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Smith Funeral Home
Thursday January 19th, 2023
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Friday January 20th, 2023
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Friday January 20th, 2023

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El Macero Country Club
Friday January 20th, 2023

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Peter Glen Kenner

Peter Glen Kenner was born on June 5, 1934 in Logan, Utah to Lee and Kirma Kenner. He passed away from cardiovascular disease in his home on January 14, 2023.

Pete grew up in Utah, Arizona, and California and was still in close contact with many childhood friends. He graduated from high school in Berkeley, California where he met his future wife, Louise. He graduated from dental school at Tufts University in Boston and immediately joined the Navy where he was present for the Cuban Missile Crisis.

After his military service, he and his family moved to Davis, California where he practiced dentistry and lived for the last 60 years. He enjoyed diving and opened a Davis scuba diving store for a time. He actively served his community by supporting Davis High sports and music programs, community organizations, and the Yolo County Grand Jury.

Pete and Louise’s home was open to friends, acquaintances and strangers. They had an open door policy to many foreign exchange students and people in crisis. They welcomed guests from Japan to Uruguay to Germany to China and other places both local and around the world, leaving a legacy of hearts around the world that are forever connected to the Kenner family.

Pete loved God and was a dedicated servant in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Before his marriage he served a mission to the New England States Mission and lived a life of service in the church where he touched many in callings including Priest’s Quorum Advisor and Stake President.

Pete enjoyed photography, waterskiing, snow skiing, driving, flying his plane, scuba diving, singing, classical music and helping others. In recent years he took up cartooning, his quirky commentaries coming by mail will be greatly missed.

Pete was preceded in death by his wife, Louise and son, Steve. He is survived by his children Paul (Stephanie), Peto, Shauna (David), Marc (Amber), and his sisters Mary Steiner and Kay Hamblin. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 19 from 4-7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 116 D Street, Davis, California and Friday, January 20, 2023 from 10:00 to 10:45 with the funeral service begining at 11:00 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 615 Elmwood, Davis, California.  Interment will immediately follow the funeral at the Davis Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will start at 2:30 p.m. at the El Macero Country Club. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Empower Yolo. 

For those who cannot attend in person, the funeral will be broadcast on Zoom:


Meeting ID: 918 4910 5327
Passcode: 95616 

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A remarkable life and legacy. Our sincere condolences! Love and light to all.

Jeff and Erica Barclift Jan 21 2023 3:14 PM

Pete provided stability and continuity both at Church and in the community
A go to person
I’m missing him

Lynn Christensen Jan 20 2023 4:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Peter Kenner

Sarah Cheney Worley Jan 20 2023 2:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Peter Kenner

Tania & Kata Mitchell Jan 20 2023 1:11 PM

In the very early years of the "new" Davis Ward building
Brother Kenner would allow young people just to call him Pete. I remember, as a new teenager, helping clean around his new dental office building before he opened his practice. Pete also had very good skill at playing basketball with us in the Cultural Hall. His passing reminds me again of listening to Sister Louise Kenner sing at church. Pete served my Mother for years after the passing of my Father. Pete Kenner was a cornerstone in the Davis LDS Ward. He touched many lives. I will never forget Pete. Never. May the Kenner Family continue to be blessed. He left huge footprints in many lives.

Bob Eastin Jan 20 2023 12:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Peter Kenner

Steve Ewing Jan 19 2023 9:05 PM

Brother Kenner was one of the first members our family met in the Davis Ward when we started attending church in 1982. He was always friendly and was very helpful to our family while we were learning the gospel. He will be missed. Rest in peace to our friend and brother in the gospel.

Dennis and Patti Manzer Jan 18 2023 8:50 PM

Mr Kenner always had a great big smile waiting to greet you at the doorway to the chapel. His light illuminated his face with the light of christ in his countenance. He will be missed.

Catherine Herrmann Jan 18 2023 7:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Peter Kenner

Catherine Herrmann Jan 18 2023 7:05 PM