Karl Newell Checketts
April 6, 1940 ~ August 28, 2012
Viewing: Family will greet friends on Saturday at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Funeral services: Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ogden Valley Deaf Branch, 5640 South 850 East, Ogden, with Branch President Mark Erwin conducting.
Interment: Bear River City Cemetery.
OGDEN - Our loving brother, uncle and friend, Karl Newell Checketts, 72, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at his home in Ogden, Utah.
He was born on April 6, 1940 in Tremonton, Utah, a son of Newell "C" and Rula Hannah Rasmussen Checketts.
Karl worked for more than 35 years at Deseret Industries retiring in 2004.
He attended and graduated from the Utah School for Deaf and Blind in Ogden, Utah.
Karl was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Ogden Valley Deaf Branch.
The family would like a special thanks to Symbii Hospice and especially Mary Hunt the lead nurse for their love and dedication to Karl.
Surviving are three siblings, Ilene (Sheridan) Hatch, Gilbert, Arizona; Preston J. (Louise) Checketts, Bear River City, UT; Rex A. (Denece) Checketts, Bountiful, UT.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ogden Valley Deaf Branch, 5640 South 850 East, Ogden, with Branch President Mark Erwin conducting. Family will greet friends on Saturday at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment will be in the Bear River City Cemetery.
I have known Karl for many years and just knowing him has been a pleasure just seeing in the deaf branch. I am sorry to see him go will remember for the service he has done for us at the deaf branch.
Karl, you always managed to make me laugh and to cheer me up. Your attitude of service and your longevity are an inspiration to all of us. I have great love for your dear parents and for all of their children. Thanks, Karl. Your cousin,
With the great and varied threads that connect one family with another, I send condolences from the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind community (as a former employee) and from the extended Backman families, for whom a sadness in one is in all. Please know you are held in many hearts today.
Karl has been my neighbour for the past 6 years. He communicated his friendship and kindness in his own special way. He will be sadly missed in the halls at Colonial Court. My condolences go to his family.
Our deeply sympathy the loss of loving one who touch us with his glorify shining charity. Been with him at Utah School for the deaf. Lord bless his family & friends with comfortable.
My wife and I have known Karl for about10-12 years and always enjoyed his happy smille and greetings to us. He was very faithful in all his church duties and that was amazing. He will be sorely missed in the Branch and our lives.
Karl has been a family friend for my entire lifetime. I will always remember him for his kindness, engaging smile and sense of humor.
There is a reunion going on with his parents and the close-knit members of Branch for the Deaf members that have already passed on including my parents.
To Karl's family: I adored Karl. Whenever I saw him in our common ward building or when I was serving at the Ogden temple, my spirit was lifted and I was so happy to see him. He is a dear, dear man. You must have been an influence for good in Karl's life for him to have been able to give so much happiness to others. My condolesces to all of you.