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  • Name Kellie GOTTFREDSON 
    Born 25 Jun 1957  Coco Solo, Panama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Apr 2003 
    Buried Emery City Cemetery, Emery, Emery, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary: Kellie Gottfredson Taylor
      Published: Thursday, May 1, 2003, Deseret News
      "1957 ~ 2003

      EMERY- Our loving Mother, daughter, wife, sister, aunt, grandma, and special friend found her spot back in Heaven this beautiful spring morning April 29, 2003. This is the day that signifies the start of celebration for Kellie's life. She is our little angel that was sent to us from Heaven and we truly thank our Heavenly Father for the privilege it was to have Kellie in our lives.

      Kellie, daughter of Brent and Lola Gottfredson was born June 25, 1957, in the Panama Canal Zone in a little old town called Cocosolo. This was located at a US Army base where Grandpa was stationed. Three years later, the family was blessed with a set of twins, Teresa Guiling and Lisa Mitchell. The family moved from base to base for a while until finding their home back in Marysvale, Utah. Kellie went on to graduate from Piute High School and then moved to the next phase of her life.

      She began this journey with her partner in crime, and loving daughter Leslee LaFrentz. These two looked and acted a lot more like sisters than your ordinary mother-daughter relationship, but you would say it was a unique one at that. They were living in Salt Lake City when Kristopher J. LaFrentz, moms little buckaroo, entered the world. After sharing precious moments and meeting some really wonderful friends, the family decided to move to Emery County. Starting out in Orangeville, Kellie took care of her children and rode her horses in her spare time. For the most part, Kellie spent the rest of her days here in Emery County. Kellie moved to Castle Dale for a few years, she got a job at First Security Bank, and was the "best damn bank teller in town." By this time her two children were all grown up and starting their lives amongst this crazy world.

      In 1999 Kellie had moved to Parowan for a short while, continuing to work for First Security, but then she met the one true man that made her happy, and in a sense, had found peace and a true sense of meaning in her life, besides her children. His name is David J. Taylor, a man who has been right by her side since the day they were married until the day that she had, gone to the other side. Kellie moved back to the town of Emery to start her new life. Mom and David had found a cozy little house a top of the town, looking down on the beautiful landscape of the San Rafael Desert.

      David Taylor is a proud father of four special children: Keith Taylor, Russell Taylor, Jessica Barrett, and Chantel Taylor. Kellie and David always said, Now we have six children. With her David J. by her side there was nothing these two couldn't accomplish. Kellie started the first Organic beef ranch in Utah. She also, loved to ride her horses, watch her cows grow fat, have a warm cup of coffee in the morning and watch the sunrise, watch her humming birds outside her window, garden and tend her roses. She loved to have a clean house. She called herself a domestic goddess. She loved the outdoors and going camping, staring at the sky, playing with her grandkids, being involved in everything her kids did. She loved to laugh. You could never forget her laugh. A friend once wrote to her: Words cannot express the respect and admiration I have for you Kellie. You are truly, a women of timeless strength, dignity, and class. Your qualities will remain forever in my mind of what a strong mother and wife should be. I just wanted to thank you for the time you have blessed this earth and the example you have set for us as a woman, caring mother, and loving wife.

      Kellie was a very classy woman, she always dressed so nice and elegantly., but yet, she could go out on a five-day camping trip and come back in style. She treated people the way she wanted to be treated, and by doing this, she attracted really good friends.

      A special thanks goes out to all her friends for the love and support that my mom received during this tough time. She was never alone, she will be greatly missed in our lives, but she has gone to a better place and you've got to believe that.

      May peace be with you mommy.

      Love your son forever, Kristopher James LaFrentz

      Memorial Mass, Saturday, May 3, 2003, 11:00 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, 210 North Carbon Ave. Price, Utah. Vigil service Friday evening 7:00 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main St. Price. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Friday and Saturday one hour prior to services. Committal service, 2 p.m. at the Emery City Cemetery.

      Kellie requested that instead of sending flowers; please send donations in her name to University of Utah for cancer research: Huntsman Cancer Institute, Attn: Heidi, 2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112"
    Person ID I19517  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2015 

    Father Brent Orion GOTTFREDSON,   b. 31 Jan 1928, Kelso, Cowlitz, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 2014, Marysvale, Piute, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Lola Dawn SMOOT,   b. 25 Sep 1934, Richfield, Sevier, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 2017, Cedar City, Iron, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1954  Kelso, Cowlitz, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 ? LAFRENTZ 
     1. Leslee LAFRENTZ
     2. Kristopher James LAFRENTZ
    Family ID F14582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 David J. TAYLOR 
    Family ID F14663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jun 1957 - Coco Solo, Panama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Emery City Cemetery, Emery, Emery, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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