Rena Joan Ferguson Legg, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours on September 26, 2021, at her home in South Salt Lake City, where she has resided for the past 62 years. Born on February 14, 1941, in Murray Utah to Alvin “Bud” & Eleanor Ferguson, the 2nd of five children. She attended Granite High School where she met & later married her High School sweetheart Wilford D. Legg, on Valentine’s Day 1959, they shared 38 wonderful years together, prior to his passing in 1997.
Wilford & Rena leave an amazing legacy of 3 children, 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Rena was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandma, and friend to many. She will be missed by all. She was a homemaker and had many talents. She made homemade gifts for family and friends. From crocheting to ceramics- there isn’t a person that Rena loved that doesn’t have one of these heartfelt gifts either on a shelf in their homes, in Christmas decorations, or baby blankets w/matching booties, and her amazing ability and talent of upholstering. She was a lady of many talents and shared these with the people she loved. She won Blue Ribbons and 1st place in state for her ceramics in the Duchesne County Fair. She enjoyed gardening and took pride in her beautiful flowers in her yard. She was an avid bowler & still actively on a bowling league. She also enjoyed water aerobics, puzzles, fishing, hunting, canning, boating in her Sea Swirl boat, horseshoes, camping in the High Uintah’s and at her family property in Fruitland, Utah. She was known to get down on the dance floor doing the 2-step with her beloved husband Wilf. They enjoyed country line dancing and taking dance lessons together. They shared a passion for cars and motorcycles and could often be seen cruising around the city on their motorcycle, 67’ Chevelle SS 396, 74’ Monte Carlo- which you couldn’t miss because it was bright yellow, and most recently Rena cruising around in her 2012 Camaro and during the annual family dear hunt each year in the Tabiona Mountains roaming the hills through Hells Canyon, Log Hollow, Burnt Ridge, and Bald Mountain in their 47’ Jeep Willys & 77’ Toyota Landcruiser.
Rena lived life to the fullest and made sure in her glorious 80 trips around the sun that she enjoyed her journey and made lifelong memories with her family. She always managed to find a bright side to the many challenges that came her way, and her glass was always full- one half with funny jokes and the other half a shot of whiskey.
Survived by and loved dearly by her children: Rod (Christy) Legg, Mark Legg, Sandra (Keith) Herbert. Sisters: Lynda Gay Ferguson and Jackie (Frank) Ulibarri. Grandchildren: Ross Legg, Travis Legg, Ashlee Legg, Trevor Legg, Cody Legg, Rodney “Bam” Legg, Tyson Herbert, Tyler Herbert. Great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchild, and a large loving family & friends.
Proceeded in death by her parents, husband Wilford D. Legg, sister Connie Williams, brother Michael Ferguson, grandson Carl Ray Legg.
Our hearts are broken with the loss of our beautiful & amazing matriarch of our Family, but our souls are comforted knowing of the joyous reunion in heaven when she was reunited with her loving husband, our dad, and together again they walked hand in hand to join her parents, siblings, grandson, and others who have passed before her. Rest in paradise- we will miss your beautiful smile and funny jokes. Until we meet again- Keep the campfire burning.
Funeral services will be conducted at Redwood Memorial Cemetery at 6500 S. Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT, on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 10:00 am in the chapel, with a visitation 1 hour prior to service at 9:00 am, with interment to follow at 11:00 am. Family and friends are also invited Monday, October 4, 2021, for a visitation from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.
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Life Story Info
Rena & Wilf ~ Mark & Jeri Wedding
Jan 10, 2006
Rena at my house having a good ole' time.
Aug 15, 2021
Getting ceramics with her best friend
Sandra and i went to school together .Rena was like a mom to me . I am so sorry for your loss .
Mom You are missed so much, You are in no more pain and you are now with the love of your life Wilf! May we see you in the sunsets and the beautiful flowers. God bless all who are left to miss you!
Sorry for your loss our hearts and prayers are with you❤️
I’m so sorry to hear that Rena has passed away. She was the “glue” that held us all together in our bowing league at Bonwood Bowl. She will surely be missed by all of us and our sincere condolences to her amazing family.
Dear Mark, Rod & Sandra;
With Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your Mother. She is an awesome lady, and a true inspiration to everyone who knew her. I remember going over to your moms house numerous times, the door was always open and the coffee & Conversation always available!!
Rest In Peace Rena, and may the Lord keep your family in his loving arms❤️
I Love my Grandma!! To the Moon and back. I'm so glad I got to see her the day before and give her hugs and kisses. She will be dearly missed by many. Lay at rest with the angles and our heavenly father and finally be with your husband. And it's time to stay our farewells for now. One day we will see each other again and forever you'll be in my heart.
I love you grandma 😭
So sorry to hear about Rena! Our family goes way back many years. I'm the same age as Connie and I remember when the Ferguson family would all go to Jordanelle fishing. We had a lot of fun us cousins and Grandpa and Grandma were there. I've enjoyed facebook talking to Rena sharing her beautiful puzzles she put together. I sure will miss her. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Luvs and Hugs!
I truly am so sorry for your loss for the years that I knew her she was an outstanding woman I'm honored to say that I knew her