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  • Glenna Graff Frehner (August 16, 1933 - December 12, 2013)
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    Glenna Graff Frehner
    Glenna Graff Frehner
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    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - Glenna Graff Frehner, 80, died gracefully and peacefully at her daughter's home in Honeyville, Utah on December 12, 2013. She was born on August 16, 1933, in Cedar City, Utah to Glenn and Wanda Russell Graff. She was the second of six children born to her parents and the only sister to five brothers.

    She met the love of her life, Dale Frehner, while attending Dixie college in 1951. Soon after, they married and were sealed in the St. George LDS Temple on November 19, 1952.

    Glenna spent her early years between New Harmony, Santa Clara and Grafton, Utah. She vividly remembers spending summertime sleeping at her Grandmother's home in Grafton and had countless happy childhood memories between Grandparents' homes, making paper dolls, playing games, learning to stitch and helping her Mother with daily life during the great depression. Glenna has been a proud descendent of strong pioneers and has always been an ardent supporter of the Grafton Heritage Partnership Project and in maintaining and helping to keep Grafton alive.

    Glenna and Dale spent time apart during the Korean War, as Dale was drafted and served overseas for eighteen months. After the war, schooling took the young couple to Logan, Utah, Southern California, and then to Las Vegas, Nevada to have a career and raise their four children. In 1976 Glenna and Dale moved home to St George, Utah and enjoyed grandkids, retirement, traveling, gardening, quilting, fishing, and the "Big Red House".

    Glenna was busy and found her greatest happiness among family and friends and deeply loved her time spent serving in many various positions in the LDS faith. Her most choice callings were spent serving with Dale doing Stake Histories and serving LDS missions to Bristol, England, and here in the St.George Tabernacle.

    Glenna had many talents. She was a supreme quilter, an accomplished organist and pianist, a beautiful singer, and an excellent cook. Her home was always in order and she took pride in having a comfortable place for friends and family to come back to. Those who knew her would come to the back kitchen door for the best visits. She was patient and giving, thoughtful and loving and exemplified Motherhood.

    Glenna had a keen intellect and a curiosity about all things. She was a voracious reader with an amazing memory for details. She had an enviable ability to quote poems, recall dates and remember events and things of importance even right to the end.

    Glenna is survived by her four children; Patrice (Mike) Miller, Tracy (Sherie) Frehner, Fran (Joel) Putnam and Jeremy (Adriane) Frehner; twenty cherished grandchildren; and by thirty-four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two of her five loving Brothers, Darell (Joyce) Graff, and Ken Graff. She is blessed to have many Brother and Sister in laws as well, each having been a choice blessing in her life.

    Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. George LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, 166 South Main Street, St. George, Utah. Visitations will be held Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd. and on Saturday, at the Chapel, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be held at the St. George City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221.
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