Joseph Howard Kendell

Born: Thu., Jan. 23, 1936
Died: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 10, 2017
Location: Davis-Rose Mortuary

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM, Fri., Aug. 11, 2017
Location: Aberdeen LDS Chapel

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Fri., Aug. 11, 2017
Location: Aberdeen LDS Chapel

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Joseph Howard Kendell, 81, of Aberdeen, Idaho passed away August 3, in his home, after battling a lingering illness.
Howard was born on January 23, 1936 to Ezra and Myrl Petersen Kendell in Cornish, Utah. He graduated from North Cache High School in 1954. After graduating, he moved to Sterling, Idaho to farm with his uncle and cousins - later farming on his own. In November 1958 he married Eileen Holt. He continued to farm as they raised their family of six children in American Falls, Idaho. After a battle with cancer, Eileen died in 1998. He continued to farm and worked for AMS in American Falls until the age of 79. In February 2000 he married Glayda Corbridge of Aberdeen, Idaho, where they remained until his death.
Howard actively served in the LDS church, as well as in the community. He loved baseball and played softball until age 70. He really enjoyed watching high school sports and refereed church, high school, and college basketball for many years. In his later years he was able to hunt and fish more often and visit with lifelong friends. He loved to travel and visited many states and countries. Howard cherished his family, and was truly a friend to everyone he met. He was recognize by his friendly wave and was quick to make everyone smile and laugh. Howard will ever be known for his vast knowledge of farming, integrity, strong work ethic, honor, and great sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Holt Kendell, daughters, Dawn Kendell and Joy (Jansen) Davis; his parents Ezra and Myrl Kendell; his brother, Marvin and sister Karla Rawlings. Howard is survived by his wife Glayda Olsen Kendell of Aberdeen; Brothers - Ross (Nancy) Kendell of South Jordan, Utah; Vern (Priscilla) Kendell of Aurora, Colorado; sister Carolyn (Gary) Barber of West Jordan, Utah; Children - Kathy (Joe) Badger of Willard, Missouri; Jay (Jennifer) Kendell of Cedar Hills, Utah; Meredith (Doug) Dunlow of Nacogdoches, Texas; Amy (Ryan) Olsen, of Melba, Idaho; Konni Kendell of American Falls, Idaho. He has left a legacy of 30 grandchildren, 19 Great-grandchildren, along with Glayda’s 3 surviving children and their spouses and 13 surviving grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Davis-Rose Mortuary 170 Idaho Street, American Falls, Idaho, and from 11-11:45 A.M. Friday, August 11, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building in Aberdeen, Idaho (149 West Central Ave - Aberdeen).  The Funeral services will be at 12 Noon at the Church.  The burial will follow in the Falls View Cemetery in American Falls, Idaho.
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Jay and Mary Leyshon
   Posted Sun August 06, 2017
So sorry to hear of the loss of Howard. May God bless the family during this difficult time.

Clark and Fawn Olsen
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
Dear Glayda, Amy and Ryan Olsen and all the Kendell family. We send our sincere love and sympathy from all our family at this time of great loss and tearful "goodbyes". We wish we could be there with you but travel is limited due to Fawn's recent surgery. Please feel our "word" hugs and kisses and know we are praying for you and thinking of you and recalling such fond memories. We smile and often laugh at the humor and love and goodwill of your husband, father and grandfather. He truly loves his family, and God's green earth that he spent his life being a faithful steward of. May you feel comfort and solace from our Heavenly Father and may you carry on his great legacy of hard work, deep love, uplifting laughs and smiles, charity, and example of endurance that he left for all who knew and associated with him. Sincere Love the Clark Olsen family.

Dorene Thornton
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Dorene thornton.

Much love and many tender memories Miral and Dorene Thornton and family

Kayla Clayton
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
Dear Kendall family, I was saddened when I read in this morning's paper of Howard's passing. I am reminded of the many occasions before my husband Jack's death of running into Howard and Eileen and then Howard and Glayda, where Howard and Jack would reminisce about farming experiences. Somehow it always ended up in joking with each other and lots laughter. I will remember the ready smile Howard always shared. My thoughts are with all of you at this time and hope you will find comfort in good memories.
Kayla Clayton

Philip Rasmussen
   Posted Wed August 09, 2017


With deepest condolences... We will miss Howard's smile and good humor--but will treasure our memories of our cousin.

Helen B. Buxton
   Posted Wed August 09, 2017
Just a remembrance from a Cornish kid. I enjoyed visiting the Kendall family on Sunday afternoons and playing all kinds of games. Karla was my age but Ross and Howard joined in also. Going to school all together in the Cornish School was an adventure as well. It was a good place to grow up.Condolences to Howards wife and family. Carolyn and Vern came along a little later and I enjoyed them as well. Best wishes to all the family and may you be comforted by knowing you will see him again. Much Love Helen

Kirk Cunningham
   Posted Thu August 10, 2017
I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Kendell but I have known his son Jay for a dozen years. We have worked closely together at Tyler Technologies for the past five years. It's said that the apple never falls far from the tree and if that's the case, Mr. Kendell must have been quite a gentleman.

I am praying God's strength and blessings during this time of sorrow. May He be close to you in every way.


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