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13001 South 3600 West, Riverton, UT

OBITUARY

Annelle Louise (Lemmon) Canham

October 10, 1947February 4, 2020

Annelle Louise Lemmon Bennett Canham, age 72, was surrounded by loved ones at her side as she left this world to fly off to her next adventure. She was born to John Leon and Dorothy Louise Lemmon on October 10, 1947. Annelle graduated Valedictorian at Cyprus High School in 1965 and was known for her hula dancing at class reunions. Mom could really shake a leg. She married David Bennett, they later divorced. Annelle married Guy Canham, they later divorced.

Annelle found joy in serving others which is how she spent most of her life giving and sacrificing her time for others. She had many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but didn’t need a calling to put others first. She was always doing that no matter what. She touched the lives of everyone she met and even some she didn’t.

She loved her job and was loved by her workmates as a centerpiece of collaboration and fun. In 30+ years, her team figured out she has contributed to the training of over 1000 air traffic controllers during her career for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Mom was brave and loved to go on thrilling adventures like sky diving, safaris, and traveling abroad. She lived life to its fullest and made every minute count. All of those adventures included family who she loved; especially her kids and grandkids.

Annelle loved to have fun and was quick witted, always joking. Grandma Nelly was the best cheerleader at ball games, dance recitals, and band concerts. She gave the best birthday and Christmas presents and rewards for good grades and good behavior. She lived for the holidays accruing a massive collection of decorations, throwing parties, giving gifts, and dressing up. Her house was a magical playground full of toys, snacks, and love.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a granddaughter, Sabrina Bennett. She is survived by her sons: Troy (Tammy) Bennett, Travis (Jessica) Bennett, and Bart Bennett (Kristi), 8 treasured grandchildren, and her brother, Ben (Sherry) Lemmon.

She was the embodiment of life. Her inclination for bravery, purity, and exemplary living made us often ask W.W.G.N.D (What would Grandma Nelly do?). She truly left a remarkable legacy and memories that will last forever.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 6 -8 pm at the Granger South Stake Center located at 4251 South 4800 West in West Valley City. Her services will be held Friday, February 7th at 11am at the Granger South Stake Center located at 4251 South 4800 West, West Valley City with a visitation one hour prior.

Ms. Annelle Louise Lemmon Bennett Canham will be placed to rest in Valley View Memorial Park.

  • FAMILY

  • John Leon Lemmon, Father (deceased)
  • Dorothy Louise Lemmon, Mother (deceased)
  • Troy Bennett (Tammy), Son
  • Travis Bennett (Jessica), Son
  • Bart Bennett (Kristi), Son
  • Ben Lemmon (Sherry), Brother
  • She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Troy Bennett
  • Travis Bennett
  • Bart Bennett
  • Joshua Bennett
  • Ben Lemmon
  • Bradley Bennett
  • Dallon Bennett
  • Knox Bennett
  • Jordyn Bennett, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Beau Bennett, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Piper Bennett, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nathan Bennett, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joey Scorsone, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Alex Scorsone, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Stella Scorsone, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • Funeral Services Friday, February 7, 2020

Memories

Annelle Louise (Lemmon) Canham

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Connie Rasmuson

February 8, 2020

I considered Annelle as one of best friends I ever had. She was always was there when I needed someone to talk to or just a shoulder to cry on. Our family is going to greatly miss her. Bart and Neil were great friends and she was Neil and Becky’s second mom. She always had a smile on her face. Never did she judge another person but was always there for her fellowman. She was dedicated to her family whether it was as a daughter, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt or just a friend. She always said if I was sick she would be gladly bring me a can of soup.

Our family was devastated when we heard of her passing. But Heaven will welcome her with open arms. I will miss her so much. I know she will be as busy in heaven as she was here on earth. She had an ever ending energy. Until we meet again Dear Friend. Love you.

