Lynn Sandall Keil

July 27, 1936 ~ April 2, 2018 (age 81)

Lynn Sandall Keil - wife, mother, friend, role model, confidant, trusted advisor, activist, renowned   word-game champion and loving matriarch and grandmother passed from this world in the early morning on April 2, 2018.  She was surrounded by her loving family to the very end.  Lynn was born July 27, 1936 to Curly and Muriel Sandall in Murray, Utah.  Lynn was raised in Magna, Utah and attended Cyprus High School, where she was Student Body Secretary and class comedian.  She remained close to classmates, especially her “Kindergarten Friends” until the end of her life.  Lynn was a great singer.  Her Sweet Adelines quartet, the Flaires, won a regional championship in 1965 and placed in the top 20 in the international contest that year.  Earlier in 1965, she married Frank Keil and established our loving and nurturing family. Lynn was a model for working mothers.  She was a model of professionalism and compassion while on the job, but she always made time and found the energy to make her children and husband feel special.  She was loved by all (humans and animals alike).  She loved golf.  She especially loved to golf at the Copper Club in Magna, where she learned the game.  She was an early activist for LGBTQ rights, serving for several years on the board of the Utah chapter of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).  Finally, Lynn was a doting and loving grandmother to her two grandchildren and five grand-dogs.  She is survived by her children, Mike and Cheryl; her daughter-in-law, Angie; her grandchildren, Katy and Eric, brother and sister-in-law – Wayne and Gwen Sandall, sister and brother-in-law Michele and Jerry Yeates, her trusted canine companion Sammy, and her grand-dogs Abigail Felicia, Chubby-Alonzo and Theodore Jermaine.  Funeral services will be held April 12, 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 261 S. 900 E. Salt Lake City.  Friends are invited to visit with our family at a wake following the service.  Please join us at Café Med, 420 E 3300 S. from 1:00 to 5:00.  Special thanks to Rocky Mountain Home Health and Hospice, Mountain West Medical Center and University of Utah Palliative Care team.  In lieu of flowers please donate to Equality Utah –   

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