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Obituary for Karen Ethel King

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Karen Ethel King

February 24, 1940 - December 14, 2017

Karen Ethel Fife King passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 14, 2017. She was born February 24, 1940, to Joseph and Marion Johansen Fife in Ogden, Utah.

Karen graduated from Ogden High School and attended Weber State College. She married Wayne King October 26, 1959, in Ogden, Utah. The marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple January 22, 1967.

Karen worked for Ogden Clinic as a Medical Assistant and then worked for Dr. Robert C. Newman for many years. She was actively involved in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holding many different callings. She loved visiting teaching the best. She loved to go camping and enjoyed traveling and vacationing with her family and husband of 58 years. Karen was always kind, loving, and giving. Her hospice nurse described her as “amazing”. She devoted her life to family and friends in making everyone feel happy and special. At this time of year, we will especially miss her Christmas corn flake Christmas wreath treats. Karen loved everyone and in return everyone loved her.

Karen is survived by Wayne King her husband, Kenneth (Eileen) King her son and Jimmey (Amy) King her son. Other family members include two sisters, Beth (Wilmer) Kenley and Rita (Lupe) Colunga. She has seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Larry Wayne King, a brother Don Fife, and a sister Zona Bingham.

Funeral services will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 11:00 am with a viewing held prior from 9:45 – 10:45 am.

Interment will be at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.



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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 10:45 am

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: February 24, 1940
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LOIS GARCIA posted on 1/4/18



Lee A. Garner posted on 12/21/17

Ken and Eileen, and all of the King family: With all of our love to you on your loss at this time, we know how you feel and share your grief. Your mom was a priceless Princess and so caring, sweet and loving every time we were with her. As our younger children grew up together they always commented on what wonder mother and grandma she was... that was a special compliment to her and her family! With our limited mobility we could not attend the services but our love and thought's were with you. We are so thankful for your love and friendship to us and all of our family...and know your love for your Ward is shared to every member! With all of our tender love, (Bishop) Lee and Shirley Garner and Family


Bruce C. Hartman posted on 12/21/17

Dear Wayne and Kenneth, My wife and I were saddened to hear of Karen's passing. Unfortunately, we were out of town and unable to attend the services. May we express our deepest condolences to you both. Wayne. Thank you for helping me along the challenging path of law enforcement. I always appreciated you as a leader and mentor. My years at the Sheriff's Department were enriched by your support and guidance. (I really miss those early days with you, Ed, George and Dick) May you have support from your family, as you grieve. Remember, the Lord will bless and continue to support you. You will see Karen again. It will be a wonderful reunion for you in Heaven. Kenneth. Thank you for your love and support during Dennis Price's passing. I am so glad that I met you. You are a wonderful example to your family, and to your ward family. Your mother was a beautiful lady. I am sure that you are missing her deeply. Take good care of your father. I have always respected Wayne. He was a great leader. He taught me so much. With Love and respect, Bruce Hartman Ogden, Utah


Jerry wilkinson posted on 12/19/17

Jim, I send my deepest sympathy for your loss. It is a tuff time of year to lose a loved one ( I lost my mom 2 years ago this month) I wish you and your family nothing but happiness as you go through the holiday season. Best regards, Jerry wilkinson


Dan Burnside posted on 12/18/17

Wayne and Jim I am so sorry for your loss Dan Burnside


Dale B. schultz posted on 12/16/17

Karen was always so happy and loving. She helped me through some difficult times with love and understanding. I will never forget her smile and her laughter. Our sympathy to her family.


Loren Dean Schultz posted on 12/16/17

My Aunt Karen had a special gift of walking into a room and changing the atmosphere into love and happiness. She will always hold a special place in my heart. My condolences to Karen's immediate and extended family.


Paul Don Schultz posted on 12/16/17

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. I'm going miss my aunt Karen a lot.