Jane Nora Keetch, our beloved mother, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away peacefully in her home in American Fork, Utah on May 13, 2023 surrounded by her loved ones. Jane was born November 4, 1941 to Max Bishop Ingersoll and LaVern Starr Ingersoll in Provo, Utah.
We are so grateful for the knowledge we have that she is reunited with her eternal sweetheart; her mom and dad; her sister; and her brother that she never got to know in this earthly life. We are comforted in knowing she is having a sweet reunion with them and other family and friends that have passed.
Jane graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1960. She moved to Pleasant Grove the summer before 5th grade started. She was sad to leave friends behind in Provo but quickly found a great group of friends (friends she has to this day) and soon learned to love P.G. Jane was involved in school and was part of the Yearbook Club, the Senior Hop Committee, Future Homemakers, and graduated from Seminary. Jane and friends decided to join the band and mom chose to play the clarinet and played in the band for 3 years. She loved being on the pep club her Jr. year and said it was really fun to participate in the practices and be a part of the group that performed during half-time at the home games.
During Jane's sophomore year, she was lined up on a date with Boyd Clarence Keetch. In December of 1960 she was surprised with a diamond engagement ring for Christmas and she married the love of her life, on September 15, 1961 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on April 20, 1996.
Jane worked many places such as Sears, European Health Spa, J. Ralph Binnall (State Farm Insurance), and retired from Albertson's. Jane loved people and made friends easily. She had a multitude of friends throughout her life... those from her childhood, those she went hunting and camping with, those she went on motorcycle trips with, those from work, and those from the ward and neighborhood. Talk to any of them and they can tell you stories about good times and laughing for hours.
Jane was a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved going to church and had many callings she enjoyed (The Conference Center, primary teacher, enrichment leader and others). In a journal entry in 2017 she said: "The things that are constant in my life at this time include church attendance, which I love; temple worker every other Thursday night renting clothing; a calling as a member of the RS activity committee to plan what is beneficial and necessary to fulfill the needs of the sisters in our ward." Jane loved to serve people and did so often.
Jane's greatest love is her family. She loved to take the family on vacations. Some of our greatest memories were made in Hawaii, Yellowstone, Glenwood Springs, CO, Jackson Hole, and Bear Lake. She loved going up the canyon together for hot dog roasts, s'mores, and games. Her Christmas bingo costumes are legendary. She was always the life of the party and curated so many fond memories for her children and grandchildren.
Jane is survived by her children, Darren Boyd Keetch, Gina (Ernie) Forsyth, four grandchildren, Hunter (Steve Peterson) Keetch, Savannah (Austin) Evans, Braden Keetch and Cassidy Forsyth, who love her with all their hearts; sister-in-law, Kitsy Keetch and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Boyd, parents Max and LaVern, her sister Joann Holman, and her brother Max Starr Ingersoll.
Funeral services will be Monday, May 22nd, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the American Fork 26th Ward, 975 North 60 East, American Fork, Utah. A viewing will be held one hour prior for family and friends. Interment will be at the American Fork Cemetery. Arrangements are made under the direction of Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East, 100 North, American Fork, Utah.
Jane and her children wish to express thanks to Jocelyn and Cindy with Elevation Hospice. Their friendship and tender loving care these last several months were a blessing in helping us to care for mom at home. We also want to thank loving ward members, neighbors and friends for their love and prayers during these difficult times.
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