Freddie Ann Merz Keller

2/7/1934 ~ 5/25/2019

KellerFreddieYoungCropKellerFreddieCropFreddie Ann Merz Keller, age 85 passed away May 25, 2019. Our loving mother was born February 7, 1934 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah to Monte Merz and Cleo Staker Merz Ream. She was a wonderful, loving devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend. Her children, grandchildren and greats were her life.
She graduated from North Sanpete high school, class of 1952. She married the love of her life Kendall J. Keller, November 17, 1952 in Manti, Utah. They had 52 years together, dad passed away August 29, 2004. Mom missed dad deeply. Together they were blessed with four wonderful, loving children.
Mom was a past cub scout den mother, scouting and PTA secretary in Manti Elementary. Served on the Sanpete County jury commission, also the Manti City Beautification committee for several years.
She loved gardening and had won many exemplary awards from Manti City and the Salt Lake Tribune for her efforts in maintaining her yard year after year. She loved the outdoors and spent many good times with family and friends at their cabin in the Manti-LaSalle mountains. She would spend a lot of time out in the hills looking for arrowheads. That was her quiet time. Mom was always at dads side while they owned and operated their farm; helping dad with the cattle, turkeys and farming.
She is survived by her children; Lynn Keller Siep (Franz), Midway, UT; Stephen Keller, Manti, UT; Kim Keller Gilbert (Ken), Manti, UT; Dan Keller (Jodie), Salt Lake City, UT; brother, Sheral “Oscar” (Alaine) Merz, Salt Lake City, UT; 11 grandchildren, 22 Great, 2 great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, father, mother, step-father Tom Ream, sister-in-law Marilyn Keller Madsen, in-laws Curtis (Lila) Keller. Her love and memory will continue to live on always with her family.
How do we tell the single most important women in our lives what a difference she made, or how many times the sound of her voice has lifted our spirits and given us courage to keep following the path of our dreams. How do you find the words to thank her for the sacrifices she made and for the many ones she never told us of and the countless times she has put our needs before her own? Mom, we can’t put into words the way we feel about you but we hope you always knew in your heart how much we loved you, respected you, and thank you for the countless ways you’ve helped make our lives what it is today.
-We Love You Mom-
Our many thanks to the ICU staff at Utah Valley Hospital. The urgency and compassion that you gave our mother will not be forgotten.
Funeral services will be held Saturday June 1, 2019 in the Ephraim Church of the Bible (400 S 400 E) at 12:00 noon with a viewing one hour prior starting at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment in the Manti City Cemetery. Online condolence

4 Responses to “Freddie Ann Merz Keller”

  1. Micki Andreason says:

    My heart is heavy with your passing but also full with the thoughts of reunions with so many greeting you with your changing of worlds. There are so many memories of growing up spending time with you on summer vacations. Riding in the scout. Cabin adventures, county fairs, and farm ventures. IN BEAUTY MAY YOU WALK, with those who are greeting you, and with those left behind. XOXO with love your niece.

  2. Teri Morris says:

    Dear Kim, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I all ways enjoying seeing you with her at the yard sales. Her yard was one of the most beautiful in Manti. I know she will surely be missed. Love Teri

  3. Afton P Lund says:

    To the Keller Family Freddie was my first cousin and she was always so nice and friendly. Talked to her about a month ago. We use to visit each other at Grandma Merz’s place. My heart goes out to the family. Your going to miss a wonderful Mother. I send my love and sympathy to all of you. Won’t be able to come to funeral on account of health problems. Your in my prayers each day Love Afton

  4. I want to send my love and condolences to you all Dan, Kim , Steve ,and Lynn you are in my thoughts and prayers. I loved your mother she was such a great lady. It was fun at the cabins with your parents and my parents.