Obituary for Brenda Steele Udall

Brenda Steele Udall, 68, died of pancreatic cancer June 21, 2019, at her home in Mesa. She was born in McNary, Arizona, to Ernest and Nina Gardner Steele. Brenda has been married to her sweetheart, David R. Udall, for the past 52 years, and looks forward to being together with him for all eternity. They were blessed with five children, 26, grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Brenda was active in the community. She served as a scout leader, Birthright president, and elementary school teacher. as a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she fulfilled many callings and served a humanitarian mission with her husband on the Navajo and Hopi reservations.

Before she passed, she wanted everyone to know, “My greatest joy in life has been my family.”

Brenda Steele Udall

She is survived by her husband, David; daughters, Sandra Udall and Karen (Jared) Wilhelm; sons, David (Kristie), Kenneth (Valerie), and Douglas (Wendi); brothers, Arthur Steele (Jyme Sue), and Guy Steele (Anne); and her sisters, Linda Steele and Marjory (Darren) Skousen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Nina Steele; and her granddaughter, Stephanie Udall.

Services will be held June 29, at 10 a.m., with a viewing from 9 – 9:45 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Adobe Villa Chapel, 5620 E. Adobe Rd., Mesa, Arizona. Concluding services will be held at 4 p.m. that afternoon at the Thatcher Cemetery in Thatcher.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at

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