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Obituary: Karyl Bee Dale Vett

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"Will Be Missed"

Our beautiful wife, mother, daughter, and sister, Karyl Bee Dale Vett, passed away at home September 13, 2003 in Dallas, Texas after a short battle with brain cancer.

Karyl is the daughter of William M. and Lynnette Barrus Dale, born Nov 23, 1954 in Salt Lake City. She attended schools in Salt Lake City and graduated fro

m Highland High School and LDS Seminary, 1973. A gifted musician, she played violin in the Mormon Youth Symphony and often as soloist and in duet. As a pianist she often accompanied other musicians, and choruses.

An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in many callings including ward organist, Relief Society president, and Primary president (her favorite calling); working with children was one of her passions.

Karyl became a "second mom" to many missionaries serving in the Dallas, TX area; having them for dinner frequently, but always at Christmas and Thanksgiving. She was quick to help the missionaries where she could, and assisted them when they were transferred. She was also a lover of animals paying for unclaimed pets needing veterinary care.

Karyl married Drew Brown, 1976; later divorced. They have two children, Melissa Kaye Brown, a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University; and Jordan A. Brown, a former missionary in Italy, and graduating senior at BYU.

Karyl married Thomas Vett in Austin, TX, 1994. In their short time together they have traveled extensively in the U.S., Europe, Central America, Pacific Islands, Australia, Northern Canada, but loved calling Texas their home.

Karyl is survived by her husband, Tom; daughter, Melissa; son, Jordan, all of Dallas; parents, Salt Lake; brother, Paul (Suzette), Gilbert, AZ; sisters, Mary Lynn Mickelson (Jim), Big Piney, WY, Nita Ann Milner (Scott), Linden, UT; Amy Jo Schulz (Peter), Salt Lake; 12 nieces and nephews; and 10 grandnieces and nephews.

Karyl lived her life with grace and dignity and will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew her.

Funeral and interment will be in Dallas, TX.