Ella Jean Keller, age 94, passed away on September 26, 2021 of natural causes in West Jordan, Utah. She was always known by her middle name, “Jean.”

Jean was born August 14, 1927 in the small farming community of Clifton, Wisconsin to Hazel Gamerdinger Pearsall and Ira Pearsall. She was the eldest of two children. During WWII, she left school early to work various jobs at U.S. Army’s Camp McCoy (now Fort McCoy), Wisconsin. She was the proud owner of a Ford Model A car as a teenager. She later sold the car in order to purchase her wedding dress.

Jean married Kenneth Carl Keller, A WWII US Army veteran in November 1947. Three sons were born to them: Ronald Lee Keller (Geri), of North Hudson, Wisconsin; Kirk Jerry Keller (Kris) of Lebanon, Oregon; and Kim David Keller (Brenda) of West Jordan, Utah. She was a homemaker, and enjoyed gardening, taking care of her cats and dogs, and raising her three sons. Jean was able to live in her won home until her recent illness, having never been hospitalized (except for childbirth) before then.

She was a 50+ year resident of West Jordan, and a faithful member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses which she and Ken joined in the early 1960s. They enjoyed a trip to Europe in the 1980s.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ken in 2010, and her brother John of Leesburg, Florida in 2015.

She is survived by her three sons; grandsons Rustin and Dustin Keller, granddaughters Angie Allsop, Courtney West, Jen Stotts; great-grandchildren Mira Keller, Brock Jackman, Max Allsop, Karma and Karli Stotts, Keller West, and sister-in-law Margaret Pearsall.

Jean’s services will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123 with a viewing one-hour prior beginning at 9:00 AM. Interment will follow at the same location. Masking is mandatory.

To participate in the services from your own home via live stream, please view instructions below:


1. Joining by computer

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c. Enter the meeting id - 8015661249

d. A box will open saying “https://zoom.us wants to open this application”. Click “open zoom”

e. Click “Join with Computer Audio”

f. Click “Mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral services

2. Joining by phone or iPad

a. Download the Zoom app

b. Open the app and select “join a meeting”

c. Enter the meeting id - 8015661249

d. Select “join without video”

e. Select “Call using internet audio”

f. Select “mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral services.


Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Oct 01, 2021

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Kim our sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.

Gary & Jacque Jackman , Sandy, UT, US Oct 07, 2021

I love you so much, grandma. I will miss you dearly every single day for the rest of my life. Thank you for being the sweetest woman that I have ever known and for having such a positive impact on my life.

Courtney West , West Jordan, UT, US Oct 01, 2021