In Memory

James Karren

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04/25/15 06:55 AM #1    

Craig Russell

James Leslie Karren: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT) - Thursday, September 14, 1995

Deceased Name: James Leslie Karren

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, James Leslie Karren, 48, passed away September 11, 1995 as a result of doing what he loved--hiking in Little Cottonwood Canyon.


Born July 6, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Lloyd L. and Lorraine Stewart Karren. Married Sharyle L. Karren March 18, 1972 in the Oakland LDS Temple.


Jim was an active member of the LDS Church. He served a mission in the Gulf States. He spent most of his time with the youth, including coaching and scouting. Jim had a special way of relating to all youth. He graduated from Olympus High School and attended the University of Utah.


Jim was everyone's best friend. His life was spent in the out-of-doors with his family and friends, who loved him. Jim was always happy, the life of the party and will be deeply missed.


Survived by wife; children, Debbie (Todd) Reid, John (Melanie), Kelly, Christina, Jimmy, and Scott; two grandchildren, Kolby and Blair; parents; brothers, Stewart L. (Diana), Jeffrey B. (Kathy), Alan S. (Mary), all of Salt Lake; sisters, Claudia (Lewis) Boone, Salt Lake; and Becky (Gary) Stapley, Mesa, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved.


Funeral services will be held Friday, September 15, 1995, 2 p.m. at the Butler 8th Ward chapel, 3001 E. Creek Road (8100 South). Friends may call at the Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 South), Thursday, September 14, 1995 from 6-8 p.m. and at the church the day of the service from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.


One of Jim's greatest concerns was his children's education. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jim Karren Education Fund at Zions Bank.

09/17/15 11:14 AM #2    

Jeff Karren

Miss you brother - as your little brother I looked up to you and all your Oly buddies.  20 years ago on September 11th - hard to believe.  I remember vividly our last conversation up at the Utah - Utah State game, two days before your death, when you told me of your hiking plans. .

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