With profound sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Edith Webb Menna on August 19, 2020. Born on September 16, 1940 in Murray, Utah to parents Wilford and Eva Webb, Edith was the fifth of six children. After a fortuitous meeting and falling in love at first sight, Edith married her beloved companion of 59 years, Tony Menna, on May 5, 1959 and their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City Temple on May 9, 1967.

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Edith was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, treasuring time spent with her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren above all else. She loved to go camping, play games, and have long conversations with those she loved most.

Passionate about her heritage and adeptly skilled in leadership, Edith served as Museum Director of the Pioneer Memorial Museum and on the International Daughters of Utah Pioneers Board for 23 years. She also served on the Governor's Board of Museums for 8 years. In 1995, Edith received the prestigious “Pioneer of Progress” award from LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley for her indelible contributions to helping carry on pioneer traditions. Major projects she was responsible for included the restoration of the 1902 Steam Fire Engine Roosevelt as well as directing a project to collect and publish a large volume of pioneer stories.

As a cosmetology school graduate, Edith was always immaculately dressed with expertly coifed hair and beautiful nails. Her hobbies included family history, sewing, art, painting ceramics and baking desserts that were unparalleled in their delectability. She loved to draw and created coloring books that continue to be sold at the Pioneer Memorial Museum.

We will forever be grateful for our matriarch and the ineffaceable ways in which she touched all of our lives.

"For all of us you gave your best

And now the time has come for you to rest.

So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,

Your love in our hearts we’ll eternally keep.”

Preceded in death by husband, Tony Menna, and son Keith, Edith is survived by children Sharlene Hunt, Robert (Janae) Menna, Marie (Davison) Cheney, Margaret (Cory) Hills, Ruth (Jeff) Petersen, and Linda (Gary) Christensen, as well as her many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Memorial Lake Hills Cemetery – 10055 S State Street, Sandy, Utah.

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Services

Graveside Service

Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Memorial Lake Hills Cemetery
10055 South State Street
Sandy, UT 84070

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Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary & Cemetery
10055 South State Street
Sandy, UT

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Post Date

Aug 24, 2020

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Guestbook

Dear Menna Family, We are so grateful for the friendship of your mother and father and the whole family over the years since we moved into the neighborhood so, so many years ago! Their testimonies, wisdom, examples of hard work, love of the gospel, honoring our ancestors and the pioneers and people who led the way in building our state and church, the support they gave to friends and neighbors and the fun with the family as it grew up are some of the fond memories that will always be held in our hearts. May you each hold close your own favorite experiences with your parents and grandparents as strength and comfort and their love for you be your guide light. Love, the McCarters

Kim and Judy McCarter , Sandy, UT, US Aug 27, 2020

Margaret:

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Edith and Tony were always good to me, and I am so sorry. My deepest condolences to you and your sisters and brother and children, Again I am very sorry for your loss.

Shayne Oleen , West Valley, UT, US Aug 25, 2020

We are sorry for your loss. We feel blessed and loved being neighbors to your Mom and Dad they are amazing people and will be missed.

Love,

Mike and Karrie Gomez

Karrie Gomez Aug 25, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss and wish we could be there to help celebrate her life. Would like to visit with all the kids we have known for these many years. Love to you all...... Dennis & Barbara and sons.

Barbara P. Holtby Aug 25, 2020

I love her as a second to none Mom her water fight skills were not master by many. I enjoyed her bread and pudding hot chocolate and spoon... chili to die for. I am grateful for her love and kindness she showed to me and my brothers. She is a blessing in my life. Thanks for sharing her Robert and Menna Family!!!!

Greg and Mary Ann Minnick , Show Low, AZ, US Aug 24, 2020

Timeline


  • 1970
  • 1970

    I remember the many years of friendship.The years served in the "Young Women's" and the Relief Society. The morning I got the phone call that my brother had been killed in an industrial accident, I went to Edith to cry. Loved this great lady.

  • 2010
  • 2012