Jeanne Larsen Kesler

1946 ~ 2021

Third daughter born to Marsden L. Larsen and Melva G. Larsen. Married Grant S. Kesler July 28, 1967. Graduated Utah State University 1968. Survived by her husband, sisters Joellen Larsen Layton (Dean), Phoenix, AZ, Judith Ann Meyrick (Stan), Logan, UT, Children Matthew Grant Kesler, Los Angeles, CA, Jill Kesler, Draper, UT., Emily Kesler Sanone (Nick), North Salt Lake, UT, Grandchildren Sarah Jeanne Rawle, Noah Jeremy Rawle, Gavin Kesler Rawle, Roman Nicholas Sanone, Mia Jeanne Sanone, and Jono Grant Sanone.
It took nothing less than a giant inoperative ruptured aneurysm first discovered in 2018 to fell this beautiful strong woman. A friend to all who she knew, she loved long hikes, tea parties and flowers, paying full price, making space, playing hard, teaching sixth graders and working for Community Nursing Services and the elderly. She loved her three perfect children and six perfect grandchildren. She lived her life without guile, shared her big heart with all she knew and loved it when her Dad and husband called her “Pal.”

A private service for family members will be held at the Salt Lake City Cemetery on April 8th. A celebration of Jeanne’s life for all of her family and friends will be held Friday April 9th at the Kesler residence. A program in tribute to Jeanne will begin at 4:00 p.m. followed by a reception.


Our love to Jeanne’s family. She was an amazing woman. Her friendship meant a lot to us throughout the years! Go with the angels

- Rion Locke/Richard Miller

Grant, I am sorry to read of Jeanne's passing. May the blessings of our Father in Heaven be with you at this time.

- Bonnie Acomb Sorensen

Grant, so sorry to see this. May Gods blessings be with you and your family. May his living arms be around you. Please know you will be in my prayers.

- Brian Dudley

I was heartbroken to hear about the passing of my beautiful friend. Jeanne has always been so kind, gracious, and lovely. We first met when our husbands were in law school together, and I have admired her special grace and kind spirit ever since. She was the best listener and friend anyone could ask for. She had a flair for entertaining, cooking, and serving others. I will never forget when she baked a special fruitcake for my mother--and Jeanne didn't even like fruitcake herself! I love her wonderful family--I know how much she adored her children, and I always loved hearing about each one of you from her. I have no doubt that she is still totally devoted to you, Grant, and not far away. (Remember Havasupai!)

- Anne

The finest of people, and the greatest of aunts is how she will be remembered. I love you Aunt Jeanne. I will always remember your kindness and your generosity and try to emulate the way that you treated others. Though your absence temporarily leaves us with a sadness in our hearts, I look forward to laughing with you again. Until we meet again...

- Brian Layton

So sad to hear of the passing of Jeanne. She was a friend who was always kind to everyone. Loved her laugh & smile. Enjoyed all of the school years from Jr.. High through High School with her! Sending my deepest sympathy to you all!
Darlene Olson

- Darlene Rich Olson

Jeanne is one of the most kind, warm and loving humans I have ever had the pleasure of meeting (and working in a hair salon for 30 years, I've met a lot of people). I always looked forward to our visits and it alway brightened up my day and everyone around me when we knew Jeanne was coming in. Just one month ago on my 50th birthday, I received the most beautiful and heartfelt card from Jeanne and although I sent her a thank you gift, I was looking forward to seeing and thanking her in person and maybe even giving her a huge hug if allowed. Our sincerest condolences go to your entire family. Please know how much she will be missed and how much joy she brought to my career and life over the years.

Jeff Martin / Dexterity Salon

- Jeff Martin / Dexterity Salon

Dear Grant and Jeanne's Family,
Reading of Jeanne's much too early passing is truly upsetting. She was always, no matter the situation, the light in the room, the breath of fresh air, the most genuine, caring and lovely woman possible. You wrote the perfect description of her in the obituary.
Even though we saw each other only occasionally, she treated me like a best friend with all sincerity. Her loss must break your hearts. She loved you all so dearly. And I am so glad I knew her.
With deep respect and sorrow,
Kathryn Lindquist

- Kathryn Lindquist

I was so very sorry to read about the passing of your dear wife, mother and grandmother. I was a sorority sister of Jeannie. She was a year older than me. I always looked up to her as a gracious, kind and classy lady. I would see her occasionally at the UofU football games, at a restaurant or a store. She would remember me and was very personable. I remember admiring her hair as it was perfect and she was impeccably dressed. A lovely woman on the outside as well as the inside. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.

- Connie Oliver Richards

To: Jill Kesler, Noah and Gavin Rawle.
I'm so sorry to hear to the passing of your Mom/Grandma. She was a dear friend to my mom Cheryl Kidder through the years. I'm so sorry for your heartache. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kathy Meyers

- Kathy Meyers

Grant, I was so sorry to hear of Jeanne's passing. Jeanne and I were in Junior High when we first met, each of us playing the saxophone in the band. Then over the years we had mutual friends and connected and reconnected many times. I was on a couple of those long hikes that Jeanne put together. She was part of a very "cool" group of women that gets together each year in December to kick off the Christmas season. Then in a conversation we discovered that three of our Grandchildren, Noah, Gavin and my granddaughter Brooke all knew each other. My daughter Kathy teaches at Corner Canyon and I think both of the boys have been her classes. Jeanne and I connected in so many ways.
Jeanne will be missed by many people. My heart goes out to you and your family at this really difficult time.
Cheryl Kidder

- Cheryl Bateman Kidder

We were saddened to hear of Jeanne's passing. I have such fond memories of growing up in Midvale with Judy, Jo Ellen, and Jeanne. She was always so friendly and fun to be around. I will miss her beautiful spirit. Her beauty came from the inside out.

With our love and sympathy,

Mary and Dennis Russell

- Mary and Dennis Russell and Family

Dear Jill and Emily,
Would you send me an email with your address's so I can send a private message to
you both. I am still in the old mode of "on paper and private"
Thank you, Marjorie

- Marjorie Ann McClure