Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 24, 2022
Karlla Jane Anderson Hammond

Obit Karlla Jane Anderson HammondOur dear beloved mother, Karlla Jane Anderson Hammond, 85, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 19, 2022, in Tooele, Utah.

Karlla was born in Tooele, Utah, to George Denton and Mary Lazich Anderson on March 12, 1937, she being the oldest of five. She was raised in Tooele and graduated from Tooele High School in 1954 at the top of her class, turning down the honor of valedictorian so it could go to someone else.

She met the only special love of her life Dean Martin Hammond. They married March 18, 1955. They settled in Grantsville where they built their home and began their family. Together they raised five beautiful children they were very proud parents of.

Over the years she held many jobs to help support their growing family. She retired as a parts specialist from the Tooele Army Depot in 1993.

She and Dean spent every moment together until Dean’s passing in 2002. Their family grew from five children to a very large family of 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Karlla is survived by her five children Karlla (Wylie) Peterson, Willard (Linda) Hammond both of Grantsville, Dane (Tamera) Hammond of Salt Lake City, Tessie (Jeff) Middleton of Sandy, and Martin (Lori) Hammond of Spring Creek, Nevada; and sisters Andielyn Anderson and Sylvia (Russell) Stapleton of Tooele.

She was proceeded in death by her husband Dean Hammond, parents George and Mary Anderson, brothers Timothy and Matthew Anderson, and one great-grandson Luke Hammond.

Services will be held at the chapel at 81 N. Church St., Grantsville. A viewing will be Wednesday May 25, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday May 26, 2022, at 11 a.m., with a viewing one hour prior.

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