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Venna Kingston Semon, 92, returned to heaven on February 25th, 2016. She was born June 12th, 1923, in Smoot, Wyoming, and was a long time resident of the greater Salt Lake City area. Her family and friends will always remember her as a vibrant, fun-loving, and wonderful lady, who enjoyed a sense of humor and who would go to any lengths for the safety and happiness of her children.
Venna graduated in 1941 from Star Valley High School in Afton, Wyoming, Shortly thereafter, she married her first husband, Jack Bartlett Wolf but divorced a few short years later. She met her second husband, Arthur Fred Semon, Jr., while living in Oakland, CA.
Venna loved dancing, church and family. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her life, and served in many callings in the church.
Venna worked for Mountain Bell as a PBX operator for several years, and later transferred her skills to Hercules Powder Company, which was later known as Bacchus Works. She retired from there in 1986, after 25 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Fred Semon, Jr., parents, Melinda Jennett Moffett and John Thomas Kingston, son Stephen Leroy Semon, stepson, James Douglas Semon, and grandson Sean Bartell Semon.
Venna is survived by three children, Lonnie (Rosemary) Semon and Kerry Semon, of SLC, and Linda (Stephen) Frahm of St. George's, Grenada, West Indies, and a stepson, Kenneth (Lisa) Semon, 34 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great-great Grandchildren.
A memorial service was held in her honor, on March 5th, in the Glenmoor 6th Ward LDS Chapel. At her request, no formal viewing was held. The family wishes to express their gratitude to all who have offered their condolences.
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