Karen Hazel Zitting

Karen Hazel Zitting, our beloved mother, wife, sister and friend passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the age of 74

She was born in Murray Utah August 25, 1946 to Arnold Nathan Boss and Hazel Wayman. She grew up in Murray and graduated from Granite high school in 1964.

She married Haven Roy Barlow in 1965, they had 11 beautiful children together. Karen and Haven later separated.

Karen was a dedicated mother, after separating, she raised her children mostly on her own, she babysat and sold her hand stitched quilts to provide for them and promote their happiness. She built relationships with many different people, she put a high value on friendships. Karen was devoted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and continually softened the hearts of her children to the Gospel and the Priesthood by her love and example.

Karen lived most of her life in the Salt Lake Valley, she later moved to Centennial Park Arizona in 2005, and joined the family of Lorin C. Zitting in 2008. She lived the remainder of her life being a grandma and friend to the community always showing up to school functions and community events to see her grandchildren. She was known throughout the community for bringing people cookies and making blankets, and other kind gestures. Karen was loved and cared for by Lorin and the Zitting family until the moment she passed. She often stated how happy she was and how loved she felt in the last years of her life.

Karen is survived by her husband Lorin, his family, 10 of her birth children and many others that she claimed as her own. She has 90 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, her youngest son Nathan, her Zitting son Brigham, her sister wife Hazel and grandson Brigham.

Due to unfortunate circumstances, out of the family’s control, the services will be private and for close family members. Interment will take place Sunday, November 29, 2020 at the Centennial Park Cemetery.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign her online guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com





Second Visitation




1:00 p.m.
Centennial Park Cemetery,
565 W Canon Ave. , Centennial Park, Arizona 86021

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2 Responses

  1. When I was young Karen was my best friend. We spent many times just talking. She cared
    about doing what was right, and gave me the same advice. It has made my life much better.
    She was a friend worth having.

  2. My condolences go out to all of you. Your mother not only raised a beautiful family, but she was a person who made a difference. Anyone who was fortunate enough to receive one of her beautiful quilts can consider themselves blessed. She put many hours and much love into each one of them. She will be missed.

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