealed together in the Salt Lake City temple along with their three children. They raised their family in Syracuse, Utah where they lived for 30 years. Kaye enjoyed working with children and serving others. She worked as a Special Education aide in the Davis School District for many years and continued her love of working with children by serving as a volunteer in schools that her grandchildren attended. Kaye thoroughly enjoyed outdoor activities such as camping, spending time in the outdoors, and riding four wheelers with her family. She always loved making her yard look beautiful and growing her garden. She had a knack for making things grow and flourish, especially her rose bushes. Her love of sports grew broader when she became a mother. Watching her children participate in sporting activities was one of her favorite things to do and she was always their number one fan. For many years, Kaye operated a wedding catering business. Her creme puffs, mints, and secret slush were loved by all. Later, she and Don spent several summers in the Uintas as camp hosts. She loved working and visiting with the many friends she made. Her family loved to visit her in the mountains and spend time with her there. Kaye was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and attended the Syracuse 7th ward for 30 years where she served in many different capacities. She was always looking for ways to help others and was extremely willing to give. She had many roles including wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, niece, and friend. In all aspects of her life, she demonstrated great love and dedication to those around her and found joy in spending time with those she loved. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She found so much joy in being a grandmother and spoiling her grandkids. Kaye loved traveling and spending time with her husband Don. One of her favorite trips, was a road trip to Vancouver, Canada to attend the World Fair in 1986. Kaye traveled the entire distance from Syracuse riding on the back of Don’s motorcycle. After Don retired, they enjoyed traveling together to visit each of their children and grandchildren located in various states. She is survived by: her husband Donald Spencer; children, Tami (Sean) Perkins, Suzi (John) Speth, and Steven (Tara) Spencer; ten grandchildren, Kalia, Grady, Kylie, Allie, Ammon, Madelyn, Makenna, Isaac, Audrey and Owen; sisters Janet (Jim) Barber, Nadine (Jerry) Gass, Nancy (Tom) Bench; and brother Ron (Chrissy) Weatherston. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Harold and Athelene Weatherston; her sister, Dixie and husband Jerry Fishburn. The family would like to thank the many doctors and medical staffs for their wonderful care over the years in assisting Kaye with her various medical needs. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS chapel located at 535 West 2700 South in Syracuse, UT. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will take place at the Syracuse City Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to share condolences online at www.SerenityFHS.com or www.SerenityStG.com Arrangements are under the direction of Serenity Funeral Homes, 801-255-2801.
Kaye Spencer, age 67, returned home to our Heavenly Father on Thursday, January 5, 2017, surrounded by loved ones in St. George, Utah. Kaye was born on April 19, 1949, in Ogden, Utah to Harold and Athelene Weatherston. She was raised in Clearfield,... View Obituary & Service Information
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