If you’re reading this, you were impacted by the incredible woman that was Kelly Wagner. To know her was to know happiness in human form. She was devoted to loving unconditionally, putting a smile on the face of others, and always seeing the good in life.

Our Mom's Accomplishments:

1. Raised two beautiful girls.

2. Learned to say "I love you." again.

3. Jumped out of a perfectly good airplane.

4. Bowled more "Turkey's" than anyone you know.

5. Kept golfing with the use of only her left hand.

6. Never missed a chance to call and sing someone Happy Birthday.

7. Remembered her alphabet while fighting West Nile Virus.

8. Happy days, to us. Taught herself how to tie her shoes one handed.

9. Kept our dad in line, she knew just how to make things right.

10. Always stayed positive, no matter the challenges she faced.

Kelly woke up every morning and chose happiness. Be like Kelly.

Celebration of Life - Summer 2023. Watch for mailed invitation.

Family

  • Survived By
  • Steve Wagner, Husband
  • Megan Wagner, Daughter
  • Kaitlynd Wagner, Daughter
  • Greg Dowse, Son in Law
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Floyd Yates, Dad
  • Coleen Yates, Mom

Life Story Info

Post Date

May 16, 2023

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Age

63
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Guestbook

Steve and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Kelly was such a beautiful person and so strong. She made me laugh so many times. We also cried many times. I am so glad she continued to live her life to the fullest. She will be missed. She touched so many people and her energy will live on. I know Kelly would say keep living. Peace to you all.

Heather Hayes , Salt Lake City, UT, US Nov 14, 2023

Alot of my happiest memories are boating and hanging around with Steve and Kelly, Buck and Trish, and all the Whiteheads and Raddons at Lake Powell and Flaming Gorge. Kelly was one of the most beautiful souls I've ever met. We will miss her smile that lite up the room when she entered. Bye sweetie , love you, and wishing you a peaceful journey.

Debbie Ryan , Sandy, UT, US Jun 25, 2023

Alot of my happiest memories are boating and hanging around with Steve and Kelly, Buck and Trish, and all the Whiteheads and Raddons at Lake Powell and Flaming Gorge. Kelly was one of the most beautiful souls I've ever met. We will miss her smile that lite up the room when she entered. Bye sweetie , love you, and wishing you a peaceful journey.

Debbie Ryan , Sandy, UT, US Jun 25, 2023

Stephen, your wonderful wife. Megan and Kaitland, your beautiful mother. You guys are so blessed to have such wonderful memories of such a beautiful and loving person. I'm so grateful to of had the opportunity to share in some of those memories. She was always Ms.Kelly to me.

As she walked through the office first came her "Big HI" then her Big WAVY, a Giant SMILE and a Huge hug along with two beautiful girls by her side. You could here all the laughter coming out of Stephens office when family was there. Kelly was such an active person, Bowling, jogging and enjoyed baking all kinds of different cakes for your birthday, and Christmas office parties. Football picks. bowling and spending time with her family.

We will surely miss you Miss Kelly

Our hearts 💕 and prays will be with you Stephen and girls to help you through these rough time. Please don't hesitate to call and talk.

Love Bets & Burnie 801-520-7019

Betty & Burnie Hendrickson , West Valley City , UT, US Jun 05, 2023

My heart just breaks losing this wonderful, joyful, remarkable and loving woman. She lived life to the fullest, in the most cheerful way humanly possible and was the best friend she could possibly be. You will be dearly missed Kelly.

Linda/Larry Latimer , Saratoga Springs, UT, US May 31, 2023

You've described her perfectly! She will definitely be missed by everyone that knew her. Best wishes to your wonderful family! Love you all 💜

Debra Clark May 27, 2023

You've described her perfectly! She will definitely be missed by everyone that knew her. Best wishes to your wonderful family! Love you all 💜

Debra Clark May 27, 2023

You've described her perfectly! She will definitely be missed by everyone that knew her. Best wishes to your wonderful family! Love you all 💜

Debra Clark May 27, 2023

My grandparents were neighbors with Kelly’s parents. They were also next door neighbors on a little lake in Delta, Utah. Both families enjoyed much of their time there every summer. Kelly was always beautiful. Always smiling Always having fun. As the years went by and I got older I couldn’t help but look at her as an inspiration! Every single time I saw her I was in awe of how she seemed to live life so fully. Seeing her was so great because it was a big reminder to stay positive and not give up. She was such a beautiful example of the kind of person I want to be. My heart breaks for all who knew and loved her. She will be missed terribly, Dave,Megan and Kaitlin please know the Peterson family will always be there for you and we that we are so saddened Kelly had to leave to soon.

