Zoë Ann Kingdon

Zoë Ann Kingdon

1994 – 2022

With devoted family members by her side and with her characteristic true grit, Zoë Ann Kingdon–beloved daughter, sister, niece, and cousin–passed away on May 6, 2022, at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. She was born on July 7, 1994, in Salt Lake City to Geneviève Pont-Kingdon and Kevin Kingdon. In Salt Lake City, she is survived by her parents and beloved brother Nathanael Kingdon; her aunt, uncle and cousins Kathryn, Stephen, Lucas and Molly Tatum. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins in France and Texas, all of whom she loved dearly.

Zoë selflessly and gracefully navigated her all-too-brief life with enthusiasm, with intelligence and genuine curiosity—and with humor. She had an intrinsic connection to the natural world, in which she spent much of her time hiking and fly fishing. She also was a supreme dog person, having loved and rescued several of them throughout her adult life–the most recent one being named Pancho, who surely misses her. She had a knack for seeing the best in people and was an awkward situation’s worst nightmare, forever focused on putting everyone around her at ease. So, she made friends everywhere she went, drawn from all walks of life.  

Her work ethic was so strong that she attacked her various jobs with a fervor that would shame even the busiest of bees and beavers. Given her variety of interests, it is not surprising that she both worked as a tram and lift operator at the top of the mountain at Snowbird and as a Zamboni driver on the ice rink at the Salt Lake County Sports Complex. Given her love of music, she gravitated to work at The State Room in Salt Lake City. But she truly loved the production aspects of music concerts and festivals, and began working at Oasis Stage Werks and Anchor Stage management, as well as serving as a stage hand for the Red Butte Garden concert series. Setting up the lights at Red Butte Garden After Dark fall event was one of her favorite activity. She excelled as a production coordinator for the Salt Lake Arts Council’s annual Living Traditions festival and Craft Lake City exposition. At the time of her passing she was happily employed by Power Plus Production (P3). Wherever Zoë worked, she was known for willingness, fearlessness and toughness, traits which served her well when she received a certificate of completion in 2017 from the Northwest Lineman College in Meridian, Idaho in 2017.

The impact of her passing has been–as all things in Zoë’s life tended to be—indelible. It will be impossible for any of us to forget her generosity, her grace, and her compassion. With heavy hearts, her family asks everyone to remember her in this light, this beautiful and loyal young woman whose smile was contagious and whose love for all things great and small was boundless. 

On Zoë’s behalf, the family would like to thank Red Butte Garden and P3 for their generosity in providing support, space and equipment to celebrate Zoë’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Best Friend Animal Society or to Red Butte Garden (details to follow). 

There will be a celebration of her life at the Red Butte Garden  Orangerie on May 25, 2022, from 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

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