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Obituary for Karen VanDrimmelen Smith

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Karen VanDrimmelen Smith

May 2, 1944 - May 4, 2012

Karen VanDrimmelen Smith 68 passed away May 4, 2012 surrounded by her loving husband and family. She was born on May 2, 1944 to John and Cora (Flint) Van Drimmelen in Ogden Utah. Karen graduated from Bonneville High School where she was a Lakette, she also graduated Weber State Cosmetology School. She married Lewis A Stone, they had three children and later divorced. She then married Edward “Skip” Smith, with whom she spent many happy years.She worked for several years at Sierra Lingerie and later worked and retired from IRS in Ogden. Karen made many dear friends at both places. Anyone that was lucky enough to meet Karen, knew what a loving, caring, special person she was. Karen always had a kind, uplifting word for all and she opened her home to many people through the years. She absolutely loved spending time with her family, and treasured every minute spent with her beautiful grandchildren. Decorating was something she enjoyed.She is survived by her loving husband Edward “Skip” Smith. Her son Casey Stone, stepson Rick Smith (Katie Dignan), and daughters Wendy (Timm) Kleeb, and Tami Masters (Michael Landon), seven grandchildren, one brother, three sisters, many nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and other family members.The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at LDS hospital for the loving care they showed to our Precious Angel.Funeral services will be held on Tuesday May 8, 2012 at 2pm, at Leavitts Mortuary, located at 836 36th St. in Ogden. Viewing will be held on Monday May 7, 2012 from 6-8pm.Please send us your condolences and a memory at


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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for Karen VanDrimmelen Smith

Born: May 2, 1944
Died: May 4, 2012

Condolences for Karen VanDrimmelen Smith

Glenn Wimer posted on 5/9/12

Skip, Thinking of you and your family during this sorrowful time in your lives. Perhaps we can later on talk about it at Riverside.


Bonnie Marshall posted on 5/8/12

I am so sad to hear of Karen's passing. Karen was so genuine and sweet. I have fond memories of all of you, may the Lord bless you at this time and always. Love Bonnie Marshall


Dave and Julie Williams posted on 5/8/12

Wendy and family, We are truly sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. If you need anything at all don't hesatate to call on us. We love you. Dave, Julie and Harley Williams.


Lila Mazie Evertsen Nalder posted on 5/7/12

Karen was my dearest friend through grade school, Jr. High and High School. We lived several blocks from each other and had made a trail, over fences and through back yards, to get to each others homes. We shared so many happy times. Karen was a wonderful friend.


John Ospital posted on 5/7/12

So sorry for the loss of your wife. I always enjoy your company on the golf course and am thinking of you at this difficult time.h4thd


Sharon Brechbill posted on 5/7/12

Sending loving thoughts to you and your family. Karen had a very special soul that will live on in all of your family and all who knew her. I feel lucky to have met her and spent time with her in this lifetime. {Hugs} Sharon


Ruth Anne Flint White posted on 5/6/12

Aunt Ruth Flint and family would like to send our sympathy and love to Karen's family. We loved seeing her at Ruth's 90th birthday party two years ago and glad we had that opportunity to reconnect after many years. Our prayers are with you.Aunt RuthCousins: Ruth Anne White, Nancy Fletcher, Marilee Evans and Bob Flint


Kay Parkinson Remington posted on 5/6/12

Karen was an incredibly sensitive and loving woman. She always made you feel you were important and that said a lot about her. She will always be remembered as an example of christ-like love.


Stephen Flint and Janis Ronnenkamp posted on 5/6/12

We are currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint in New Zealand or we would be in attendance at the funeral to honor and celebrate the life of Karen VanDrimmelen Smith. Karen was always a special and fun loving cousin to be around. I will never forget the Flint family reunions up Ogden canyon in my youth. Karen was always kind and thoughtful and quick to reach out and draw you within her circle of friendship. Although life through the years has naturally caused limited contact with Karen, I will never forget her memory as a cousin I was very fond of in my youth. She has been a wonderful example of a mother, grandmother and wife. We express our sympathy and deepest love to her family at this difficult time.