Franklin Dee Kennedy 88, passed away peacefully, next to the love of his life, April 22, 2022, in Randolph, Utah, from natural causes due to age.
Frank was born to Oscar and Rodella Jackson Kennedy October 4, 1933.
He spent his early on the family ranch up Otter Creek helping his Dad and Mother, his
older sister Shirley and younger brother James Richard (Jim)
Frank went to school in the old Randolph grade school, then went on to Graduate from the Rich
High School Building that burned down. He enjoyed sports and was very competitive, especially
in basketball. School came very easy for Frank, so he was able to spend more time with sports
than he did with school and books.
Following graduation, he went to work for the Aspen Tunnel Co. then on October 31, 1952, he
married his High School sweetheart Sydnee Ann Mower. They were married 69 ½ years.
after their marriage he went to work for Deseret Land and Livestock for 3 years. He then went
to work for the Stauffer underground mine and was honored to have a mine named after him,
The Franklin mine, and where he got a broken back, but in true Frank fashion after several
months he recovered and worked hard for 16 years until the mine closed. Frank then moved on
to work for the Kemmerer Coal open pit, mine until he retired.
After retiring from the mine Frank needed something to do so he started raising beef and took
pride in the fact that the meat packing company would always tell him he had the best beef they had ever seen.
Some of his hobbies that he loved was being a Jockey at the Cuter races they had in Randolph
and the surrounding areas. He also had a talent for and enjoyed yodeling.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Rodella Jackson Kennedy, His older sister Shirley Thoman, Brother In-Law Alfred Thoman, His younger brother James Richard (Jim) Kennedy.
He is survived by his Wife Sydnee Ann Kennedy, Randolph, Utah, son Gary (Jane) Kennedy, Heber City, Utah, His son Steven (Linda) Kennedy, Woodruff, Utah. His son Larry (Wendy) Kennedy, Randolph, Utah, His daughter Julie (Kent) Whatcott, Randolph, Utah. 15 Grandchildren and 36 1/2 Great Grandchildren.