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Obituary for Karen Oborn

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Karen Oborn

April 25, 1935 - May 14, 2012

Karen Purser Oborn North Ogden, Utah – Our beautiful mother, grandmother, and daughter returned to her Heavenly Father Monday May 14th, 2012. Karen was born April 25, 1934 in Logan Utah to Vaughn Purser and Carol Hancey and grew up in Hyde Park, and Ogden Utah.We celebrate her life and will remember all of the happy memories she left with us. With these memories we cry that you are gone, and we smile because we shared them with you. Karen was a wonderful mother, and had a great love for her family and friends. She also loved animals and enjoyed several dogs and cats throughout her life. She had many talents, especially as an artist, she has left us with many beautiful paintings. She graduated from Ogden High School in May 1953, and worked for Mountain Bell and the Boeing Company in Utah as Human Resources Director until her retirement in 1990. Karen and her husband Dale built a family home at Bear Lake doing most of the work themselves, where they spent many happy summers together with family and friends. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.Karen is survived by her loving mother Carol Parker and her husband William (Bill) Parker, son Kelly D. Oborn, daughter in-law Teresa R. Oborn; her grandchildren Nicholas K. Oborn, Lindsey T. Horspool, and Danielle A. Anderson, and five great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Dale R. Oborn, her father Vaughn Purser, her grandfather B. Wilbur Hancey, grandmother Leah Christensen Hancey, step father Charles H. Daniel, and many other dear family members and friends. A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 22, 2012; with a viewing Monday May 21, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th St, Ogden Utah. Internment at Ben Lomond Cemetery 526 E. 2850 N. North Ogden, Utah. Please send us your condolences and a memory at


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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ben Lomond Cemetery


526 E 2850 N, , North Ogden, UT,

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Memorial Information

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: April 25, 1935
Died: May 14, 2012

Condolences for Karen Oborn

Rae Harding posted on 5/24/12

Kelly & TeresaI'm so sorry I missed Karen's funeral. I had cut the first obituary out of the paper, not even noticing that the time said 1:00 am. I only read 1:00. So, on Tuesday I called the mortuary at 12:00 to make sure there was going to be a viewing that day, and the office girl said yes. I then went to the mortuary at 12:30, and noticed no one was there. One of the workers told me the funeral had been at 11:00, and that everyone was gone. He said I might could find you at the cemetery, so i raced out to the cemetery, and everyone was gone.I was devastated that I had missed seeing you and your children. I want you to know that I wouldn't have missed her funeral for the world. We worked together from 1971 to 1990, and had a good working and friendly relationship.Please accept mine and Ralph's condolences on your mom's passing. I know she will be sorely missed.Love - Ralph and Rae Harding


Karin Leslie posted on 5/19/12

Kelly-wanted to offer my condolences on the loss of your mother.Few things are life changing in the same way...take comfort in memories and know love never dies. Blessings, karin