In Memory

Mary Louise Kennedy (Skyline)

Mary Louise Kennedy 1945 ~ 2007 Mary Louise Kennedy, 62, passed away on, September 29, 2007, at her residence, Alta Care Center in Salt Lake City, Utah after a lingering illness.She was born on February 28, 1945, the daughter of Richard B. and Mary M. Kennedy. Raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, graduated from Skyline High School. Louise was a very talented violinist and played in the West Valley Symphony for a few years. Although she had challenges, she made the best of her life and was a happy individual. Married Lauren Miller, later divorced. Married Leroy Elder in the Jordan River Temple, later divorced. Survived by sister-in-law, Beverly Kennedy, nephews, Rick, Bob (Lori) and Dave Kennedy, nieces, Janet Kennedy and Lisa Holm, several cousins, and her extended family at Alta Care Center. Preceded in death by her father, mother and brother, Victor L. Kennedy. Graveside service for family members will be at 11 a.m. on Wed. Oct. 3, 2007, at Logan City Cemetery. Funeral directors, Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alta Care Center in Mary Louise's name. Online Condolences may be shared with the family at


A Tribute Sent To Louise's family/ Newspaper Guestbook:

October 08, 2007

Dear Kennedy Family:

Our graduating class -- the Class of '63 from Olympus and Skyline high schools -- keeps track of our former classmates, which explains how news of Mary Louise's passing came to my attention.

As I recall, Mary Louise was raised in an East Millcreek neighborhood just east of mine. She joined many of us at Evergreen Junior High in 7th grade, and was special in that she reminded most of us that learning to be kind, patient and tolerant was part of growing up.

I remember her in orchestra where she was indeed a very competent violinist despite some daunting learning challenges. Mr. Hogenson, our superb music teacher and a violist in the Utah Symphony, was particularly effective with her.

I was also impressed that her parents wisely opted to keep her in the “mainstream,” which was of considerable benefit to her and her classmates as well.

I was thrilled to read that she led a full and complete life and was not at all surprised to learn that she continued to be very kind to all she met.

RB Scott
Boston, MA.