Karen Wood Obituary- Death: Karen Brockbank Wood of Logan, Utah,, reportedly died on February 27, 2022, at the age of 66 following complications from Covid pneumonia. Karen passed on peacefully at home, surrounded by her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Karen was born on February 1, 1956, in San Bernardino, California, while her father was a medical doctor in the United States Air Force. He used to joke with her that she was the ugliest baby in the nursery when she was born, and he had to sneak her out the hospital’s back door.
Karen grew up in the Foothill area of Salt Lake City, Utah. Her father, Carl Lewis Brockbank MD was a family practitioner and had a clinic in Foothill Village. Her mother was Theda May Jackson Brockbank. Karen has two sisters, Janice Brockbank and Eileen Tate, and two brothers, Carl Jackson Brockbank and Paul Brockbank. Their family’s favorite activity was spending time at Lake Powell on their boat, La Traviata. They were some of the first people to explore the lake as the dam began to fill up. La Traviata was a cabin cruiser and had a large wake which Karen and her siblings learned to waterski behind. She was an excellent waterskier as well as a very proficient snow skier.
She played the violin in high school. Her older sister Janice played the piano and her younger sister Eileen played the flute. The three of them were frequently asked to perform at their local church meetings. She graduated from East High School in 1974. She then attended Brigham Young University for one year. She was then accepted to the University of Utah nursing program. She graduated with honors from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 1978.
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A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Foothill 2nd Ward Chapel, 1450 East 1500 North, Logan, UT. Viewings will be held on Friday, March 4 from 6:00-8:00 PM at White Pine Funeral Services, 753 South 100 East, Logan, UT and on Saturday, March 5 from 9:30-10:30 AM at the church. Interment at Logan Cemetery.