Senea K. Brinkerhoff
Our sweet, beloved Senea passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on May 21, 2011 after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was a cherished daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin who has returned to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father. Senea was born in San Diego, Calif., April 10, 1970 Elva Jean and Duane Ben Dietrick. Then later moved to Salt Lake City. She spent two years with her Grandma and Grandpa Dietrick, a time which she has always cherished dearly. Her father Duane then remarried and Senea moved to Sandy, Utah where her parents Duane Ben and Diana Lynn Dietrick loved her very much.
Senea married Glenn Woodruff later divorced and re-married Bruce Brinkerhoff of Grantsville until she passed away.
Senea is survived by her beloved husband Bruce Brinkerhoff, daughters Samantha Jean Woodruff and Rebecca Leann Brinkerhoff, parents Duane and Diana Dietrick, Grandma E. Bernice Dietrick, Grandma Larue Taylor, brothers and sisters, Jody Reyes (Albert), Lori Dietrick, Michelle Smith, Cameron Smith, Twana Gulseth (Paul), Tina Smith, Regina Dietrick, Cory Johnson (Kelly), Melinda Baumann (Doug), Jason Dietrick (Tracie), granddaughter Jaidelynn Rose Brinkerhoff, many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by her mother Elva Jean Logue, grandfather Benjamin M. Dietrick, grandfather Lloyd, sister Amy Norr, cousins Todd and Karen Hill.
Her greatest desire was to be a wife and mother. She loved her husband and two daughters with all her heart. There was not a day that went by that she did not do her best to show them that love. Even when she was sick she still cared about her family around her and asked to make sure they were OK. She loved to sing and she had a voice of an angel. Many were touched by the beauty of her voice. She loved her garden. Many days she would be out planting and taking care of her flowers. Her favorite flowers were her rose bushes. She learned her love of gardening from her Grandma Dietrick.
Senea loved to bake. She worked at a Soelberg’s bakery and made wonderful pies, cakes and doughnuts. She loved to bring her baked goods to family parties enjoyed by all.
Many good times were spent camping and fishing with her family. Senea loved to be with her family. Many childhood years were spent going to Disneyland and Utah Lake where she loved to go boating and water skiing.
Senea spent time with her Aunt Lynn and Uncle Rex in Wyoming where she became close to her cousin Todd. She loved them very much.
Senea was always the life of family parties. She had a strong voice and was never afraid to say what was on her mind. Senea was never afraid to protect her family and the ones she loved.
She will be missed by all who loved her. She will always be in our hearts.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 27 at the Grantsville Clark 2nd Ward, 81 North Church Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the family. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial 435-277-0050.
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