1922 Kenge 2016

Kenge Okada

June 14, 1922 — September 4, 2016

Kenge Okada, 94, of Thatcher Penrose, Utah passed away September 4, 2016.

Kenge was born June 14, 1922 in Tremonton, to Minoru and Momoyo.  He graduated from Bear River High School in 1941 and was remembered as a great football and track player. On Janary 26, 1952 he married Marye Kikuchi. Kenge, his three brothers and their families were hard working farmers and even when the farm was sold, he continued to work. He worked in his garden, fixing tractors and all types of other vehicles.  His second home was his shop (garage).  The neighbors would enjoy seeing him ride around on his 4 wheeler.

Survived by his wife Marye, and children Suzanne, Ginny, Danny (Judy), Teresa (Jim), grandchildren Derek, Aaron, step grandchildren, Brandon (Nikki), Tylor, and Vickie, his brother Beb (Ila), sister-in-law Joanne, and 8 step great grandchildren.  Preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Kenna, siblings Junior, Tetsu, Kuneo, and Miyuki.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Lydia Martin who cared for him on his sleepless nights, the University of Utah burn center, and the home health care agencies.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Honeyville Buddhist Temple (3945 W. 6900 N. Honeyville, UT). Viewings will be held on Sunday evening, September 11, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E., Tremonton, UT) and prior to the service at the Honeyville Buddhist Temple from 9-10:30 a.m.

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