July 3, 1926 - November 26, 2010
Wanda Miller Empey Cannon passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on November 26, 2010. Born July 3, 1926, in Mammoth, Utah, to Frederick LeRoy Miller and Edna Maria Brown. She graduated from South High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. Married Clair B. Empey in 1946, and had seven children. In 1993, she married Emerson Cannon; they joined two families, sharing 15 children, 68 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren. Wanda earned an RN degree from Weber State College while raising her family. She was recognized for her distinguished service in her nursing career. It has been said by all that knew her that she served others with a genuine Christ like love and compassion. She used her many talents and gifts to lift and strengthen all those around her. She found joy in serving three full time LDS missions with Emerson; in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Nauvoo, Ill., and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Her family and friends have truly been blessed by her enduring love, her caring example,and her testimony. She spoiled her family with her chocolate eclairs, candy, and Christmas tea rings. Wanda had a great appreciation for the spirit and power of music, especially musicals including her favorite, “The Sound of Music”.Her favorite Christmas movie was “Its A Wonderful Life”. Thank you to our wife, mother, grandmother, and friend for a most Wonderful Life, lived in love and service to each of us. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, sister Edna, and Kevin Thygerson(grandson). She is survived by her husband Emerson Cannon, sister Evalyn Sandberg, and children Melanie Thygerson, Karen(Craig) Chambers, David(Lisa) Empey, Drew(Karen) Empey, Roger(Vickie)Empey, Chad(Nannette) Empey, Carl(Lisa) Empey, Tristan(Stephanie) Cannon, Nelson(Shirin) Cannon, Laura(Cordell) McCarrey,Rebecca(Richard)Bruggeman, Clinton(Diane)Cannon, Corinne(James)Jackson, Cynthia(Dan)Williams, Renee Cannon. A viewing will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at the Millcreek Stake Center, 4220 South Jeannine Drive(420 East), SLC, UT. Interment will be in the Manti City Cemetery 12 noon, Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Wanda Miller Empey Cannon passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on November 26, 2010. Born July 3, 1926, in Mammoth, Utah, to Frederick LeRoy Miller and Edna Maria Brown. She graduated from South High School in Salt Lake City,... View Obituary & Service Information
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