Karen Gwen Hewlett Woodman
June 14, 1933 - June 25, 2023
Karen Gwen Hewlett Woodman, a devoted mother, faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, and beloved wife, passed away on June 25, 2023 at the age of 90. She was born on June 14, 1933, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Elwynn S. Hewlett and Edna O. Sherwood.
Karen graduated from San Luis Obispo Senior High School and it was during her time in school that she met her beloved Charles Woodman in 8th grade. Their connection grew over the years, and they were married shortly after graduating high school, on July 14, 1951. Their remarkable journey of love and companionship spanned an incredible 72 years, creating a legacy of devotion and partnership.
A lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Karen found solace and strength in her faith. She actively served in various church callings throughout her life, including Relief Society President, Primary President, and Young Women's President. Karen's dedication to her faith and her service to others touched many lives and left an indelible impact on her community.
Karen and Charles created a beautiful legacy, which extends beyond their immediate family. Their love and care reverberate through the lives of their 34 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren. Karen cherished each and every one of them dearly, fostering deep connections and creating lasting memories.
Karen's love for children and her role as a mother brought her immeasurable joy. She wholeheartedly embraced the joys and challenges of motherhood, cherishing the moments shared with her eight children: Jeff (Debbie) of Mesa, Arizona; Laurie Harden (Tim) of Frisco, Texas; Kurt (Brenda) of Galesburg, Illinois; Tim (Lori) of Gilbert, Arizona; Eric (Sharla) of Riverton, Utah; Charlie (Cheryl) of Reno, Nevada; Brad (Libby) of Spring Creek, Nevada; and Cliff (Holly) of Pleasant Grove, Utah.
In addition to her role as a mother, Karen and her husband Charles also served together as senior missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints. For 18 months, they dedicated their time and efforts to serving in the Oregon Portland Mission, spreading love, faith, and compassion to those they met along their journey.
Karen is survived by her loving husband Charles Woodman, their children, and her cherished sister, Katherine Thompson (Fred) of Riverton, Utah, and her two brothers, Robert (Chip) Hewlett (Lori) of Brigham City, Utah, and James (Biff) Hewlett (Linda) of American Fork, Utah.
Karen will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her family and all those whose lives she touched. Her legacy of love, faith, and devotion will forever remain an inspiration to all who knew her.
A viewing will be held the night before her memorial service on June 30, 2023 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at McDougal Funeral Home in Taylorsville, Utah.
Memorial services will be held on July 1st, 11:00 am at Country Park 8th Ward 1988 West 11400 South, South Jordan, UT. There will be a viewing prior to the services from 10:00-10:45 AM.
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Interment will follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT