Loving and cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend Karen Ruth Hunt Burt passed peacefully in her home on May 21st, 2022. She was born May 3rd, 1939, in Salt Lake City, UT, to Kay and Ruth Phillips Hunt and was the oldest of seven children. She was an incredible example to her brother and five sisters. On June 7th, 1963, She married the love of her life Roger Taggart Burt in the Salt Lake Temple and became parents to five loving children.
After graduating from South High School in 1957, Karen attended the University of Utah nursing school and graduated as a registered nurse in 1961. Primarily working as a labor and delivery nurse, she loved children and was passionate about helping them enter this world. After 40 years of dedicated service in the nursing field, she retired.
Karen was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and spent a lifetime of service in various callings, her favorite being ward choir director. She served two missions with her husband, Roger: an inner-city mission in South Salt Lake and one year in the Colorado/Denver North mission, working primarily in the Rawlings, WY area. Karen was also a hostess at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and an organist and ordinance worker in the temple. She was a person of great faith and was always ready to be of service.
Karen had many passions and loved to share them with the world. She loved music, sang in several choirs, and played the piano and organ. She was enthusiastic about needlework and was incredibly skilled at sewing, knitting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, and crocheting. Her great love was hand quilting, and she was a proud member of the Utah Valley Quilt Guild. Karen loved to make a beautiful home and did so by planting flowers, tending to her garden, decorating, and cooking and baking exceptionally well. She dearly loved her grandchildren and delighted in spending time with them, attending their special events, and making them lovely presents. She made the lives of those around her brighter and more beautiful. Her incomparable presence will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Sandra Harding. She is survived by her loving spouse, her five children: Allyson, Brandon (Shauna), Jennifer Wakeland (Christopher), Amanda, Ashley, and bonus daughter, Shelly. She is survived by her ten grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, extended family, many friends, and neighbors.
Funeral services will be held on June 1st at 11AM at the LDS Church at 2790 N Center Street, in Lehi, UT. Interment will follow the service at Memorial Mountain View cemetery at 3115 Bengal Blvd. Cottonwood Heights, UT, 84121.
Friends and family may greet the family at a viewing held the evening before from 6-8 pm or at the viewing an hour prior to the funeral services.