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Janet Shirley (Pulley) Kummer

July 10, 1943 ~ March 14, 2019 (age 75)

Our beloved wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt, and friend, Janet Shirley Pulley Kummer, age 75, returned home to her Heavenly Father on March 14, 2019, surrounded by her family.  She was born on July 10, 1943 in San Fernando, California, to Dean Joseph and Gladys Mecham Pulley.  She married Duane LeGrand Kummer on June 5, 1964 in the Salt Lake Temple. 

Mom grew up in Strawberry, Utah, and attended Duchesne High School. She spent a lot of time at the home of her Grandma Mecham, whom she dearly loved. She later moved to Salt Lake to attend the University of Utah.  Mom was employed at LDS Hospital where she married her boss and love of her life.  They would send love letters through the hospital messaging tube system, hoping they would get to the right person.  Their love for each other was shown in every action for nearly 55 years.

Mom and Dad raised their family in West Jordan, where they lived in the same home for 44 years.  It was there that they taught their children the values of compassion, hard work, and service. They later moved to Grantsville to spoil their grandkids and help teach them the same values.  Every grandchild loved to talk to Grandma; they knew that her love was unconditional.

The legacy of mom’s life was her family.  She was a devoted Mom who was eager to participate in any activity her children were involved in, from PTA President to the most enthusiastic side-line cheerleader. She adored her grandchildren, and they adored her. She enjoyed traveling in the motorhome, usually with family, to church history and historical sites. Nauvoo was a particular favorite of hers.

Mom had an unwavering testimony of the Gospel.  She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she served in many callings in Primary, Young Women’s, and Relief Society and made life-long friends. Mom loved family history and spent years researching her family and learning about their life stories. 

Survived by her husband, Duane; son, Brian (Laura) Kummer; daughter, Tami (Bob) Chambers; daughter, Christy (Ryan) Wangsgard; grandsons, Andrew and Coy; granddaughters, Madison, Ashley, Alyssa, Whitney, Courtney, Lindsey, and Mailey; great-grandson, Luke;  sisters, Coleen (Don) Layton, Launa (Kevin) Smith, Pam Kent, and Jackie (Rick) Thomas; brother, Kenneth (Paula) Ivie; brother-in-law, Glenn Kummer; and many nieces and nephews.

Welcomed back to her heavenly home by her son, Jeff Kummer; sister, Patsy Pulley; parents; stepfather, Ken Ivie; parents-in-law Ralph and Beatrice Kummer; and brothers-in-law, Ricky Kent and LaMar Kummer.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 20th at 11:00 at the Grantsville West Stake Center, 115 East Cherry Street.  Viewings will be held on Tuesday, March 19th from 6:00-8:00 and on Wednesday, March 20th from 10:00 to 10:45, also at the Stake Center.  Interment will take place at Redwood Memorial Estates in West Jordan under the care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home.


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