Glenna Foianini

Jan. 14, 1935 – Sept. 6, 2023


LYMAN — With her family by her side, Glenna Foianini, 88, passed away peacefully at her home on Sept. 6, 2023.

She was born on Jan. 14, 1935, to Wilford and Zula Black. She was raised in Evanston, Wyoming. She had several jobs before and after school so she could buy cute clothes. She worked making spudnuts, washing dishes, working at the movie theater and the phone company.

She married Gino Foianini Nov. 1954. They had three children: Toni (Gerald) Thompson, Roy Utah; Teri (Gilbert) Torres, Rock Springs; Kelly (Janelle) Foianini, Lyman.

She worked side by side with Gino. She helped take and bring the cows from the desert, took lunch to the hay field to feed the crew, and her favorite was lambing season as she stayed at the barn day and night caring for 500+ newborn lambs.

She also worked at the school lunch room and Fort Bridger during the rendezvous dressing up in authentic clothing and telling histories of the fort. She was well known for her cooking and the new recipes she tried out on all the teenagers that came around.

She loved her flowers and working in her beautiful yard. She was a friend to all and the life of the party.

She is blessed with eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren who love her for the candy drawer, special gifts, flooding the yard and crazy nicknames.

Glenna is survived by her three children, her sisters: Barbara Stevens, North Ogden; and Mary (George) Funk, Washington. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and in-laws.

Services will be held at the Urie Stake center on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, 11 a.m. There will be a viewing the night before from 6-8 p.m., and the morning of the funeral from 9:30-10:45 a.m.