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Karen Graehl Lewis

April 25, 1958 — November 29, 2023

          Karen entered this world on April 25th, 1958, and stepped back into Heaven on November 29, 2023. Her parents, Alvin Graehl and Marilyn Rasmussen cherished their beautiful baby girl. She became a loving mother, sister, daughter, friend and daughter of God.

          She grew up in a happy family with seven kids and went to Bella Vista, Butler Junior High and graduated from Brighton High School in 1976. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served a mission from 1985 to 1987 in New York City.

          She married in 1989 and even though that relationship ended in divorce, her greatest blessing and love of her life - her son Alex, came from that relationship. She felt blessed to be his mother and friend.

          She loved her family and friends. She was the life of our family and participated in many family reunions and parties. She loved her heritage and worked tirelessly doing genealogy and family history research, providing hundreds of names for temple ordinances so her family can be together forever.

          Karen loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and her mantra was "replace fear with faith." Her greatest loves were: Alex, faith, family, friends, Butterfingers, Squirt soda pop, good food, "Delights" chocolates from Mrs. Cavanaugh's, homemade caramels, the color blue, the ocean, beaches and her beloved dog PI, who understood everything she said to him. She was a talented seamstress, cook, artist, crafter, gardener, and much more. She was compassionate, generous, funny, kind and caring and loved to help others. We will miss her greatly!

          Survived by her son, Alex Lewis (Brea); brothers: Tom Graehl (Marie), David Graehl (Angie), Jim Graehl (Jessica); sister, Sally Graehl; sister-in-law, Laraine Graehl; brother-in-law, Mike Evans; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; all of whom adored her. Preceded in death by her parents; brother, Mark Graehl; and sister, Libbie Graehl Evans.

         There aren’t words enough to express our family’s gratitude and thanks to the many ward members, neighbors and friends who loved and faithfully served her. And especially Brea and Alex, for their devoted care through this very difficult time.

          Karen's favorite thought:

          "When life is over… all that's left is love."

Viewing will be Sunday, December 10th from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 East 7800 South (Bengal Blvd) SLC, Utah. 

The Funeral will be December 11th at 11:00AM in the chapel at Pilgrams Landing 2nd Ward, 3678 N Bluegrass Blvd, Lehi, Utah 84043, where friends and family may also call one hour prior to services. Internment, Mountain View Memorial Estates at 2:00PM.  

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Service Schedule

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Viewing

Sunday, December 10, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Memorial Mountain View Mortuary, Cemetery and Pet Garden

3115 Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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Viewing

Monday, December 11, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

3678 Bluegrass Blvd, Lehi, UT 84043

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 11, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

3678 Bluegrass Blvd, Lehi, UT 84043

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Graveside Service

Monday, December 11, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

Memorial Mountain View Mortuary, Cemetery and Pet Garden

3115 Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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