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Obituary for Katherine Barnes Cannon

Katherine Barnes Cannon, 84, of Shelley, passed away from natural causes on July 29, 2017 in her home in Shelley, Idaho.

Katherine was born February 21, 1933 to Herschel Barnes and Katherine Clarke Barnes. She joined an older brother Herschel and an older sister Marjorie whom she loved very much. The family lived on a small farm in Rupert, Idaho.

Katherine graduated from Rupert High School and attended BYU where she graduated in Home Economics. After teaching for several years, Katherine served a mission in the Southern States Mission. When she returned home, she met Alan M. Cannon Jr. They were married in the Idaho Falls Temple on April 12, 1963.

After their marriage, they moved to Shelley, Idaho where Alan ran a small dairy farm. Katherine’s dream of being a mother was soon fulfilled. Anne was born a year after they were married. The twins, Sara and Nancy, were born 11 short months later. Karen joined the family 16 months after the twins were born. Four girls in two years with more fun on the way. A son, Seth, was born in 1969 and Kathy (Katherine) born in 1971 made their family complete. Katherine loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a steady influence for good in their lives.

Katherine was a builder of people. She loved everyone for who they were and lifted them in a quiet, kind manner. She often wrote poems for her children and grandchildren and loved to read. Those who knew her well appreciated her sense of humor and her great cooking!

Katherine was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served faithfully as a visiting teacher. Although, she did not like to be in the spotlight she held leadership callings in Primary, Young Womens and Relief Society. Her service was a blessing to many.

During her later years, she suffered from many physical ailments. In spite of her suffering, she was loving and kind to all.

Katherine will be missed by her devoted husband of 54 years Alan M. Cannon Jr. of Shelley. Daughter Anne (David) Schiess of Firth, Idaho; daughter Sara (Terry) Vance of Shelley, Idaho; Nancy (Paul) Scoresby of Ucon, Idaho; Karen (Aaron) Huber of Denver, Colorado; Seth (Jennifer) Cannon of Shelley, Idaho and Katherine Cannon of Shelley, Idaho. Sister Marjorie (Ray) Carter of Pocatello, Idaho.

Katherine’s 27 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren will miss her candy bucket and her love. She was preceded in death by her brother Herschel (Marjorie) Barnes and her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 Thursday August 3, 2017 at the Woodville LDS Ward Building, 155 North 700 East Shelley. The family will visit with friends Wednesday August 2, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 at Nalder’s Funeral Home located at 110 West Oak Street in Shelley and Thursday at the Woodville Church from 10:00 to 10:45 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Nalder Funeral Home

110 West Oak
Shelley, ID 83274





10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Shelley 10th Ward

1555 North 700 East
Shelley, Idaho 83274





11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Shelley 10th Ward

1555 North 700 East
Shelley, Idaho 83274

Cemetery Details



793 E 1200 N
Shelley, Idaho 83274


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