Melissa Robb , Herriman, UT, US May 24, 2023

My grandparents were neighbors with Kelly’s parents. They were also next door neighbors on a little lake in Delta, Utah. Both families enjoyed much of their time there every summer. Kelly was always beautiful. Always smiling Always having fun. As the years went by and I got older I couldn’t help but look at her as an inspiration! Every single time I saw her I was in awe of how she seemed to live life so fully. Seeing her was so great because it was a big reminder to stay positive and not give up. She was such a beautiful example of the kind of person I want to be. My heart breaks for all who knew and loved her. She will be missed terribly, Dave,Megan and Kaitlin please know the Peterson family will always be there for you and we that we are so saddened Kelly had to leave to soon.

Melissa Robb , Herriman, UT, US May 24, 2023

My grandparents were neighbors with Kelly’s parents. They were also next door neighbors on a little lake in Delta, Utah. Both families enjoyed much of their time there every summer. Kelly was always beautiful. Always smiling Always having fun. As the years went by and I got older I couldn’t help but look at her as an inspiration! Every single time I saw her I was in awe of how she seemed to live life so fully. Seeing her was so great because it was a big reminder to stay positive and not give up. She was such a beautiful example of the kind of person I want to be. My heart breaks for all who knew and loved her. She will be missed terribly, Dave,Megan and Kaitlin please know the Peterson family will always be there for you and we that we are so saddened Kelly had to leave to soon.

Melissa Robb , Herriman, UT, US May 24, 2023

Kelly was beautiful inside and out. One of the most positive people you could ever meet. I will always remember her smile, her laughter, her ease around everyone. She left way too early.

Kevin Foard , Washington , UT, US May 23, 2023

Kelly will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brent/Kris , Fish Haven, ID, US May 22, 2023

Kelly will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brent/Kris , Fish Haven, ID, US May 22, 2023

Kelly will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brent/Kris , Fish Haven, ID, US May 22, 2023

Kelly will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brent/Kris , Fish Haven, ID, US May 22, 2023

Kelly will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brent/Kris , Fish Haven, ID, US May 22, 2023

Kelly will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brent/Kris , Fish Haven, ID, US May 22, 2023

Kelly will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brent/Kris , Fish Haven, ID, US May 22, 2023

Kelly will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brent/Kris , Fish Haven, ID, US May 22, 2023

Kelly will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brent/Kris , Fish Haven, ID, US May 22, 2023

Kelly was a bright and shining star that brought love an joy to anyone she encountered. She made each of us feel so individually important and loved. She took care of my kids when they sorely needed it and made me hug hers when I had forgotten how. I can never repay her love and support through difficult times.

Just being around Kelly made you feel good. She is an amazing spirit who made such a positive impact on all of us.

We've had good neighbors since Wagners, but none as great as Steve, Kelly and the girls. I'm not sure I miss finding my lawn chairs on the roof or a smelly dog from whatever Kelly fed him (on purpose), lol, but still get a taste of the fun each Christmas.

Kelly left behind a phenomenal legacy in her girls. Steve and Kelly raised them well, with the same strength and kindness as their Mom. Our hearts and love go out to each of you..

Jeff and Sue May 21, 2023

Kelly was a bright and shining star that brought love an joy to anyone she encountered. She made each of us feel so individually important and loved. She took care of my kids when they sorely needed it and made me hug hers when I had forgotten how. I can never repay her love and support through difficult times.

Just being around Kelly made you feel good. She is an amazing spirit who made such a positive impact on all of us.

We've had good neighbors since Wagners, but none as great as Steve, Kelly and the girls. I'm not sure I miss finding my lawn chairs on the roof or a smelly dog from whatever Kelly fed him (on purpose), lol, but still get a taste of the fun each Christmas.

Kelly left behind a phenomenal legacy in her girls. Steve and Kelly raised them well, with the same strength and kindness as their Mom. Our hearts and love go out to each of you..

