1972 ~ 2003
Karen Louise Sanders died suddenly in Grand Junction, CO. on September 7, 2003.
She was 31-years-old.
Born in Price, UT. to Terry Sanders (SLC) and Howard Sanders (Grand Junction) on July 13, 1972. Karen grew up in East Carbon, UT and Glenwood Springs, CO.
Her dream of becoming a registered nurse was dashed by a life threatening heart condition. Karen received a heart transplant at LDS hospital on Dec. 12, 2001. Karen is lovingly remembered for her joyful attitude, her love of missionary work and her passion for good books. She was compassionate and always a peacemaker. For the last year she loved her work at the LDS Humanitarian Center and most recently had started classes at SLCC to pursue a career as a medical assistant.
She is survived by her parents, brother Eric, sister Stacy (Chris) Borgard, nieces Melissa, Amanda, Autymn and Brittany, nephew, Brent.
She is preceded in death by her brother Michael Sanders.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday September 20,2003 at noon at the Sandy Granite View Stake Center 9800 South 3100 East. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Common Thread Transplant House 3601 Little Cottonwood Road, Sandy, UT 84092.
Interment, Hotchkiss, CO.