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Brenda Mae Metcalf

October 16, 1942 — June 3, 2024

 

Brenda Mae Metcalf, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 3, 2024, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was taken care of during her last earthly years by her loving and devoted husband. She had a wonderful reunion in heaven with her parents, two sisters, and oldest son, Brent. 

 

She was born on October 16, 1942, in Salt Lake City, UT, to William and Marjorie Firman Crotch, and graduated from West High School, where she was a member of the Pep Club. She met her husband, Jack Leland Metcalf, on a blind date and they were inseparable from that time on. They were married on June 9, 1961, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, by Elder Hugh B. Brown. 

 

Despite being told she would likely be unable to bear children, miraculously, she and Jack were blessed with twin daughters two years after marriage, and then four sons and another daughter, much to their surprise and happiness.  

 

She was a loving, dedicated wife to her husband, and a devoted mother to her children. She worked endlessly making their home a peaceful dwelling where her children could grow and flourish. She sacrificed countless hours working with two of her children who were born profoundly deaf, helping them manage their hearing disability. She truly had an angelic disposition which rubbed off on each member of the family. She was loved for her humility and kindness to all who knew her throughout her life.

 

She had a firm testimony of her Savior Jesus Christ her entire life and served faithfully in many callings including Ward and Stake Relief Society President. She and Jack also served together as Church volunteers at the Utah State Prison for several years, and later served as Inner-City Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Her testimony shone brightly by the way she lived her life.

 

She is survived by her husband, their children, Julie (Ron) Watkins, Jackie (Phil) Hailes, Brian, Mark (Paula), Jeff (Monica), Deanne (Rick) Ericksen; sister, Nancy (Ray) Manning; 24 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Brent; and sisters, Marion Cook and Christine Brown.  

 

The family would like to thank the many health workers from Intermountain Hospice Care who provided loving and compassionate care for Brenda during her last few months. 

 

A viewing will be held on Friday, June 7, 2024, from 6:00–8:00pm, at the LDS Church located at 4551 S 1200 E, Salt Lake City, UT, and also on Saturday, June 8, from 9:30-10:45am at the same location. Funeral services will follow at 11:00am. She will be buried at Elysian Burial Gardens, which is located across the street from the church.   

 

 

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Friday, June 7, 2024

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4551 S 1200 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84117

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

9:30 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (4551 S)

4551 S 1200 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84117

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 8, 2024

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4551 S 1200 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84117

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

12:15 - 12:30 pm (Mountain time)

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