Ivy Lorraine Keyes Obituary

Ivy Lorraine  Kimber Keyes
Ivy Lorraine Kimber Keyes

September 24, 1927 - January 24, 2019
Born in Grouse Creek, Utah
Resided in Uintah, Utah
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Ivy Lorraine Kimber Keyes passed from this mortal life on January 24, 2019, of natural causes, she was 91. Ivy was born on September 24, 1927, to Lawrence and Nola Kimber in Grouse Creek, Utah. She was the third of nine children. Ivy graduated from Box Elder High School in Brigham City and then attended BYU. She has remained a lifelong Cougar fan in every sport. She later attended Weber State College where she met Jack W. Keyes, who had recently returned from serving in the Navy during WWII. They were married and sealed on March 25, 1947, in the Salt Lake Temple and became lifelong residents of Uintah, Utah.
Ivy had a deep and profound testimony and love for the gospel of Jesus Christ and was often found seated at her kitchen table reading the Ensign, a good church book or her well-marked scriptures. She served in several church callings and leadership positions including Temple Sealing assignments and Relief Society President. Her favorite calling was serving with her husband Jack as Stake leaders for the M-Men and Gleaners. They served together in this calling for 12 years and mentored many young adults whom she loved and remained close to throughout her life.
Ivy was a renowned cook who could cook anything and make it delicious. She owned and operated her own successful catering business and wrote two cook books. She loved to cook for others and just weeks before her passing she was in her kitchen baking cookies and making treats for her family and neighbors. She loved music, especially playing her piano. She also enjoyed quilting and embroidering pillow cases which she gave to her family, grandchildren and friends.
Ivy loved people and they loved her. Everyone thought that they were her favorite and they were right. Her positive influence on the community and her family will be felt for years to come. Ivy’s love for her siblings was something very special and even extended beyond them to their children
Ivy and Jack were blessed with 5 children who had a deep and abiding love for their wonderful parents. Linda (John) Scott, Donald (Jackie) Keyes, Connie (Brent) Nielson, Mike (Cathy) Keyes and Bruce (deceased) Carolyn (Jason) Leavitt. She loved and was dearly loved and admired by her 17 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
Ivy was proceeded in death by her husband Jack and her son Bruce. Her parents, Lawrence and Nola, her Sisters Elva and Bernice and her brothers Clifton and Wayne.
There were many caregivers and dear friends too numerous to mention who helped to look after Ivy and make her comfortable. Please know to all of you how grateful we are for your kindness, service and the love you expressed and showed to our dear mother in word and deed. Thank you!
Her viewing will be held on Friday, February 1st from 6 to 8 pm at Myers Mortuary in Roy, 5865 South 1900 West. Her funeral will be held in the Uintah Chapel, 1775 East 6650 South, in Uintah on Saturday, February 2nd at 11 am, with a viewing held prior from 9:30 to 10:45. Her interment will be in the Uintah cemetery where she will be buried next to her eternal companion, Grandpa Jack.




Myers Mortuary - Roy
5865 South 1900 West
Roy, UT US 84067
February 1, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Uintah Ward
6660 South 1775 East
Uintah, UT US 84405
February 2, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Uintah Ward
6660 South 1775 East
Uintah, UT US 84405
February 2, 2019
11:00 AM
Uintah City Cemetery
1500 East 6300 South
Uintah, UT USA
February 2, 2019