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Lou Anna Denney Fifield

March 24, 1930 — October 2, 2023

North Logan, Utah

Lou Anna Denney Fifield passed quietly on October 2, 2023, in St. George, Utah, due to age related complications, she was 93. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Phoebe Christenson Denney, brothers Farrell and Wayne Denney, sister Elaine Denney Schmaljohn and infant daughter Maralee Fifield.
Lou Anna was born on March 24, 1930, to Claude and Phoebe Denney, the second of four children. She was raised on a farm in Downey, Bannock, Idaho. Lou Anna tended baby chicks, butchered roosters, gathered and washed eggs, herded sheep, milked cows, and plowed many acres of farmland to help her dad. When inside the house she loved that her mother taught her to sew, embroider and crochet. These became lifelong hobbies.
Her school years were spent in Downey where she rode the school bus to and from school. One year she was voted the best dressed girl in school. Her Aunt Doris Denney had passed away and grandma gave Lou Anna her clothes. Lou Anna won the title as Downey Rodeo Queen with her Uncle Merlan’s horse, Cloud. After high school graduation Lou Anna was employed at Mountain Bell telephone in Pocatello Idaho as a switchboard operator.
She met Glen's family while working in Pocatello. She was attracted to his mission picture. When he returned, she invited him and his family to Downey for dinner. Two months later they married in the Idaho Falls Temple on August 22, 1952.
Twelve days after the wedding Glen left for the U.S. Army to be trained as a Signal Corpsman. He was then transferred to Paris, France. Lou Anna joined him a few months later. This was a challenging time for her, flying from Salt Lake City to Paris, never having left Idaho before. She cried from Salt Lake to Denver! Paris was an extended honeymoon. Three-day passes allowed the newlyweds to see Europe.
In 1954 they returned to the United States. Glen continued his studies, Lou Anna set up housekeeping in Pocatello until Glen accepted a music teaching position in Price, Utah.
Another job opportunity presented itself in 1968 at Utah State University’s music department in Logan, Utah. This was where Glen and Lou Anna planted their roots and finished raising their family.
Lou Anna was a master homemaker. Her hands were always busy creating beautiful handwork, needlepoint, crocheting, she learned to make lace, called tatting. The kitchen was where she really shined. Her whole wheat bread baking skills were shared with all who wanted to learn and highlighted in the Herald Journal newspaper along with her gingerbread village. She was also the first recipient of “Cache Valleys Queen of the Cooks” contest. If she wasn’t mastering a skill, she would be learning a new one. She took a tailoring class, making herself a new coat.
She was a faithful, long-life member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served diligently as Primary president, Relief Society president, Stake Relief Society homemaking counselor as well as teacher and visiting teacher. Lou Anna always had a loaf of bread ready to take to someone in need.
As talented and giving as Lou Anna was, her priority was to her husband and children. She was a great support to Glen in his profession and many church assignments. She taught her children to cook, sew and to harvest food from the family’s large garden. Many school clothes were made by Lou Anna on her favorite Phaff sewing machine. Some of her children’s earliest memories are of sitting next to her while she read to them.   Later in life she cared for both her father and father-in-law for a total of 13 years - for 6 months during that time she cared for both of them together. 
Finally with the house to themselves, Glen and Lou Anna accepted an 18-month microfilming mission call to the England London South Mission. In 2003-2004 they served again in the Washington D.C. Temple, followed a few years later by a one-year mission at the Logan regional Family History Center. After their third mission they continued to volunteer at the Family History Center in Logan for another 15 years.
When the cold weather of Cache Valley started to take its toll, Glen and Lou Anna bought a condo in St. George, moving there permanently in 2018.
Lou Anna is survived by her husband Glen, her spouse of 71 years, her children Debra Ann Henrie (Cordell), James Glen, Ronda K Dennis (Mark), Wendy Sue Bagley (David), Kristy Lyn Peterson (Paul), Denney Quinn (Cari), 15 grandchildren and 22.5 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at the Allen Mortuary, 420 E 1800 N, North Logan, UT. Visitation for family and friends will be held that same day at
the mortuary from 9:30-10:30 A.M. prior to the funeral services. Burial will be at the Logan City Cemetery.  Services will be broadcast live at www.allenmortuaries.com
 
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