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Karen Corona

March 24, 1953 — July 24, 2014

Karen Lynn Corona

March 24, 1953 – July 24, 2014

Karen Lynn Corona passed away peacefully on July 24, 2014 at home at the age of 61 from Alzheimer’s Disease.  Karen was a good wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and grandma.  Born March 24, 1953 to John and Cleo Allison.  She was married to Reginald M. Corona, Jr. (Reg) for forty years, they were married on July 23 1974.  They always kidded that they stayed married because neither one wanted the kids.

Karen attended Granger High and worked for Albertson’s as a checker for many years.  She was also in business with her husband and operated the Keyhole, Tease and Keys at the Cottonwood Mall and RocknRoll Heaven at the Crossroads Mall.  She was known to her young customers as the Tease and Keys lady.  Karen also worked with her husband in another business in which she oversaw payroll processing for the clients.

Karen enjoyed fishing which began with her father John and she continued to fish with her husband and son Dustin.  Karen was a NASCAR fan and attended races in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Bristol and the Indianapolis 500.

Advice from a client the travel bug became a must.  Karen traveled to France, Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Wales, Greece, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico, Canada, Nova Scotia, with  Halstead Austria and Spain being her favorites and cruised the Alaska inland passage, Panama Canal and many US States.

Karen’s homemade chicken noodle soup and clam chowder will be missed.  Unfortunately the recipes for these two meals left with her and so Pearly Gates, enjoy.   Christmas was one of her favorite holidays and she enjoyed the Festival of Trees, which she supported by buying a tree every year for over 25 years.  Karen loved her grandchildren.  She looked forward and enjoyed the family barbeques and the grandchildren swimming and the teenagers with adult children jumping off the roof into the swimming pool.

Survived by husband, Reg Corona; daughter, Heather Earl; sons, Ryan Corona and Dustin (Amber) Corona; twelve grandchildren; mother, Cleo Devereaux and sister, Connie Allison; many nephews and nieces.  Preceded in death by father, John B. Allison; step-father, Robert (Bob) Devereaux and sister, Kimberley Julander.

Karen was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 E. Creek Road (8000 S.) Sandy, Utah.  A viewing will be held Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and one hour before service at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church.  Interment Mountain View Memorial Estates. The family request the color purple be worn in recognition of the Alzheimer’s Association.

She enjoyed our retreat in Manila and will miss the many stars the skies gave her.  We will miss Karen; she was of good heart and loved her family.  Goodnight Karen.

Special thanks to Hearts for Hospice and In Home Instead Senior Care for their help.  A very special thank you to our daughter-in-law, Amber.  Amber went beyond the call of duty to help care for Karen.  We could not have had a better daughter-in-law, Thank You.  Karen died because of Alzheimer’s disease and our family asks that you learn about this disease, because the odds are that you will be touched in some way by Alzheimer’s either by a family member or someone you will know personally.  There is no cure, just agony.

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