Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 13, 2019
Karen DeSpain

Obit Karen DeSpainKaren DeSpain passed away unexpectedly in her sleep Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. She was born Oct. 23, 1957, in Murray, Utah, to Rolin and Judy DeSpain.

She graduated from Tooele High School in 1976 and currently worked as a business analyst for the State of Utah. She also loved to travel.

Karen made her home in Olympia, Washington, for 20 years where she was able to be near her daughter and grandchildren and see her grandchildren grow up. They were without question the loves of her life.

Karen will be dearly missed by her daughter, Lindsay; son-in-law, Jeff; grandchildren, Braydon, Michael, Mitchell, and Ashlin; her mother, Judy Evans Morris of Tooele; brother, Russell (Teresa) DeSpain; sister-in-law, WonYoung DeSpain Johnston; and brother, Michael (Cheryl) DeSpain. She is also survived by her cousin and best friend, Stacey Bice, and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rolin DeSpain; brother, Loyd DeSpain; and her step-father, James Morris.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, 11 a.m., at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele, Utah. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.


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