Our sweet, funny, sassy Mom/Nana left us to join her sweetheart on April 13th 2023.
Kathleen Miller Messinger was born to Wayne and Darlene Miller on March 29, 1948 in Salem, Utah.
From the moment she arrived she was full of sass! She spent her early days waterskiing the canals of Salem and teasing her little sister Julie.
She married her soul mate Skip on May 29th 1970 and they spent 51 wonderful years having adventures together. Mom and Dad found true love with each other and we’re true best friends.
They raised two daughters, Melanie and Andrea and gave them so many fun times. From road trips, camping trips, and their favorite Jackson Hole trips, they always had great joy in being together. No one could beat mom at cards, she was a shark and could always keep you laughing with her.
Nana and Papa always put their family first and adored their children and especially their grandchildren and great grandchildren. They lived to spoil their grandchildren and Christmas at Nana and Papa’s was like no other!
Mom was always so giving and you could never leave Nana’s without just a “little toy”, cookie or a piece of candy or two. The grandkids spent many a day snacking on crust-free French toast and spaghetti O’s, lovingly made by and cooled down by Nana.
Every day you talked to mom she’d only want to hear how you and the kids were. She was always so happy to hear fun news and reveled in all her family’s successes. Each time you’d hang up the call you could hear mom sing “love you, love you, love you” and smile!
Mom spent two years without her sweetheart, but ran to join him when she was ready to get “on the road again”
We love you, love you, love you forever.
“ Remember the good times and all the fun we had.
Remember me with laughter and never feel sad.
Be it winter spring summer and fall.
If you remember me with tears – don’t remember me at all.-
She will be forever remembered by her daughters: Melanie Jeffs and Andrea Page. And her sons in laws: Jay Jeffs and Sam Page. Her little sister Julie Carter. As well as her adored grandchildren: Cory Messinger Jeffs, (Brittney Jeffs) Kelsey Jeffs, (Marin Taylor), Anna Page, Bella Ray Page. Also her great- grandchildren: Lucas Messinger Jeffs and Ramsey Jeffs.
As per her wishes Kathy is being cremated and her ashes mixed with her sweethearts; together forever.
An open house memorial will be held on May 16th, 2023 from 5:30-8pm at the Draper Day Barn, 1166 E. Pioneer Road, Draper, UT
Your phone calls will be missed. We all enjoyed speaking to you. Rest easy...we will take care of Mel:)
DownEast Home Draper:)