Mary Lee Sieverts “Lee” passed away with her family at her side in Murray, Utah on May 31, 2021, at the age of 88. She was born in Boise, Idaho and raised in Grace, Idaho by her parents Howard and Fannie Peterson. Later in life, she was reunited with her birth family which she considered such a blessing.
Mary Lee was loved at her small-town high school and played the French Horn because no one else had the lung power. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from BYU in 1956. Mary Lee married John Heiss and they moved to Southern California where their 3 children were born. In 1966, the family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to be close to the children’s grandparents. Mary Lee and John divorced after 16 years of marriage.
In 1975, she married Jim Sieverts. They traveled extensively together to many countries during their marriage. She became a stepmom and grandma to Jim’s family, loving them dearly.
Mary Lee continued traveling with her girlfriends after divorcing Jim. The “JED’s” as she called them, became close friends. Mary Lee produced copious photo albums documenting their travels. When she started going to the pool to exercise, she met a group of dear women who became fast friends.
Mary Lee was a valued nurse at Cottonwood Hospital in Murray, Utah for 15 years. She was a devoted homemaker and was highly active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was very witty, talkative, and enjoyed lifelong relationships with many close friends. She always knew her neighbors and was well respected.
Animals, specifically dogs were essential to her, and she had many she loved dearly throughout her life. She never met a dog she didn’t like! She was an avid gardener, and her yard was always immaculate. She actually laid the railroad ties by herself.
Mary Lee was a caretaker and had such a giving spirit. She was a very impressive woman. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
She will be lovingly remembered by her three children, Lori, Julie and Mark and daughter-in-law Heather. She will be missed by her 10 grandkids, 5 great grandkids with one more the way. She is now reunited with her grandson Tyler.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah. A viewing will be held from 9:00 – 9:45 am prior to the services. Gravesite dedication and burial to follow.