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Obituary for Karen Jo VanDrimmelen

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Karen Jo VanDrimmelen

April 4, 1943 - March 26, 2018

Karen Jo VanDrimmelen died March 26, 2018. Born in Ogden to Chester Martin and Norma Croshie. She graduated from Ogden High School.

Karen married Thomas VanDrimmelen on April 24, 1981, in Reno, Nevada. Karen made her home in Farr West, Utah where she had many adventures gardening, cooking, and taking care of her family. She loved to travel, go camping, and she could always be found with yarn and crochet hook in her hands. She made so many beautiful things for so many people.

This angel will be missed greatly by her husband, Thomas; daughters, Angela VanDrimmelen and Kassey Mercer; sons, Michael VanDrimmelen and Bryon VanDrimmelen; as well as the dogs, Skeeter and Fonzie; cats, Betty and Frankie.

Till we meet again.

A family graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.



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Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Graveside Service at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park


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Timeline for Karen Jo VanDrimmelen

Born: April 4, 1943
April 15, 1973
One Very Special Mom !
One Very Special Mom !
April 26, 2017
Tom and Karen in Salida, Colorado
Tom and Karen in Salida, Colorado
August 1, 1970
Karen and Angie visiting Grandma and Sid
Karen and Angie visiting Grandma and Sid
January 1, 1955
Aunt Karen holding Lorelei McDonald
Aunt Karen holding Lorelei McDonald
Died: March 26, 2018

Condolences for Karen Jo VanDrimmelen

Garey Kapp & Family posted on 4/3/18

Tommy, we're sorry to hear about Karen’s passing. We know how much joy she brought into your life. She was so kind to everyone. Our prayers are with you and your family. The Kapp Family-your forever neighbors


Sharon Page posted on 4/3/18

I'm so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. She was such a good friend, I have many wonderful memories of our time together. Karen had beautiful eyes and smile, and her laugh was so infectious. I know she loved her family with all her heart. May you all have peace and comfort at this difficult time. Love, Sharon


Amber Christen posted on 4/3/18

Karen is one of the sweetest people, I have ever met. She had such a loving heart and her infectious smile would light up the room. The kind of smile that made you know, how happy she was to see you. So inviting, loving and warm. She always made you feel loved and welcomed. She gave me one of my greatest blessings in life. Her little clone.... my life long friend, Angela. I am forever grateful. So grateful. I will always remember Karen's kindness and strength. My condolences to this amazing family. I love you guys and know how difficult it is to lose a Mom. Hang in there. She will be missed and always in our memories. Rest in Paradise sweet lady.


Andrina Fernandez-Voisard and Michael Voisard posted on 4/1/18

We are so sorry for your unexpected loss. We've heard so many wonderful things about her from Angie and Donavan. Such a beautiful soul that will be missed dearly. Your family is a part of ours and if you guys ever need anything let us know. Hugs and prayers. Love, the Fernandez family.


Arlene Maughan Henley posted on 4/1/18

Dear Tom and family, I am so sorry to read about the passing of your dear wife. I really didn't get to meet her, but I know that both of you were really special together. Adell often told us how great she was as a daughter-in-law. I hope that your memories will sustain you at this time. Our thoughts are with you.


Donavan Fernandez posted on 4/1/18

I just wanted to let everyone know we lost a woman with a huge heart. She always welcomed me a hug and left me feeling loved. I want to say thank you for your daughter, Tom Mikey and Bryan and of course the dogs and all the awesome food you cooked for me. I pray you keep that bright smile with you and big heart you have. We will miss you donavan


Pam Mikesell Richards posted on 3/31/18

I was so sad to hear of Karen’s passing. I remember when I was young her taking me to Pineview dam swimming. She was always sunbathing even if it meant a kiddie pool in the backyard! Fast forward 10 years when Angie and Mike were little we used to go to Dee’s every Saturday and then to Lewis crafts. She was always making things! She was so much fun and I have so many fond memories! I loved her very much! Thank you Tom for making her so happy and giving her and the kids a special life! Aunt Karen truly was an angel in our lives and will be greatly missed.


Lorelei McDonald Oliver posted on 3/30/18

Thank you Aunt Karen for.... teaching me how to ride a 4-'wheeler introducing me to CROWS (the candy) sending me homemade treats at Christmas referring to Norm and myself as "kids" You touched so many lives by sharing your positive attitude and sweet smile.. No matter your circumstances your glass was always half full...if not overflowing! I love you and feel blessed that our lives are intertwined.


DeAnn Cagle posted on 3/30/18

So sorry to hear f her passing. You all were so good to my mother Joan. They are having a great meeting in heaven. Again I'm so sorry. She is now free of her earthly trials.


Sharon Crosbie Hutchinson posted on 3/30/18

I am so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She was such a sweet person. I am her cousin, Harold and Florence Crosbie’s daughter. Karen was always so patient and sweet to us younger cousins. We adored her. With deepest sympathy for your loss.


Kathy Elphick posted on 3/29/18

I am so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. She was such a beautiful person, both inside and out. I will always remember her at Uncle Jim and Aunt Dot's store where she would take us and let us pick a whole sack of penny candy. She is greatly loved and will be dearly missed. My Mom and Dad, her Uncle Harold and Aunt Florence Crosbie, thought the whole world of her. With deepest sympathy Kathy Crosbie Elphick


Mike Masters posted on 3/29/18

So sorry for your loss. Karen and I were cousins on the Crosbie side of the family.