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Leola Kester

January 26, 1934 — June 13, 2021

Leola Marene Kester, age 87, was born January 26, 1934, to Owen Donald and Iva Pearl Shepherd Kester, in Santaquin, Utah. Passed away June 13, 2021, at a Care Center in Spanish Fork, Utah.


Mom attended schools in Santaquin, and later the family moved to Carbon County where she finished her formal schooling, graduating from Carbon County High School in 1952.


She married Ernest Richard Farnsworth, on March 15, 1954, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They made their home in Santaquin, Utah. Where they raised their family. They later divorced, and Mom moved to Payson, Utah. She lived there for several years before going to the Care Center.


Mom loved camping, reading, crocheting, watching old movies (especially Westerns), and being with friends and family.


She is survived by her three Sons: Dahl (Cherry) Farnsworth, Payson, Utah. Orrin (Jeanette) Farnsworth, Santaquin, Utah. Troy Farnsworth, Eureka, Utah. A Son-in-law Dan Lloyd, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. Her three Brothers Oliver Kester, Nephi, Utah. Laroy Kester, Santaquin, Utah. Donald Kester, Santaquin, Utah. Her two Sisters Cyloneya Miller, Farmington, New Mexico. Jewel Newton, Santaquin, Utah.


She is preceded in death by her Parents and her Daughter Merlene Farnsworth Loyd.


Her Services will take place on Saturday, June 19, 2021. There will be a Viewing at Brown Family Mortuary, 60 S 300 E Santaquin, Utah from 9:30am to 10:30am. Followed by Graveside Services at the Santaquin City Cemetery, 100 E 300 S Santaquin, Utah. Interment will be in the Santaquin City Cemetery.

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Brown Family Mortuary

66 S 300 E, Santaquin, UT 84655

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Santaquin City Cemetery

100 E 400 S, Santaquin, UT 84655

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