Dec 052012

Mary Ellen “May” Kitchen, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Hinckley, Utah. Services are pending, and will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6. Owens Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Interment will be in Snowflake.
She was born Feb. 25, 1926, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to John and Agnes Black, the youngest of five children.
May married Walter Kitchen of Newlyn, Cornwall, England, on Sept. 26, 1946, and they had four chil-dren: Eileen (deceased), Walter, Gladys “Glitchen” and David.
In 1963, May and Wally joined the LDS church in Belfast, and were later sealed in the London temple. They settled in Snowflake in 1968, where they endeared themselves to all with their cheery, “Hello, love!” Wally passed away in 1981. Their long-awaited reunion will be sweet.
May loved working in retail and visiting with everyone in town. She especially loved serving the Young Women and teaching her “Primary boys.” May served as a stake missionary in Belfast, two GSU missions in England and Scotland, wrote to many missionaries and made friends wherever she went.
She leaves a legacy of faith and love to her children Walter and Mary Kitchen of Dundalk, Ireland, Gladys “Glitchen” and Bill Shumway of Hinckley, and David and Pam Kitchen of Charlotte, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the LDS Missionary Fund.