Cover photo for Karen Woodman's Obituary
Karen Woodman Profile Photo
1933 Karen 2023

Karen Woodman

June 14, 1933 — June 25, 2023

 

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 preceded in death by her parents Elwynn S. Hewlett, Edna O Sherwood Hewlett, her sister Joan Cramer (Red), Elwynn (Wink) Hewlett (Mona), and her grandson Joshua Harden.

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.

If you would like to livestream the service, please use the following link and information:

https://zoom.us/j/94329861078

Meeting ID 943 2986 1078
Passcode is 699880

Interment will follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Karen Woodman, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Family Viewing

Friday, June 30, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Family Viewing

Saturday, July 1, 2023

10:00 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, July 1, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 435

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree