Jacquelyn Barnett Steeneck

1936 ~ 2021


Nov. 18, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10885 South Pampas Drive, Sandy, Utah 84094
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    Nov. 19, 2021
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  • On Friday, November 12, 2021, Jacquelyn Barnett Steeneck, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away at the age of 85. She was surrounded by loved ones.

    Jacquelyn was born on April 16th 1936, to LeRoy Ellsworth Barnett and Jane LaVern Lunnen Cunliffe. She was the baby of nine children, the only one that was born in a hospital. As a child she grew up in Copperton, Utah, attending and graduating from Bingham High School. The summer of 1953 she and her parents moved to the Avenues in Salt Lake City. It was there she met her “Special Love of her Life” Ronald William Steeneck. The were married on August 19th, 1954 in her former home in Copperton, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on July 16th 1963. They were blessed with 6 children, 22 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

    Jacque fiercely loved her husband, family, friends and neighbors. She helped them in many ways, including prayers and tears. She loved to be of service and help to those around her. She taught by example the great value and joy of service to others. She loved her work with the Jordan School District working there with the Special Education children, many of whom she would love to have taken home with her.

    She enjoyed many camping trips, family reunions, school activities and special occasions with family. She always wanted the best for her family and would do what she could to make the times together fun and you always knew you were loved and supported. She loved to have the visits and joy of having grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her smile was always bright when they visited.

    Jacque loved to dance, sew, quilt, play the piano, musicales, helping children, genealogy and camping with her family. Her love of music and the piano began at an early age and continued throughout her life. She participated in choirs throughout her school years, and with family, friends and church. She also taught herself to play the organ and was the Ward Organist for over 40 years.

    Jacque had tremendous faith and love for her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions. She worked in the Primary Organization for more than twenty years, served in the MIA, Relief Society and the Stake Primary. She fulfilled a 1-year Music Mission for the LDS Sandy East Stake. She was a temple worker at the Jordan River Temple and then was an Organist there until going on an 18-month mission in Salt Lake City in the Ordinance Data Department. She also served as an Organist in the Draper Temple. She had the privilege of serving with her dear Husband as Host and Hostess in both the Jordan River Temple and Draper Temple open houses.

    Jacquelyn is survived by her children, Cindy (Jeff) Fortie, Sandy Steeneck, Ronda (Carl) Gundestrup, Russ (Wendy) Steeneck, Gloria (Allen) Day, Doug (Annette) Steeneck, 22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and her brothers-in-law Allan Steeneck and Blain Huntington. She was preceded in passing by her eternal companion and loving husband, Ronald William Steeneck, by her parents, LeRoy Ellsworth Barnett and Jane LaVern Lunnen Cunliffe, and her sisters Agnes, Rose, Royce, Betty, Ruth, Rae and their spouses, her bothers Jesse and Ed and sisters-in-law Annette, Madge and Joyce.

    The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to the staff and care givers at The Ashford Assisted Living and Inspiration Hospice for their incredible care and service to Jacque and the family. Many have been “adopted” into the family.

    Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am. on Friday, November 19th, 2021 at the Crescent Park 4th Ward, 10885 Pampas Drive in Sandy. A viewing will be held at the same location Thursday evening from 6-8pm, as well as one hour prior to the funeral services on Friday.

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    Dear Steeneck Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families. Your parents were a wonderful couple to have in our 4th Ward! Your Mother was a very loving, kind and thoughtful person always going out of her way to assist where needed! We are so grateful for all the years of fond memories with she and Ron. Susan Taylor

    - Susan Taylor