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Obituary: Karen Lee Menlove

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Karen Lee Menlove

1969 ~ 2008

Karen Lee Menlove passed away May 27, 2008 at home.She was born August 5, 1969 in Murray, UT, and was the fourth of six daughters born to Marlo A. and Del Rae Isom Menlove. At age 7 she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and quickly learned to give her own insulin and manage her disease. Her health was a continual challenge. She was a bright, happy, sweet child. She graduated from Hillcrest High School, while concurrently earning her cosmetology license. Most recently she worked as an administrative assistant for an architecture firm.

She married David R. Atkinson in the Salt Lake Temple, May 1990, and they had two boys, Cannon R. Atkinson (15) and Drake M. Atkinson (12). They divorced in 2000.

Her boys are her greatest accomplishment and legacy.

Karen is survived by her parents; her sons; sisters, Cynthia (Chris) Walker, Martha (Ivan) Valdivia, Julie (Mark) Bruderer, Sylvia (Brett) Terry, Heather (Spencer) Smith; and seven nieces and 11 nephews.

A viewing will be held at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State St., Midvale, on Sunday, June 1 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at Union Fort 5th Ward Building, 500 East 6770 South. A viewing will precede the funeral from 10-10:45 a.m. Interment will be at Elysian Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South, Salt Lake City, following the service.