2/4/1997 ~ 12/19/2022
Kiley Sherman, A beloved mother, wife, daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend, Kiley J (Thompson) Sherman left this world after a courageous battle with Serous Ovarian Cancer, at 25, on December 19, 2022.
Born February 4, 1997, in Payson; daughter of Bryan Thompson and Jaime Johnson (stepdad KC Johnson), she was born with a mighty assurance about her that made her stand tall even if she was the cutest little redhead mini-sized girl.
She was known for not holding back her opinion and had a knack for telling it like it is.
Kiley had an unbreakable bond with her “boys.” Kage, Gage, and Shane were her whole world!
Her relationship with her brother, Kage Thompson, was unlike any other. Kiley was a wonderful big sister that taught him a lot and always had his back. She loved having him in tow for all her adventures. Meeting Eli Tomac at Supercross was one of her many favorite stories of their time together.
From the moment they met, Gage Sherman and Kiley were the best of friends. In November of 2018, Gage and Kiley took the vacation of a lifetime to Seaside, OR, where they created many memories and knocked items off the ol’ bucket list. During the trip, Gage proposed to Kiley and vowed to love her for the rest of her days. And that he did! On December 30, 2018, Gage and Kiley married and promised to love and honor each other for as long as both shall live.
Together, they brought an incredible little boy, Shane Robert Sherman, into this world in June 2019.
Being a mother was everything to Kiley. Shane brightens Kiley and Gage’s entire world. She enjoyed watching Shaner learn, grow, and, most importantly, be silly. Shane made the hard days the best! Kiley often enjoyed sitting back and witnessing the incredible dad Gage is to Shane. She love traveling to new places and experiencing the many amazing things life offers with her boys.
The Sherman cabin was a place she found serenity, peace, and gorgeous mountain views. Kiley’s favorite pastime was sitting around a fire, enjoying time on the mountain making memories with friends and family.
Kiley knew everyone and had a plethora of friends that she loved dearly. You could always find Kiley with a soda in hand, Dr Pepper preferably. She was a kind and compassionate person with a laugh that could light up your entire soul. People connected with her!
Life often tested her strength, but she never gave up or gave in. Her sheer determination to live to the fullest never faltered. After searching for answers and being misdirected several times, in October 2020, Kiley was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer.
She wasn’t one to take this diagnosis and let it defeat her. True to her nature, she was committed to being one of the lucky odds to beat this ugly disease. She immediately began her efforts to create awareness and advocate for all who experience ovarian cancer, especially as a young woman. She openly shared her story. She found community in her fight and bonded with many around the world. She inspired women to keep asking questions and learn ways to overcome this disease.
Her fight is our fight! Her memory remains alive through our continued advocacy.
She was kind. She was brave. She was beautiful…and she always will be!
She gave with her whole heart and never ran out. She loved deeply and loudly. (Louder than Gage anyway )
In return, we love her deeply and will praise her loudly!
To know Kiley was to know an incredible woman!
When you think of Kiley, celebrate the good memories you have of her. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest. That’s how Kiley did it!
Now she makes her next step in her journey. Alone? No. She has her inner light and all our love to take with her.
Join in her excitement as she is reunited with her best friend Gabriela Rodriquez, grandpa Robert Thompson, and Shane Sherman (sr).
The family would like to give the deepest heartfelt Thanks to Dr. Kurt, Dr. Cole, Shelly, Bonnie, and Kallie. The care and support you gave our girl in her last weeks will forever be remembered, and we will forever be grateful for it.
We will send our wishes with her at a visitation on January 4, 2023, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary, located at 96 North 100 West in Mt Pleasant, UT. Graveside services will follow at the Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that a donation be made in Kiley’s name to STARR OVARIAN RESEARCH. https://www.staaroc.org/memorials.html
She goes bravely ahead, kindly lighting the way. Leaving us with her beautiful memory til it’s our turn to take that step.
May your light burn as bright as your soul lived.
Fly high sweet Kiley!!
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