Karen Memmott Bingham

Karen Memmott Bingham

September 2, 1951 - September 16, 2022

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KAREN'S OBITUARY

Karen Memmott Bingham, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother left this life on September 16, 2022 to join her mother, father, and other loved ones who preceded her in death. Karen passed away after a long and courageous battle with a rare neurological disease, corticobasal degeneration.

Karen was born on September 2, 1951 to Clarence and Utahna (Wilson) Memmott in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she lived a happy childhood as the only child of her dear parents.

Karen met Larry John Bingham on a blind date and, after dating for a year, married him for time and all eternity on August 6, 1977 in the Salt Lake Temple. She and Larry went on to have two sons, Gavin and Corey, whom they lovingly raised in the Salt Lake Valley. 

A woman of diverse interests and talents, Karen spent her life engaged in multiple artistic pursuits including sewing, quilting, stained-glass, painting, as well as becoming particularly gifted at embroidery. She was also interested in architecture, having studied drafting in college. Karen was educated and obtained great skill as a cosmetologist. As a result of her interests, she spent years providing her sons with convenient in-home haircuts and homemade Halloween costumes (we still haven’t received the bill).

Karen lived a full life and was greatly loved by all around her. As an only child, she knew what it was like to grow up feeling lonely, and, as a result, spent her adult life “adopting sisters;” Karen treasured the meaningful, long-lasting relationships she created with the many great women she met throughout her life.

Karen loved living in Utah with her family and found particular joy viewing changing autumn leaves on long drives through the canyons. Together with her husband as her perfect traveling partner, Karen traveled many places in the world. She was always willing to be adventurous and try any crazy thing her husband was doing like driving dune buggies, riding motorcycles, and even flying in a ParaPlane powered parachute.

Karen was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She, herself, compared her relationship to God as “a patient, tender parent leading me along while I was kicking and screaming all the way.” During her life, Karen served faithfully in callings in the Relief Society, Primary, Sunday School and others. She found particular joy serving as a worker in the Jordan River Temple.

Karen is survived by her husband, Larry, her two boys, Gavin and Corey, and their wives, Lesa (Lowery) and Ashley (Brimhall), as well as many other “adopted siblings” and friends. Karen is also survived by her five granddaughters Noelle, Sabrina, Ivy, Lillian, and Emilia, whom she loved more than anything else. Karen, we love you and can't wait to see you again!

Lastly, Karen and her family want to give special thanks to various friends, neighbors, and especially Karen’s nurses and caregivers at Atlas Homecare & Hospice for the exceptional care and support they provided Karen and Larry during the hardest year+ of their lives. We can never thank you enough!

A graveside service in honor of Karen will be held on Wednesday, September 21st at 3:00 PM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery, 6500 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84123.

 

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2022
Wendy Campbell (Richardsen)  
Steve Canning  
Janae Crawford (Wootton)  
Patsy Griego (Davis)  
Betty Lou Hodges (Howard)  
Margo Kinghorn  
Karen Memmott (Bingham)  
Steve Rose  

2021
Doug Butler  
Jay Frischknecht  
Gay Lynn Martin (Giolas)  
Roger Oettli  

2020
Randal Buie  
Mike Defa  
Larry Eskelson  
Yvette Landes (Wheeler)  
Denny Smith  

2019
Kathie Platt (Watson)  
Craig Winn  

2018
Linda Gregerson (Young)  
Judy Lewis (Allgood)  
Mark Liddle  
Joseph Nielson  
Marilyn Shaw (Powell)  

2017
Michael Goeckeritz  
Paul Holdaway  
Thomas C. Johnston  

2016
Ida Cannon  
Mark Fewkes  
Casey Pons  
Ruth Anne Smith (Erickson)  

2015
Wilkins "Wick" Goodrich  
Verna Kay Gordon  
Eppy Martinez  

2014
Mary Joan Aase (Allred)  
Patricia Rae Atkinson  
Danny Tripp  

2012
Karl Johnson  
Claudia West  

2011
Claudia Cox  
Craig Hansen  

2010
Rick Copier  
Cherron White (Phelps)  
Victor (Skip) Wright  

2009
Connie Colt (Boulton)  
Harold Devargas  
Carolee LeMon (Rackham)  
Dennis Loertscher  
Gaylyn Morgan (Padilla)  
Barbara Riley (Kleemeyer)  

2008
Joey Baldini  
Betty Cohen (Sandquist)  
Sarah Draney (Mast)  

2007
Fred Hultquist  
Seidi Winters  

2006
Gene Carson  
Ronald Fawson  
Leslie Heddlesten  
Lavina Wood  

2005
Stephen Craig  
Gary Foster  

2003
Rose Marie Hadley (Cummings)  
Steven Morby  

2002
Sylvia Bierman  
LeGrand Richter  
John Wright  

2000
Gary Powell  
Linda Schmachtenberger  
Vickie Sopko (Ligeros)  
Kay Terrry (VanWyngaarden)  

1998
Carla C. Smith (Demke)  

1997
Jan Buckner  
Steven Maxwell  

1996
Charlene Broadhead  
Allen R. Smart

1995
Doug Crow  
John Gatzemeier  
Travis Mazzei  
Waynette Morgan (Willits)  
Wilma Spencer (Wood)  

1994
Rory Reynolds  

1992
Ken I. Turpin  

1989
Ryan Gale  

1988
Kathy Bowers (Everett)  

1987
Tom Harrison  

1982
Susan Schon (Werner)  

1979
Janet Riley (Mecham)  

1978
Herbert Rosner  

1976
Robert Sackett  

1975
Kathy Johnson  

1974
Hal Lloyd  

1972
Mary Ann Collins  
Jack Crow  
William Denison  
Charles Martinez  

1970
Fred Dominguez  
Kent Page  

1968
Richard Cramer  

1966
Charles French  

DECEASED YEAR UNKNOWN
Rick Homes  

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