Mavis A. Kepler, age 90, a resident of University Place, Wa, died on Sunday, October 12, 2014, at her daughter’s in Maple Valley, Wa. Mavis was born on December 28, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Clifford Larson and Alma (Thompson) Larson.
She Married Robert F Kepler on November 9th 1944. The couple raised 5 children. Robert F. Kepler Jr. (wife Paula) Connie K Gaylord, April M. Gentili, (Husband Gordon), Harry G. Kepler and Kim I Jezek (husband Gary) Mavis is survived by all her children, 14 Grand Children, and 14 Great Grand Children, and her favorite little partner Chloe. Greg Gaylord,(Wife Cindy) and Daughter Gracie and Allie. Gerald Gaylord, Daughter, Shawnee, and Son Hunter, Keith Kepler (Wife Amy) and Son Oliver, Erik Kepler, Son’s Ethan, and Collin, Anthony Gentili, (wife Isabel) Son Alexander and Daughter Nicole, James Gentili, Son Caden, Gina (Gentili) Hill, (husband Joe), Carie Williams, (husband Jim) Daughter’s Alissa and Ashlie and Son Isaiah, Kathryn Haithcox, (husband Bryan) and Son’s William and Bradley, Kristine Kepler, Angie (Kepler) Hansen (husband Dan), Harry (Kepler) Karney, Deanna Jezek and Anna Jezek (fiancé Terrence Koger).
Before Mavis went to be with the Lord, she had been reading Act Chapter 9. In this chapter it spoke of Peter reaching out to Tabitha who had died and he went and saw her and then saying take my hand and she was alive.
Mavis was an avid Bingo player she was always playing for that next big pot. She loved life and spent the majority of her life going to church and bible studies and praying for all those that needed her prayers. She loved all of her children and lived for all of them.
We all loved her dearly and she will be greatly missed.
Mavis’s husband Robert, preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the North End Community Church at 3502 N Mullen, Tacoma, Wa
Grandma was a caring and generous person who was still fiesty and full of life up util she passed. She loved the ocean, she liked the colors of the leaves as it changes to fall and she was always looking for the next adventure or something fun to do. I took her on several road trips, took lots of pictures and am grateful for every moment I was able to spend with her. I am sad to see her go and will miss her greatly but I keep in mind that through the many conversations I had with her she will always be a part of me. She was able to touch many people during her long life and I can't remember any that didn't immediately fall in love with my grandma. Another thing to keep in mind is that she loved her family very much and was always willing to help where she could. She didn't want us to be sad and mourn forever because she is right where she wants to be, in heaven watching over us and feeling strong, vivacious and healthy. --Deanna Jezek
Great job Kim!!--Paula
Mavis (Mom), you are a diamond♦‼;-) thank you from the center of my being;you gave so much of yourself and expected nothing, you touched my life and gave new meaning to it. I will miss your hugs and your loving advice, I will long for your voice to speak and fill my thoughts with new thoughts of hope and with the words that sound so moving it would take my breath away. My life was filled with laughter when you were in it, that is what I shall miss the most. God has blessed me by allowing me time to get to know you, to be touched by the strength in you. You are a beautiful spirit and I'm greatful to have been apart of your life. Thank you for needing me/thank you for confiding in me/ most of all/thank you for loving me too. Now you can run as fast as you want and catch the things that got away. Peace be with your children and all who mourn your loss, may God bless each and everyone of your grandbabys and great grand babies with the memories of you and your time together. I would of held your hand, I'll miss you..
♥With love and respect. Little girl✴