Karen Hirschi Craig passed away on July 25, 2017. She was born on June 17, 1942 in Salt Lake City, Utah and was raised in Montpelier, Idaho. After high school, she served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern States. That mission was later split and she served in the Palmyra Mission and had the opportunity to participate in the pageant.
Karen was married in the Logan Temple on Aug 10, 1965 to Rick Craig. They had 10 wonderful children - Lisa (Mark) Tracy, Connie (Dave) Hogan, Susan (Steve) Wilson, Jason (Andrea) Craig, Michael (Shelley) Craig, Jennifer (Jeff) Jochimsen, Amy Craig, Scott (Carri) Craig, Heather (Ben) Plaizier, Kamee (Jim) Groethe. They were the joy of her life and she was so thankful that she was able to stay home and raise them without having to work. She is survived by her husband, 36 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She made sure that every family member supported the others in whatever they were doing.
As the family grew, she instituted a program that each family would be in charge of a Christmas project in December rather than exchanging Christmas Gifts. The entire family would work on the project. The recipients have been YCC, Primary Children’s Hospital, Christmas Box House, Ronald McDonald Houses in SLC and Cleveland, children in a village in Iraq, Lincoln Elementary School, supplies for flood victims in Thailand, the LDS Humanitarian Center, a children’s hospital in Missouri, food for disadvantaged children in Kirksville Missouri, presents to the George E. Wahlen Veterans Home and the Festival of Trees.
Karen emphasized church, emergency preparedness and gardening to her family.
Karen served in many capacities in the church including the Primary and Relief Society and enjoyed being a visiting teacher. Later in life she served a full-time mission with her husband in the Utah Ogden Mission. Rick and Karen were responsible for working with a group of senior missionaries which was a great experience. The young missionaries became a second family to her.
She fulfilled the measure of her creation.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the people at Mt. Ogden Health & Rehabilitation Center and IHC Hospice for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the LDS Church’s Perpetual Education Fund.
The viewings and funeral will be at the Pleasant View 2nd Ward at 250 W. Elberta Drive, Pleasant View. A viewing will be held on Friday, the 28th of July from 6 - 8 pm. Services will be Saturday, the 29th of July at 12 pm with a viewing from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Interment will be at the Ben Lomond Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Myers Ogden Mortuary.