Jeff and Sue May 21, 2023

Heaven took you home too soon. I’m not ready. But, I never would be.You always had a smile and a laugh to share. Your hardships never limited your expression of love to others. Even when you couldn't say “I love you” you found a different way to share your love. You gave the BEST hugs, I will miss these. Your chocolate chip cookie recipe will never taste as good as when you make them. Thank you for giving me the love and comfort of your cookies, and teaching me how to make these so I get to share them with my girls. They will forever be known as Aunt Kelly’s cookies. Especially the dough in the freezer! We all will miss Aunt Kelly’s goodie bags. You made them for the person, and the occasion, and always put in the perfect treat. I will miss my birthday phone call with you singing to me.You never missed one. I’m grateful for the lunch and dinner dates that we had. It didn’t matter if someone was 2 years old or 80 years old, you always made us feel like the most amazing person in the world. You were the best cheerleader and so happy to share in our victories no matter how small. I never heard a complaint nor a pity party from you. You showed us how to put on our “big girl pants” and keep going. You’ve taught us that nothing is impossible-It can take time and hard work, but it can be accomplished. Thank you for teaching us to not be afraid of hard work. You were the first to show up to help others, it didn't matter how hard of a task it was. Yes, heaven took you home too soon. But I know you wouldn't have gone if you didn't know we would be ok. So we will take your teachings of love, service, and happiness and carry on with you always in our hearts.

I love you, always have always will!

Carlie Jo

Carlie May 20, 2023

Heaven took you home too soon. I’m not ready. But, I never would be.You always had a smile and a laugh to share. Your hardships never limited your expression of love to others. Even when you couldn't say “I love you” you found a different way to share your love. You gave the BEST hugs, I will miss these. Your chocolate chip cookie recipe will never taste as good as when you make them. Thank you for giving me the love and comfort of your cookies, and teaching me how to make these so I get to share them with my girls. They will forever be known as Aunt Kelly’s cookies. Especially the dough in the freezer! We all will miss Aunt Kelly’s goodie bags. You made them for the person, and the occasion, and always put in the perfect treat. I will miss my birthday phone call with you singing to me.You never missed one. I’m grateful for the lunch and dinner dates that we had. It didn’t matter if someone was 2 years old or 80 years old, you always made us feel like the most amazing person in the world. You were the best cheerleader and so happy to share in our victories no matter how small. I never heard a complaint nor a pity party from you. You showed us how to put on our “big girl pants” and keep going. You’ve taught us that nothing is impossible-It can take time and hard work, but it can be accomplished. Thank you for teaching us to not be afraid of hard work. You were the first to show up to help others, it didn't matter how hard of a task it was. Yes, heaven took you home too soon. But I know you wouldn't have gone if you didn't know we would be ok. So we will take your teachings of love, service, and happiness and carry on with you always in our hearts.

I love you, always have always will!

Carlie Jo

Carlie May 20, 2023

Kelly was the nicest sweetest person I know.. always a “Hi” always happy to see you. She had strength none of us have. Minutes after the Garbage Truck left, she would drag in everyone’s cans, she would deliver Bloody Mary’s, bacon , blueberry muffins to the ladies putting on the yard sales, and never missed bringing pop tops to me for the Ronald McDonald House. I could go on for hours but couldn’t get to an end. I loved her deeply, n I know all to well what Steve is going through n hopefully he will find strength in knowing what an impact Kelly had on all of us.❤️

Linda Good , Taylorsville , UT, US May 17, 2023

Kelly was the nicest sweetest person I know.. always a “Hi” always happy to see you. She had strength none of us have. Minutes after the Garbage Truck left, she would drag in everyone’s cans, she would deliver Bloody Mary’s, bacon , blueberry muffins to the ladies putting on the yard sales, and never missed bringing pop tops to me for the Ronald McDonald House. I could go on for hours but couldn’t get to an end. I loved her deeply, n I know all to well what Steve is going through n hopefully he will find strength in knowing what an impact Kelly had on all of us.❤️

Linda Good , Taylorsville , UT, US May 17, 2023

Kelly was the nicest sweetest person I know.. always a “Hi” always happy to see you. She had strength none of us have. Minutes after the Garbage Truck left, she would drag in everyone’s cans, she would deliver Bloody Mary’s, bacon , blueberry muffins to the ladies putting on the yard sales, and never missed bringing pop tops to me for the Ronald McDonald House. I could go on for hours but couldn’t get to an end. I loved her deeply, n I know all to well what Steve is going through n hopefully he will find strength in knowing what an impact Kelly had on all of us.❤️

