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Draper Mortuary

811 North Mountain Ave, Ontario, CA

OBITUARY

Stanley Roger Kendall

June 15, 1952June 15, 2020
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On Monday, June 15, 2020, Stanley Roger Kendall, loving husband and father, passed away at age 68. Stan was born on June 15, 1952 in Reno, Nevada and raised by Robert and Louise Kendall. When of age, he served in the Navy for 2 years as a radarman. He attended Cal Poly Pomona, received his degree in Aerospace Engineering, and began working for General Dynamics. On June 9, 1977, Stan married the love of his life, Carol Ann Kendall. Together they raised 4 children: Michelle, David, Traci, and Valerie. Stan worked as a database administrator and software developer specializing in healthcare systems as of late.

Stan was a devoted follower of Christ and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He faithfully dedicated his heart and time to his family and friends. Cooking and collecting recipes were Stan’s passion and he had a knowledge of foods and hot sauces like no other. He also enjoyed watching movies, working on cars, and solving problems in the utmost “engineering” way.

Stanley was diagnosed with AML in 2016 and battled with related complications for nearly 4 years. He passed away as a result of multiple infections. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Traci McKnight, and his mother Louise Kendall. He is survived by his wife, Carol Kendall, and his three children Michelle Kendall, David Kendall, Valerie Collier, and 12 grandchildren.

A closed service will be held on June 30, 2020 at Draper’s Mortuary in Ontario, CA at 11:30 a.m. The service will be streamed via Facebook. This streamed session can be viewed from the Draper’s Mortuary website.

Flowers or donations can be sent to 9589 Edelweiss St. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Services

  • Visitation (Livestream Via Facebook)

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service (Live Stream Via Facebook)

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Graveside Service (Livestream Via Facebook)

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Charles Rich

July 3, 2020

I remember first meeting Stan many years ago when I don't think he was happy to see me show up at his home. It was a brief outside meeting. A number of years later, as the designated home teacher for his family, I would visit but Stan usually was not available when I did. However, things changed, and he started coming back to church, perhaps a little hesitant at first, but he kept coming. He was always kind, but in the process of Stan coming back to church, I got to know how generous and willing to help others he was. He became very committed and dedicated to following Christ, serving and helping others wherever he could. It was a blessing to be able to visit with him shortly before he passed away, since we hadn't been in contact much since they moved from Rancho Cucamonga. We had a great visit and again felt his joy of life. He will be missed, but I'm sure he will be a great minister in preparing for his family to join him when the time is right.

Barbara Rich

June 30, 2020

I remember when Stan first came to church in the Redhill ward. He was asked to be a judge in the chili contest at our annual Halloween Party, and I think that given his interest in cooking, and the fact that Traci had become active in church, he could hardly resist. He enjoyed himself and made some friends, and from there on a series of events helped him gain his own testimony and love of he gospel. I'm sure the love he had for his family and desire to be with them forever was very motivating too. I was so happy when he and Carol could be sealed in the temple. I have loved this whole family for a long time!

Rick Bruer

June 29, 2020

I have great memories serving in the Bishopric in the Redhill Ward with Stan. He was a great man to serve with and loved the Lord. We would get into these topics with Stan, myself and Dan that we’re so deep and most of the time, way above my brain capacity.😂 But I learned so much. I always said that our meetings were better than watching my best TV show. He was a man that would do so much for so many people. May the Lord bless you Carol and your beautiful family with Love, comfort, peace and understanding is my prayer. 🙏 ❤️😎❤️

Charles Watson

June 29, 2020

Stan Kendall was one of the most kind and caring souls that I know. I will always remember the day as a newly called bishop in Kern Valley, when I placed my hands on his head and gave him a blessing. At that time, the Lord touched my heart and I felt like Heavenly Father let me glimpse in some small way about His enormous love and plan for Stan, which feeling filled my soul and overwhelmed me.

Having spent countless hours in various leadership meetings at church together, I was touched by his wise and gentle heart. He was thoughtful in his words, always speaking kindly of others. His cheery outlook and sense of humor brought a smile to all that he met. His example of faith and endurance to the end is an inspiration to me. He truly was Christ-like. I consider myself blessed to have had him as my friend.

Walt English

June 25, 2020

I am deeply sadden to receive the notice of Stan’s passing. This was one of the kindest, loving giants that walked the face of the earth. He was always willing to drop what ever he was doing to help anyone who needed his help. I remember the night he sat all night with Claudia in the San Antonio ER. This man was truly a great example of Christ . Yes we here are crying and hurting for our loss but in Heaven there was a huge shout of Joy and celebration for Stan’s return to his Heavenly Father and to his Lord and savior, our elder brother Jesus Christ! I love you Stan.

Mitzi Hyer

June 25, 2020

Stan was always willing to talk about the 2 most important topics in the world, politics and religion. My best memory is when Stan served in the bishopric. While sitting on the stand during sacrament service he always had a smile on his face. Other people on the stand rarely smiled but he was always a light to the congregation. Thank you Stan and Carol for your indelible imprint on my life. xoxo 😘

Tanisha Coleman

June 24, 2020

I didn’t know Mr. Kendall personally, but I know the heart of the child he raised Michelle. Through her I know he was a good man and a beacon of light in so many lives. I know he will be sorely missed. R.I.H. Mr. Kendall!

Sincerely,
Tanisha Coleman

Jennifer Alfred

June 22, 2020

Brother Kendall, Stan, had a contagious smile, one that I will never forget. I remember receiving a blessing from him during a difficult time in my life. The blessing brought peace to my troubled heart instantly. He also made a promise in the blessing that I didn’t believe would
ever come to fruition. I was wrong! About three years later, the things he promised actually happened. I am forever grateful that Stan was willing to magnify his Priesthood authority to bless my life. I am certain there is a beautiful reunion occurring on the other side. May Stan’s family find peace in the glorious knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ed and Lynn Bernstein

June 21, 2020

Stan will always be remembered as a man and a great courage.
Always appreciated his smiles and hard work and love of fellow saints.
We’ll always remember and love Stanley!💜💜💜

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