Caribou County Sun, 06/22/17
Karen M. Bergholm, age 76 of Soda Springs, Idaho passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, June 12, 2017. Karen was born on April 10, 1941 in Montpelier, Idaho, the daughter of Lloyd and LoNetta Messerly. She attended school in Montpelier Idaho, graduating from Montpelier High School. She married Brent Bergholm on May 15th, 1964 in the Logan LDS Temple. They were blessed with two daughters and one son.
Throughout their early marriage, Karen worked for several banks. Later she worked as a beauty consultant for Avon, which allowed her the time for her most important and favorite job of being a wife and mom.
Brent and Karen, along with their children, have lived in Soda Springs their entire married life. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. She served as the Second Ward Organist/Chorister for over 30 years, a calling that she loved.
Karen was devoted to her husband and her family. She enjoyed the times that she and Brent would ride in the hills. She was an avid photographer and loved taking pictures of wildlife. She enjoyed camping and fishing, cookouts, spending time at their cabin on the Blackfoot Reservoir, and being her grandkids biggest fan. She would enjoy nothing more than following all of her kids to their sports and activities. Karen had a love of music. She enjoyed playing her her baby grand piano, singing, and teaching piano. She also enjoyed sewing, handwork, and growing flowers in her garden.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years and three Children: Brenda Bergholm, Greg and Katy Bergholm, Becky and Alden Bybee all of Soda Springs; 8 Grandkids: Branden, Bailee, Brilee, Brittan, Sage, Maya, Dakota, and Hunter; one Brother: Russell and Virginia Messerly of Sandy Utah; Sister-in-law Becky Messerly of Ogden Utah, Sister-in-law LaRee Bergholm of Nounan Idaho; Brother-in-Law Rod and Sandy Bergholm of Parker Colorado, and Brother-in -Law Rex and Jan Bergholm of Surprise Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Richard Messerly, a daughter-in-law Angie Bergholm, and a brother-in-law James Bergholm.
Services will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Soda Springs LDS Stake Center. Family will visit with friends on Thursday 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home and on Friday 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Church prior to services.