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Obituary: Phyllis Karpowitz Sweeten

1918 ~ 2004

Phyllis Karpowitz Sweeten passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday October 19, 2004 surrounded by her loving family. She was 86 years old.

Phyllis was born March 6th, 1918 to Charles Richard Bruno and Leone Olsen Karpowitz in Salt Lake City, Utah, the oldest of six children. She married Robert LaMoyne Sweeten in the Salt Lake LDS Temple November 22nd, 1939. This year will mark their 65th wedding anniversary. A valiant member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she filled many callings and found special joy in serving Primary children and working in the ward library. Phyllis was a woman of vision, talent and dedication. Her inspired sculptures and art work will always be a lasting part of her legacy. Her love of music touched many lives. Her home was the heart and gathering place of the family where they were welcomed with love and open arms. She had the heart of a missionary and a teacher, with an unwavering testimony and love of the scriptures. Together, she and her husband faithfully served three missions: Alaska Anchorage, New Zealand Auckland, and Thailand.

She is survived by her husband, Robert, children, Robert (Deyanne) Sweeten, Toi (Dennis) Nielsen, Heidi Sweeten, Becky (Blaine) Smith, Trace Sweeten; brother, Frank (Alice) Karpowitz; sister, Norma Ahlstrom; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grand-children, all who dearly love her. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Charles (Bud) and Robert Karpowitz, and sister, June Hiatt. The Family would like to thank the doctors, hospice, and loving caregivers for their tender and compassionate care.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 10:00 a.m., at the Valley View 10th Ward, 2000 East 3900 South. Friends and family may call on Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church on Saturday morning from 9:00-9:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Cemetery.