Linda Good , Taylorsville , UT, US May 17, 2023

Kelly was the nicest sweetest person I know.. always a “Hi” always happy to see you. She had strength none of us have. Minutes after the Garbage Truck left, she would drag in everyone’s cans, she would deliver Bloody Mary’s, bacon , blueberry muffins to the ladies putting on the yard sales, and never missed bringing pop tops to me for the Ronald McDonald House. I could go on for hours but couldn’t get to an end. I loved her deeply, n I know all to well what Steve is going through n hopefully he will find strength in knowing what an impact Kelly had on all of us.❤️

Linda Good , Taylorsville , UT, US May 17, 2023

Kelly was the nicest sweetest person I know.. always a “Hi” always happy to see you. She had strength none of us have. Minutes after the Garbage Truck left, she would drag in everyone’s cans, she would deliver Bloody Mary’s, bacon , blueberry muffins to the ladies putting on the yard sales, and never missed bringing pop tops to me for the Ronald McDonald House. I could go on for hours but couldn’t get to an end. I loved her deeply, n I know all to well what Steve is going through n hopefully he will find strength in knowing what an impact Kelly had on all of us.❤️

Linda Good , Taylorsville , UT, US May 17, 2023

Kelly was the nicest sweetest person I know.. always a “Hi” always happy to see you. She had strength none of us have. Minutes after the Garbage Truck left, she would drag in everyone’s cans, she would deliver Bloody Mary’s, bacon , blueberry muffins to the ladies putting on the yard sales, and never missed bringing pop tops to me for the Ronald McDonald House. I could go on for hours but couldn’t get to an end. I loved her deeply, n I know all to well what Steve is going through n hopefully he will find strength in knowing what an impact Kelly had on all of us.❤️

Linda Good , Taylorsville , UT, US May 17, 2023

Kelly was the nicest sweetest person I know.. always a “Hi” always happy to see you. She had strength none of us have. Minutes after the Garbage Truck left, she would drag in everyone’s cans, she would deliver Bloody Mary’s, bacon , blueberry muffins to the ladies putting on the yard sales, and never missed bringing pop tops to me for the Ronald McDonald House. I could go on for hours but couldn’t get to an end. I loved her deeply, n I know all to well what Steve is going through n hopefully he will find strength in knowing what an impact Kelly had on all of us.❤️

Linda Good , Taylorsville , UT, US May 17, 2023

Kelly was the nicest sweetest person I know.. always a “Hi” always happy to see you. She had strength none of us have. Minutes after the Garbage Truck left, she would drag in everyone’s cans, she would deliver Bloody Mary’s, bacon , blueberry muffins to the ladies putting on the yard sales, and never missed bringing pop tops to me for the Ronald McDonald House. I could go on for hours but couldn’t get to an end. I loved her deeply, n I know all to well what Steve is going through n hopefully he will find strength in knowing what an impact Kelly had on all of us.❤️

Linda Good , Taylorsville , UT, US May 17, 2023

Kelly was the nicest sweetest person I know.. always a “Hi” always happy to see you. She had strength none of us have. Minutes after the Garbage Truck left, she would drag in everyone’s cans, she would deliver Bloody Mary’s, bacon , blueberry muffins to the ladies putting on the yard sales, and never missed bringing pop tops to me for the Ronald McDonald House. I could go on for hours but couldn’t get to an end. I loved her deeply, n I know all to well what Steve is going through n hopefully he will find strength in knowing what an impact Kelly had on all of us.❤️

Linda Good , Taylorsville , UT, US May 17, 2023

Kelly was the nicest sweetest person I know.. always a “Hi” always happy to see you. She had strength none of us have. Minutes after the Garbage Truck left, she would drag in everyone’s cans, she would deliver Bloody Mary’s, bacon , blueberry muffins to the ladies putting on the yard sales, and never missed bringing pop tops to me for the Ronald McDonald House. I could go on for hours but couldn’t get to an end. I loved her deeply, n I know all to well what Steve is going through n hopefully he will find strength in knowing what an impact Kelly had on all of us.❤️

Linda Good , Taylorsville , UT, US May 17, 2023

Kelly was the nicest sweetest person I know.. always a “Hi” always happy to see you. She had strength none of us have. Minutes after the Garbage Truck left, she would drag in everyone’s cans, she would deliver Bloody Mary’s, bacon , blueberry muffins to the ladies putting on the yard sales, and never missed bringing pop tops to me for the Ronald McDonald House. I could go on for hours but couldn’t get to an end. I loved her deeply, n I know all to well what Steve is going through n hopefully he will find strength in knowing what an impact Kelly had on all of us.❤️

