Marlene Kitchen was born in Kanab Utah on March 9th 1937 at the Kanab hospital. She was the daughter of Carlyle Kitchen and Ethel Robinson. She was raised in Kanab and attended Kanab Elementary and High School. Marlene and her twin sister Arlene were quite a handful for their mother. They were always finding some mischief to get into.
Marlene married Bud Kester and had two children Lorna and Mitch. The marriage did not last and she found the love of her life John Turner. Marlene had her second daughter Leslie.
Marlene and John shared a love of the outdoors and they were always gone fishing or camping. They travelled throughout the United States often going back to North Carolina to see family. Marlene’s heart and Home was always northern Arizona/Southern Utah. After John retired they moved back to Fredonia where Marlene enjoyed reuniting and living close to her family, especially her twin sister.
Marlene and Arlene were known as the “Snoop sisters” as they were often seen driving around town and to see what was going on or visiting people to get the latest stories. Marlene had a deep love for family and she enjoyed her 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. After her twin sister Arlene passed away she gained 4 kids and 8 grandchildren. She was known as “nanny” to all. Marlene loved her shelties, Susie, Molly and Sadie were she constant companions and she was rarely seen without them. Marlene loved family gathering, going to Pigeon for Eastering or upon the Mountain to camp she loved being around her family.
On Tuesday Jan 5th Marlene again heard her sister Arlene and her daughter Lorna calling YOHOO. She answered that call and they are now together & once again catching up on the latest stories.
Marlene was proceeded in death by her parents; Carlyle and Ethel Kitchen, her brother and sisters; Adrian Kitchen, Arlene Lathim and Elva Lee Jackson, her husband; John Turner, her daughter; Lorna Watson and two of her grandchildren; Cassandra Fairbourn and John Watson. She is survived by her son; Adrian Mitchell Kester, daughter; Leslie and Michael Syme, son-in-law; Dan Watson, grandchildren; Jason Watson and Jamie Prem, Wendy Chamberlin, Mindy and Nicole Christensen. Her great grandchildren; Courtney, Kylee Fairbourn, Wayland Latham, Wyatt Latham, Aria Prem and Aurora Fay Watson.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Fredonia 1st ward Chapel with a viewing from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Burial will be in the Fredonia Cemetery.