Jennifer Anne Hathaway (Penelope Wren)
May 18, 1961 ~ September 2, 2018
Jennifer Anne Hathaway, of Pleasant View and Ogden, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 after suffering from a stroke.
Born on May 18, 1961 in Bitterne, Southampton, England, Jen was the oldest child of Lesley Jeanette Vardy and Michael Richard Ings. She spent her childhood in Fareham, Cornwall, and Singapore.
Bright and motivated, she excelled in school and graduated in 1982 from Wentworth College, York University with a Bachelors degree in Sociology. A convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in her youth, Jen served in the London South Mission, a time she treasured dearly and reflected upon often.
On May 25, 1985 she married Glenn Hallan in the Southampton LDS Church and they had two children Elizabeth and David. She relocated to the United States in 1999. In addition to her work as a mother Jen worked as a billing analyst. She married Lyden Harold Hathaway on August 4, 2006 in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple.
A beloved and devoted wife, daughter, mother, step-mother, and grandmother, Jen loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed reading, genealogy, journaling, crochet, knitting, and serving in the church, especially her work with the children in the primary.
Jennifer is survived by her husband, Lyden; parents, Lesley and Michael; children, Elizabeth (Peter) Bracken and David Hallan; grandchildren, Quinn, James, Emma, Genevieve, Juliette, and William; and her sister, Susan (Jeremy) Gray. She was preceded in death by her step-son, Lohr Hathaway.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Harrisville 5th Ward Chapel, 2360 North 600 West. Friends may visit with family on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 N. Washington Blvd. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden.
There's still time to send flowers to the Visitation at the Lindquist's North Ogden Mortuary from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on September 7, 2018.
September 8, 2018
Harrisville 5th Ward
2360 N 600 W.
Harrisville, Utah 84404
It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce the death of Penelope Wren, guest blogger for 'Roaming Brit' and author of blog 'Once Upon A Wren.' This morning I received a message from her lovely Mother who told me Penelope died on Sunday after suffering from a catastrophic stroke two weeks ago. As I write these words today, I remain in shock, after the death of such a wonderful, inspiring and gracious lady. I was proud to call Penelope a friend and was delighted she played a part in my life at a difficult crossroads, living in Spain and now the UK. Everyone who knew her are overwhelmed by the loss of such a heavenly soul, the World is a poorer place without her.
Penelope and I crossed paths through our writing; we both attended the same school and had stories to tell, about our lives growing up in the small market town of Fareham, in Hampshire. Penny's life mirrored mine in many ways, we had a lot of interests in common and I was always glad to hear from her. When I was feeling low, I always knew Penny was there for a kindly word or two and I will miss our messages tremendously.
Once the news has settled in, I will of course like to write about our friendship in greater detail, with the permission of her family. For now I would like to express my gratitude for having known this amazing person, it was indeed a privilege and would like to offer her family my deepest sympathies at this difficult time. The memories she shared with me and the readers of 'Roaming Brit,' will forever live on in the hearts of many, an epitaph to her gentle, dignified nature and the manner in which she conducted her life; she will be missed by all who knew her!
R.I.P. my dear friend!