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Anita Hammond

December 26, 1942 — March 25, 2021

On March 25, 2021, Anita Edwards Hammond, 78, passed away in Spanish Fork, Utah. She was born in Salt Lake City on December 26, 1942, to Nolan Leroy Edwards and Wilma Margaret York.

In 1962, she married Joseph Valiant Shrewsbury, also from Salt Lake City, and later remarried Kenneth Wayne Hammond, from Rapid City, South Dakota, in 1976.

She is survived by seven of her children: Stephen (Lorri), David (Sharon), Logan, Benjamin (Valerie), Cassandra, Paul, and Melissa (John). She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren: Caitlyn & Nolan; Elizabeth & Logan; Amanda; Niki (Bennett); Ashley & Selena; Sarah, Adam & Christopher.

Anita was preceded in death by her Mother and Father, her husband Kenneth, her brother Bruce Edwards, her sister Maureen McCormick, and an infant son, Robbie.

She led a very adventurous life, living across the West in various places, such as Olympia, Washington, Las Vegas, northern Mexico, and Denver, before returning to Utah. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

She loved all sorts of crafting, having fun, caring for her cats, and loving her grandchildren. She had a wonderful zest for life and positive outlook. She will be missed by many family and friends.

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