Mary Lou Kesler Sommer lived life on her terms and left the same way on January 17, 2021.

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Born May 3, 1937 to Mike and Imogene Pavich in Rock Springs Wyoming and grew up in Kline Montana. She was the eldest of the 3 daughters, MarJean and Susan.

She married Gerald Kesler later divorced and married Gerald (Jerry) Sommer and is now reunited with her husband.

Our mom was a free-spirited soul who loved camping, traveling, interior decorating and being a camp host in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho with Jerry. She was a talented painter; our favorite paintings are of Red Cloud Loop.

One of our favorite memories of mom is riding her Honda 70 in her polyester flared pants with her florescent green helmet riding the Red Cloud Loop for 50 miles into our favorite camp spot. She loved to take a road to see where it went. She loved to head to Wendover to her favorite slot machines and she always won. She made it known to everyone "she was not a cookie baking grandma"!

She was proudest of her children, and what she had taught them in life. She loved to help anyone in need, she did not have much money but would love to pay for the person behind her in line at the grocery store.

She is survived by her children Michael (Siri), Jeri Ann, and Laura (Roger) Kesler, Rodney (Carol), Bryan, Jeff (Tammy), David (Jeannean), Melanie, and Mike (Michele) Sommer, 29 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She is proceeded in death by her parents, sisters, husbands, son William (Bill), nephew Greg, grandsons Michael and Ryan, granddaughter Jenny, all her uncles and aunts.


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

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Jan 25, 2021

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