Kenneth Francis Webb unexpectedly died on December 10, 2019. He was born on August 30,1960 in Burbank, California to Francis Adelbert Webb and Irena Beth Richardson. When he was six he moved to Provo with his family, while his parents both worked for BYU.
Ken attended Provo High and graduated with the first graduating class from Timpview High School. In fact, Ken scored the first touchdown in Timpview history. He always joked that they should put up a statue of him in front of the school for that.
He loved sports. He played football, basketball, and baseball in high school. He also loved waterskiing, snow skiing, and tennis. After graduating, he went on to play football at Dixie State. He also attended BYU and Fresno State.
He then had the opportunity to serve as a missionary in Bangkok, Thailand. Because he was called as Assistant to the Mission President, he was able to train the new Mission President coming in, and got to travel to places in Thailand where no other missionary got to go. It was one of the best experiences of his life.
He went on to play football for Dixie State, then attended BYU, Fresno State and UVU, majoring in computer science.
Ken had four children, first three boys, and finally his little girl (his princess). They were the joy of his life.
After owning his own businesses, Ken moved on to computer programming at UVU. He first started at Word Perfect, then Novell, Microsoft, and finally Health Equity. He was a numbers guy, hard worker, and a people person. He loved his work and he loved the people he worked with.
Ken loved serving others, in and out of the church. If anyone needed a hand, Ken was always there to help. He had a big heart, not just for people, but also for animals. He almost always had an animal at his side.
Ken finally married the love of his life, Lora Valentine, and was sealed to her in the Saint George Temple.
Ken’s four great loves were his family, sports, music,
Ken’s two great loves were his family and sports. and traveling. He was a big fan of the Seattle Seahawks, along with BYU football and basketball. He also enjoyed traveling, especially to warm places with an ocean.
Ken was always making people smile, making people laugh, bringing joy and laughter into everyone’s lives, spreading fun and enjoyment everywhere he went. He will be greatly missed by many.
In addition to his wife, Lora, Ken is survived by his three sons and one daughter: Brock Francis, Cadin Kenneth, Kimmer James, and Bailee Suzanne Webb. He is also survived by his eight step-children: Bryce, Kelly, Mandy, Stephanie, Trent, Tracy, Troy, and Rebekah; three sisters: Peggy Haynes, Sheri (Gary) McMurtrey, and Marilyn Webb; and 14 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1750 North 165 East, Orem. A time of visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be in Orem city cemetery.
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Ken brightens every room he enters. He never skipped an opportunity to stop by and check-in. His humor, laugh, and genuine love draw everyone in. I will honor my friendship with him by continuing to spread his endless joy and good humor. I can only imagine the amount of joy he is now bringing to those who went before and have missed him until now.
I worked with Ken for that last 3 years. He was one of the ones that trained me. He made me feel welcome as a new hire. There wasn't a day that went by that I didn't see him smiling. I had the unique opportunity to be his "partner" for a couple of company sponsored activities. Even though we lost, several times, he made it fun and exciting! His laugh was contagious. You always knew when Ken walked into a meeting.
You will be missed, Brother. Go Hawks!