March 25, 1928 - June 13, 2022
Venice Spendlove, 94 passed away peacefully at home in Hurricane, Utah on June 13, 2022. She was the 4th of ten children born to George Fenton and Lettie Tobler Whitney on March 25, 1928 in Overton, Nevada. She lived in St. Thomas, Nevada until the age of four, then the US government bought the land from the townspeople to make Lake Mead and she moved with her family to Hurricane, Utah. She loved to follow her dad to the quail traps, to the corral to milk cows and to hunt for eggs in the haystack. Venice enjoyed school but it was hard for her to get there on time. When she was fifteen, she wrote in the family record book, “Venice got up without being called April 10, 1943. It was a great day!” She attended grade school in Hurricane, Utah and graduated from Hurricane High School. She met her eternal sweet heart, Kenneth (Ken) Spendlove, at school and started dating him in the 11th grade. They were married on February 2, 1946. They had four children Fredrick Kenneth Spendlove (Linda Condie Bennion), Lynn Whitney Spendlove, Danna (Bill) Engstrom and Wendy (Ken) Lewis. Venice loved and spent much time with her children, grandchildren; Tyler (Sharron) Bishop, Cody (Jeannie) Engstrom, Annalisa Lewis, Tiffany Engstrom, Karson Lewis, Nikki Engstrom, Parker Lewis, and great grandchildren; Tyren Bowman, Tayden Bowman, Daxton Engstrom, Tank Bishop, Oakley Engstrom, and Jazlyn Engstrom. She loved to be outside in her garden where she grew onions that she ate raw with salt. She grew tomatoes that she made into tomato sandwiches and juice to drink. She also liked to eat fresh picked peas right out of the shell. When Hurricane had canals, she loved to pick the wild asparagus that grew on the canal banks. She was well known for her delicious rolls and divinity she made and gave to others. She loved to walk and had many walking companions throughout her life. Venice was an active member of Buenos Amigas, a community civic club. For six years in her 70’s she was a Cub Scout Den Leader. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served as a Visiting Teacher, Nursery Leader, Ward Young Women President and Stake Young Women President. She is survived by her two daughters, two sons in law and daughter in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother John Whitney, sister Anna (Don) Appel, and sister Janice Ruesch. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her two sons and siblings; Julia (Lindsay) Rawlins, Wilma (Rex) Adams, Dorothy(Arlond) Hawkins, Beth (Calvin) Johnson, LuRae (Rae)Brown, Lloyd (Leah) Whitney, brothers in law Calvin and Barry Ruesch. A special thank you to Emma Walker, Pamela Jensen, and Jill Stevens with Dixie Hospice for taking such loving care of Mom through their many visits. An incredibly special thank you to Salli Kae Egbert mom’s hospice nurse. She was so loving and gentle as she cared for mom every week. Also, a heartfelt thank you to Deuan Wilkenson (niece) for her weekly hair appointments with mom. Thank you to mom’s Ministering Angel Devils she loved every visit with you. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 18 at 11:00 am at the 5th Ward Chapel 274 S. 100 W. Hurricane, Utah. Viewings will be held Friday, June 17 from 6:00–7:30 pm and Saturday, June 18 from 9:30–10:45 am at the 5th Ward Chapel. Interment will be at the Hurricane City Cemetery 225 E. 600 N.
Venice Spendlove, 94 passed away peacefully at home in Hurricane, Utah on June 13, 2022. She was the 4th of ten children born to George Fenton and Lettie Tobler Whitney on March 25, 1928 in Overton, Nevada. She lived in St. Thomas, Nevada until... View Obituary & Service Information
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