Karen Joy Allen Tippets

May 5, 2019


Karen Joy Allen Tippets, 70, from Orem, Utah, passed away on April 29, 2019 following unexpected complications from surgery. She was surrounded by family who loved and adored her as she left her home on earth.

A creative spirit and love of music and performing prompted Karen to become very involved in church and community activities for many years. Roadshows, Relief Society, PTA and church socials, dance recitals, Christmas programs, and even parade float building all kept her very busy. Everything she put her hand to was top-notch and beautiful. She was the family “poet laureate” and was always writing poems and songs for others and helping someone with clever ideas. Her handwriting was unique and beautiful and a hand-written note from her was a treasure. She had a fabulous sense of style and was always one of the best-dressed ladies in Utah County.

Karen’s love of her family will be her legacy. Her devotion to her parents, siblings, and children would be what she considered her greatest accomplishment. Although her most recent years were filled with health challenges, her Christ-like love and service will be imprinted on the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Karen is survived by her husband Lewis, children Lori (Dave) Boyd, Traci (Cortney) Scown, Michael (Lisa), and Cameron, her parents (John S. and Betty Lou Bird Allen), siblings John (Tricia) Allen, Cynthia (Robert) Nelson, Michelle (Ryan) Davis, sister-in-law Jan Allen, Dennis Tippets, Mark and Wendy Tippets, 19 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Allen and sister-in-law, Dianne Tippets.

Viewing to be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Funeral Home, 495 South State Street, Orem, UT.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 865 West 1000 North, Orem, UT. A brief viewing will also be held at the chapel from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the funeral services.

Her loss will be felt deeply by many but we know we will see her again, standing straight and tall and waiting to welcome us in Heaven with open arms.

Interment Orem City Cemetery.