Nan Kunz Jessop February 24, 1939 ~ September 19, 2021

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Nan Kunz Jessop, 82, beloved by many, passed away, surrounded by loving family on Sunday, September 19, 2021.

In 1954, Nan joined James and Thelma Jessop as partners in life and began a wonderful life journey together. As a dedicated wife and mother, Nan's greatest accomplishment was her family. Whether you were a new acquaintance or a lifelong friend, it never took long for her to begin talking about her family; we were her greatest joy and blessing. Mom lived her life in service to us and others. She loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was a living example of its principles. She taught us to love God, love one another, and to go the extra mile.

As a skilled seamstress, Mom created many beautiful dresses and was a fairy-godmother to many a young bride. Her sewing machine brought both income and many friends throughout the years. Her custom creations, made with loving care, resulted in lifelong friends in just about everyone who came to her door. She truly has been the thread of life that has kept us all together.

Over the years, she nursed and cared for both old and young. As a wonderful midwife, she loved to see each precious baby come into this world and provided tender care to both mother and infant.

Mom's life was one of service and dedication, and her love and loyalty to Dad were exemplary. We are sure her reunion with him, her parents, and our Savior was a glorious sight.

Her posterity truly calls her blessed.

Matt 23:11 But [she] who is greatest among you shall be your servant.

Nan is survived by her sister Millie, her 13 children: Rachel, Dan, Esther, Rosemary, Norma, Bob, Rich, Lew, Ryan, Glen, Lillian, Kathleen, Ellie; 4 of Thel's children: Kris, Margaret, Matt, Barbara; her children's spouses and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM, with a viewing one-hour prior at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery 6500 S Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123. An evening viewing will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the same location from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Interment will follow at the same location.

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

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Sep 22, 2021

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Rich, and Bob, I'm sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace. and may Love & Light comfort the family.

Laura Patrick , Copperton, UT, US Sep 27, 2021

Ester , Rosemary and Norma ,

I'm so sorry to read about your mom .... as a small child I do remember your mom always having warm bread and butter for us as a afterschool snack :)


Marcella Gee Meadors , Salt Lake City, UT, US Sep 24, 2021

Marcella, how kind of you.

Thank you for your loving thoughts, it is greatly appreciated.

Hope you and yours are well ♡♡

Esther J Peters , West Valley City , UT, US Sep 24, 2021