Linda Good , Taylorsville , UT, US May 17, 2023

Kelly was the nicest sweetest person I know.. always a “Hi” always happy to see you. She had strength none of us have. Minutes after the Garbage Truck left, she would drag in everyone’s cans, she would deliver Bloody Mary’s, bacon , blueberry muffins to the ladies putting on the yard sales, and never missed bringing pop tops to me for the Ronald McDonald House. I could go on for hours but couldn’t get to an end. I loved her deeply, n I know all to well what Steve is going through n hopefully he will find strength in knowing what an impact Kelly had on all of us.❤️

Linda Good , Taylorsville , UT, US May 17, 2023

Kelly was the nicest sweetest person I know.. always a “Hi” always happy to see you. She had strength none of us have. Minutes after the Garbage Truck left, she would drag in everyone’s cans, she would deliver Bloody Mary’s, bacon , blueberry muffins to the ladies putting on the yard sales, and never missed bringing pop tops to me for the Ronald McDonald House. I could go on for hours but couldn’t get to an end. I loved her deeply, n I know all to well what Steve is going through n hopefully he will find strength in knowing what an impact Kelly had on all of us.❤️

Linda Good , Taylorsville , UT, US May 17, 2023

Kelly was the nicest sweetest person I know.. always a “Hi” always happy to see you. She had strength none of us have. Minutes after the Garbage Truck left, she would drag in everyone’s cans, she would deliver Bloody Mary’s, bacon , blueberry muffins to the ladies putting on the yard sales, and never missed bringing pop tops to me for the Ronald McDonald House. I could go on for hours but couldn’t get to an end. I loved her deeply, n I know all to well what Steve is going through n hopefully he will find strength in knowing what an impact Kelly had on all of us.❤️

Linda Good , Taylorsville , UT, US May 17, 2023

Kelly was the nicest sweetest person I know.. always a “Hi” always happy to see you. She had strength none of us have. Minutes after the Garbage Truck left, she would drag in everyone’s cans, she would deliver Bloody Mary’s, bacon , blueberry muffins to the ladies putting on the yard sales, and never missed bringing pop tops to me for the Ronald McDonald House. I could go on for hours but couldn’t get to an end. I loved her deeply, n I know all to well what Steve is going through n hopefully he will find strength in knowing what an impact Kelly had on all of us.❤️

Linda Good , Taylorsville , UT, US May 17, 2023

My heart ❤️ broke for Kelly’s wonderful husband Steve and her two beautiful girls. I cherish many years of fun, happy and joyous memories with Kelly. We camped, rode 4-wheelers, and spent Mother’s Day in Moab. I look up to her strength, love, and funny sense of humor. I miss you Kelly and hope you know how very much I will always love you my friend.

Karen Houston , Draper, UT, US May 17, 2023

We love you guys! Words can’t express the sudden loss of such a beautiful person.

Gary and Dianne

GARY GINES , Taylorsville, UT, US May 16, 2023

I did not know Kelly but after reading her obituary, I wish I could have. I love the way this tribute was written as it felt authentic and truly touched me. It was her wonderful smile in the photo that drew me in. What a gift she was to this world. I will strive to be like Kelly. My condolences to her family and friends.

Mindi Fletcher , Clinton, UT, US May 16, 2023

I did not know Kelly but after reading her obituary, I wish I could have. I love the way this tribute was written as it felt authentic and truly touched me. It was her wonderful smile in the photo that drew me in. What a gift she was to this world. I will strive to be like Kelly. My condolences to her family and friends.

Mindi Fletcher , Clinton, UT, US May 16, 2023

I did not know Kelly but after reading her obituary, I wish I could have. I love the way this tribute was written as it felt authentic and truly touched me. It was her wonderful smile in the photo that drew me in. What a gift she was to this world. I will strive to be like Kelly. My condolences to her family and friends.

Mindi Fletcher , Clinton, UT, US May 16, 2023

I did not know Kelly but after reading her obituary, I wish I could have. I love the way this tribute was written as it felt authentic and truly touched me. It was her wonderful smile in the photo that drew me in. What a gift she was to this world. I will strive to be like Kelly. My condolences to her family and friends.

Mindi Fletcher , Clinton, UT, US May 16, 2023

I did not know Kelly but after reading her obituary, I wish I could have. I love the way this tribute was written as it felt authentic and truly touched me. It was her wonderful smile in the photo that drew me in. What a gift she was to this world. I will strive to be like Kelly. My condolences to her family and friends.

Mindi Fletcher , Clinton, UT, US May 16, 2023

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