Karen Ann Petersen Poppleton died at home on Friday, June 15, 2012 after a 10 year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was born June 29, 1937 in Salt Lake City to J.Hy and Annie Petersen. She married Warner Bailey Poppleton, April 16, 1964 in the Salt Lake Temple.
She graduated from dear old Davis High School and attended Brigham Young University for 2 years before moving to Arizona where she met Warner Bailey Poppleton at Jacob Lake Lodge. They settled in Glendale, Arizona where they raised their girls Kara Elizabeth and Kristen J’An. They lived there for 30 years until their retirement when they moved back home to Utah to be near grandchildren.
They served two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the first for 18 months to Harare Zimbabwe and the second for 24 months to Bangalore, India where they made many wonderful friends.
Karen was a dedicated visiting teacher. She served faithfully as a Relief Society President, Young Women’s President, Gospel Doctrine teacher and other various callings in the church.
She is survived by her husband Warner, children Kara Sherman (Jonathan), Kristen Sagers (Erich), grandchildren Adam, Emily, Molly, and Matthew Sherman and Sage, Hazel, Ezra, and Max Sagers. Also brothers Hyrum Dewey (Patricia), James Farrell (Karen), Harlow Brent “Gus” (Sandra) and sister Sherie Marlene Camden (Stephen).
She was preceded in death by her parents Annie Mable Kagie Petersen and Joseph Hyrum Petersen and her brother Joseph Gary Petersen (Karen).
Karen’s funeral will be held Friday, June 22, 2012 at 11:00am. It will be held at the Grove Creek 5th Ward building 700 E 500 N Pleasant Grove with a viewing from 9:45-10:45am. A viewing and visitation will be held the evening before at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary 495 S State St. Orem from 6:00-8:00pm. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SundbergOlpinMortuary.com.
The family would like to thank Dr. Krishna Sundar who was Karen’s pulmonologist for his care during her long illness. Also to Brian Voltaw and Riana Laemmlen her nurses from Hearts for Hospice for the care they gave to Karen in her last year. Also, we appreciate the many ward members who came to keep her company and show their love and concern for her.