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 Monday, 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. She 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, Lynn married Frank Keil and established our loving and nurturing family. She 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.
Lynn 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 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 261 S. 900 East, 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 South from 1-5 p.m. 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 – www.equalityutah.org.