Ila Mary Wengren Newbold (Keemer)

October 14, 1926 ~ July 22, 2020


July 27, 2020
3:00 AM - 4:30 AM
1950 E 10600 S, Sandy UT 84092
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    July 27, 2020
    5:00 AM
    1950 E 10600 S, Sandy UT 84092
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  • Our beloved mother, and grandmother, Ila W. Newbold, left her earthly cares behind on July 22, 2020, at the Riverway Assisted Living in South Jordan, Utah. She was born on October 14, 1926 at home in Union (Midvale) Utah to Clifford F. Wengren and Mary J. Whittle Wengren.

    She graduated from Jordan High School and later worked as a bookkeeper in Salt Lake City. Ila was an accomplished pianist, who began to accompany her future husband, Leonard Mabey Newbold on singing engagements. They married on June 4, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple and made their home in Midvale Utah. She assisted him with his business, Leonard Newbold Company, as his bookkeeper. They were blessed with 5 sons and 1 daughter Gary (Sue) Midvale, Neil (Jana), West Jordan, Marlene English (Steve) South Jordan, Randy (Nelly) Riverton, Val (Darla) Sandy and Kelly (Lynette) Spring Lake. Ila spent many hours at Basketball games, Baseball games, other sporting events, concerts, and school plays. She loved her family, music, was a beautiful seamstress and Quilter. She made beautiful hand-made quilts for all her children and grandchildren when they married. She served as a Temple Ordinance worker in the Jordan River Temple. She was known for her compassionate nature and beautiful smile. Her grandkids loved being spoiled with Christmas parties, McDonalds, ice cream, candy and loved playing games with her. Leonard died 9/22/1975, she married Richard (Jim) Keemer on April 19, 1980, he died 6/10/1992.

    She is also preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law (Delbert & Wanda Wengren) and parents. She leaves behind her beautiful posterity of 17 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, 3 Great, Great Grandchildren. She is now reunited after 45 long years with our father and other loved ones. We will miss her but we know that Families are Forever!

    The family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful compassionate care of the nurses and staff at Riverway Assisted Living. There will be a viewing on Monday, July 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Graveside Service at 11:00 a.m. at the Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah. (Masks are required and social distancing)


    Val and Darla, Our Family is so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. May all of your fond memories sustain you through this difficult time. Love you guys.

    - Steve and Michelle Carter
    We always looked forward to the Newbold parties because Aunt Ila made sure they were fun. I loved her beautiful smile and positive attitude no matter the situation. She can be proud of the sweet family she raised. What a hard worker she was! I know you will miss her. Love, Deanna

    - Deanna Newbold Naylor
    Dear Ila's family, Your Mother and Grandmother was a lovely woman with a beautiful smile and a pleasant demeanor. She was friendly and had a happy personality. We enjoyed being around her. We have enjoyed knowing all of your family. We feel a special kinship for your family since we have lived in your wonderful home for 43 years. We loved raising our children here and now our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren love coming here. In normal circumstances we would certainly have been at your Mother's funeral. She was special to us. Best wishes to all of you. Love, Verdon and Laurene Walker

    - Verdon and Laurene Walker