Karen Payne

September 19, 1959May 23, 2022
Obituary of Karen Payne
Karen was born on the 19th of September 1959 to Beverly Ann and Joseph John Taylor Jr. and sealed to them on the 27th of June 1960. She was taken home to her father in heaven on the 23rd of May, 2022. She is survived by her husband, Russell Oliver Payne. They were married & sealed on the 9th of April, 1981. Together they had three children; Justin, Anthony (Myra), & Sara. Her Grandson Wylie was the light of her life. She was the second of six children and is survived by four siblings; Christie, John (Cindy), Pam, and Laureen (David). Karen and Laureen shared a birthday and were precisely five years apart. She is preceded in death by her older sister Vickie and both of her parents. She always had strong views about supporting her family and was like a second mother to her nephew & niece, Shaun & Alicia, and a second grandmother to their children; Willow, Autumn, & Aiden. She was also the caregiver for her younger sisters, Christie & Pam, for several years. She served as primary chorister and other callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she was well enough to do so. She loved to be a room mother for her children when they were still in school. She also worked as the “nice” lunch lady in their school cafeteria for a few years. Despite her long history of surgery and illness, Karen had never-ending faith, was Kind & loving, and was often found with a smile. She enjoyed singing, road trips and long car rides, old movies, crafts, gardening, and being an avid BYU football fan. Karen was an example of love and faith, a peacekeeper, advocate, well of strength, and champion for every member of her family and friends. Viewings will be Wednesday, June 1st at 6:00 pm & Thursday, June 2nd at 10:00 am. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on June 2nd. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the GoFundMe account for Karen.

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  • Beverly Ann and Joseph John Taylor Jr. Parents (deceased)
  • Russell Oliver Payne Husband
  • Justin Payne Son
  • Anthony Payne (Myra) Son
  • Sara Payne Daughter
  • Wylie Payne Grandson
  • She is survived by four siblings; Christie, John (Cindy), Pam, and Laureen (David); nephews & niece, Shaun Adam & Alicia; and great nieces & nephews Willow, Autumn, Aiden & Griffin. She was preceded in death by her sister, Vickie.

  • Russell Payne Pallbearer
  • Justin Payne
  • Anthony Payne Pallbearer
  • John Taylor Pallbearer
  • Adam Taylor Pallbearer
  • Shawn Curtis Pallbearer

Past Services

Wednesday, June 01, 2022


Thursday, June 02, 2022

Viewing Prior to Funeral Service

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Funeral Service