Shelly Helm

February 7, 2020

Never once did I ever see Annelle that she did not have a smile on her face, and it was a beautiful genuine smile. Her warmth drew everyone and anyone into believing that they were one of her closest friends. With a wink and a giggle, you knew that she had just put one over on you and then you realized her sense of humor was just as contagious as her optimism. She never needed the spotlight and would always deflect to other’s accomplishments and contributions as more important. Yet, everyone whoever worked with Annelle acknowledged that she always accomplished more than her lion’s share of responsibilities at every event, party, or service project. Never to be fooled by her tiny petite frame, Annelle could be as strong and valiant as someone three times her size, and always conducted herself with grace and ease. I will miss you, my friend, always pointing out where I could find my car in the church parking lot, and the engaging conversation we had along the way. Heartfelt sympathy to your family, and especially to your grandkids who will have been so lucky to have had grandma Nelly in their lives.

Dustin Jones

February 7, 2020

Annelle and I worked at Salt Lake Center while I was trying to get a hired as a controller. Annelle was always so positive and supportive of my goals. She ran a tight ship, in the training department, and people often joked around, saying things like, "uh oh, Annelle won't be too happy with you, when she finds this out!" Or "I'm gonna tell Annelle on you!"

One funny thing I remember, I was sitting at an empty cubicle, by her and the other members of the training team, and we were just chatting and laughing, and I put my feet up on a desk... Her face went serious and she said, "we don't put our feet up here." I felt so embarrassed and ashamed. I wanted to disappear. Of all the people to disappoint! But soon after, all was forgotten.

I was very sad too hear that she passed. The world needs more like her.

Deanna Miller

February 7, 2020

I worked with Annelle and knew her many years she was part of the FAA family. She loved working at the FAA. We would talk about life and laugh together. My heart goes out to her family and people who knew her. Enjoy heaven Annelle love Deanna Miller

Melissa Prince

February 7, 2020

I worked with Annelle in Training since 1998. She was helpful from day 1, knowledgeable and cheerful. I always enjoyed our talks, especially her stories of her family and her adventures. Whenever we figured out how to do something particularly challenging, we would tell each other that we had a "genius moment" -- silly, but it was nice to celebrate each others' accomplishments. I will miss her so much.

Bryant Peters

February 7, 2020

I got to know Annelle especially well when I was the Training Manager at ZLC for a year. She was the heartbeat of the department and my right and left hand woman. Things simply did not function without her. Whether we had 5 trainees or 50, she knew every detail about each one and had everyday planned out for them down to the minute (and mine). We would meet at least twice a day to discuss business but the conversation always ended with talks of grandkids and clothes shopping and baseball tournaments and bribes for doing well in school or getting a hit. Once in awhile, she even let me think I was in charge.

Annelle loved her family, her job, doing hard things and being the den mother to all of us. She is and will be sorely missed.

She was a beautiful person.

Valerie Phillips

February 7, 2020

Annelle became a dear friend as she served me as my visiting teacher/ministering angel for the past 6+ years. It was rare for her to miss a month without touching base with me somehow. She knew some of my deepest concerns, health issues and always seemed to know when I needed her the most. She would always laughingly say, "I can bring you a can of soup,". Praying you are enjoying your new adventure, you will be greatly missed.

Rodney Sabino

February 7, 2020

I first met Annelle in 1999 on my first day at the FAA. She always made you feel special and the only one in the room. I miss you Annelle.

Rodney Merrill

February 7, 2020

I met Annelle when I arrived at Salt Lake Center in 1997. She was so kind and genuinely cared about you. She always had a bright smile and happy greeting for you. I was blessed to have known her.

Erich Pfoutz

February 6, 2020

I first got to meet Annelle in 1989 when I arrived at the Salt Lake Center. I could immediately tell that she was the person I needed to know. She had a warm inviting smile and a sharp wit about her. And she didn't put up with any of my shenanigans. I will miss her so much!

FROM THE FAMILY