Karen Sessions passed away on January 17, 2022. Her final days were spent surrounded by loving family and friends touched by Karen throughout her memorable life.

Karen was born on November 19th, 1940 in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended West High School where she participated in the Pep Club and played tennis. She also received several awards for her knowledge of the scriptures. She attended modeling school at age 18 and completed several modeling jobs before her path lead her elsewhere. She successfully retired from Hercules where she worked as an Executive Contract Administrator.

Karen was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she faithfully served in various positions including Relief Society Instructor, Scribe to her husband, the Stake Patriarch, and an Ordinance Worker in the Jordan River Temple.

Karen married William Boyd Sessions in the Salt Lake City Temple on November 18th, 1995 where they were sealed together for time and eternity. Karen loved camping with her husband, bowling, making crafts by knitting, crocheting, and cross-stitch. She was an avid reader. She loved sports, especially football and basketball, and would attend Utah Jazz games with her husband. She especially loved watching the Utah vs. BYU football games where she would cheer for the Utes and her husband would cheer for the Cougars!

Leading and preparing the way, Karen is preceded in death by both her parents, Oscar & Thelma (Kinder) Andreasen; her husband, William Boyd Sessions; two sisters, Wanda King & Kathleen Whittle; one brother, Karl Andreasen; and two Step-sons, Don Irwin & DeWayne Sessions.

Karen will be missed and remembered by surviving members of her family (and their spouses): Her sister, Peggy Hailstone (Darrell); her daughter, Patti Christie (David); her step-son, G.P. Sessions (Maria); and her step-daughters Nancy Ritter, Joyce Lemon (Randy), Debbie Cheney (Bryan), Diann Sessions, & Kathy Irwin as well as their children.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to the Legacy House of Taylorsville as well as Inspiration Hospice for your love and care of our sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Your love and support is greatly appreciated.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah starting at 11:00 AM. A viewing will be conducted one hour prior to the service. A dedication of the gravesite will be held following the service in the Park City Cemetery.



Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary
2350 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Funeral Service

Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Lawn Chapel
2350 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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Larkin Sunset Lawn
2350 E 1300 S
Salt Lake City, UT

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Jan 20, 2022

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NEXT Daniel "Dan" Curtis Brock Daniel "Dan" Curtis Brock


I worked with Karen at Hercules, She was was one of my favorite co-workers. We spent hours together, at year end, preparing for next years Authorization Orders on R&D Programs. She was a great friend to have. She loved her daughter so much, and I remember when she got engaged. A brighter light came over her soul. Best wishes to Her Family, You will All Meet Again. Sincerely, Kevin LaMont Smith

Kevin LaMont Smith Jan 21, 2022