Karen F. Smith
1941 ~ 2022
Karen F. Smith, 79, passed away on March 31, 2022 in South Ogden, Utah after a 3 ½ year battle with cancer.
Karen was born May 18, 1942 to Milton M. Flinders and Myrtle Hadley in the old Dee Hospital that was located on 24th and Harrison Blvd. in Ogden. She lived in Ogden her entire life attending local schools and graduating from Ogden High School in June of 1960.
She married her high school sweetheart Blaine W. Smith on September 18, 1962. They were blessed with two sons, Rian Blaine (Cindy) Smith and Kyle M. Smith. They were grandparents of five beautiful granddaughters and one wonderful grandson, Cielle Jessica Smith (Chris Johns), Riannon Jade Smith, Joslynn (Casey Jefferies), Phoenix Karen Smith and Cameron Smith.
When she graduated from Ogden High, she went to work for her father in their family restaurant, Snappy Service Café located on Washington Blvd. between 26th and 27th Streets. She continued working in the restaurant until her retirement in July 2005. During her tenure at the café she became the owner, chief cook and bottle washer. After retirement she often commented that she didn’t miss the work but she did miss the customers and friends she had made over the years.
She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi service organization. A group she enjoyed and held numerous positions in throughout her life. Karen was an active and faithful member of The Church Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She didn’t like to give talks or teach classes but was always involved with playing the piano or organ throughout her life starting when she was a teenager up until her health would no longer allow her to participate. She enjoyed traveling with friends and family, decorating her home, and was a devoted and active weekly shopper.
The family would like to thank her teams at Huntsman Cancer Center and the nurses at CNS Hospice Care for the care she was given.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 11, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.