Rondo Ivan Jennings
Rondo Ivan Jennings, aged 61, was released from his battle with COVID-19 on August 30, 2021.
Ron was born in Tempe, Arizona to Ivan and Loretta (Lee) Jennings. His childhood was spent living in several different states and the United Kingdom. He served as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in theTaiwan, Kaohsiung Mission and completed an associate’s degree in zoology from Ricks College and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Brigham Young University.
He married his sweetheart, Kristin (Alexander) Jennings, with whom he celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary this year. He is survived by Kristin along with their five children: Erin and son-in-law Ian Barnett; and Alexander, Afton, Ethan, and Delaney Jennings. He was delighted and proud to be the grandfather of four grandchildren: Brecken, London, Watson, and Elliott Barnett. He is also survived by his mother Loretta, and his siblings Arlene (Steven) Jennings Spittle, Linda (Chris) Hill, Lee (Eliza) Florian, Loretta (Roger) McGrath, and Ming-Hsia Rhonda (Wayne) Burton. He was preceded in death by his father Ivan, and they are surely happily reunited.
Ron worked in various positions for the City of Phoenix Water Services Department over the course of 28 years. He served in various callings at church throughout his life; the past 10 at least were spent teaching primary children which he enjoyed very much. Ron enjoyed outdoors activities like hunting, fishing, and camping. His other favorite past-times included antiquing, going to concerts and on trips with his family. He was a do-it-yourself man who often worked on cars and home projects.
He is dearly missed, but his faith and that of his family and friends, promises a bright and happy reunion one day.
A funeral will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, 425 S. Estrella Parkway Goodyear, AZ 85338, on Saturday, September 4th, at 10:00 am. There will be no viewing or graveside service as his body will be laid to rest by cremation.