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Karen Jepsen

March 19, 1958 — April 13, 2021

Karen Jepsen
Boulder, Utah

Karen Kay Kelley Jepsen, 63, died peaceful in her sleep on April 13, 2021 at her home in Boulder. Karen was born on March 19, 1958 to Don C. Kelley and Judy Kelley Workman formerly of Escalante. Karen was the oldest of four children and later gained six stepbrothers.

Karen moved back to Lovell, Wyoming with her mother Judy, Kacee and Karol in 1974 where she met and married Mike Workman. Together they had two daughters Mandy Joy and Lacie Workman. They were later divorced. She married Mike Addison in 1984 into this union her third daughter Harmonie Addison was born in 1985, they divorced in 2001.  She lived with her mother Judy, until 2007, when she married Marc Jepsen and moved back to Utah.

Karen graduated from the first nursing class at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming in 1981 and was a dedicated nurse for 39 years, she loved nursing.  Karen also served as the post master in Boulder, Utah. She retired in 2019 and enjoyed her days in Boulder with her husband Marc.

Karen  loved the mountains, one of her passions was playing guitar with family and friends. She also loved her girls and was always interested in what they had going on in their lives and listening the stories about her grandkids. She was always up for a good visit and loved having a good time. She loved spending time outside in her yard and with her animals.

Karen is survived by her husband Marc; daughters: Mandy (Chris) Joy, Lacie (Lee) Workman, Harmonie Addison; stepsons: Blake Jepsen, Sonny Addison; siblings: Karol (Jim) Cavanaugh, Kacee (Zibby) Kelley, Larry (Andy) Workman, Mike Workman, Rod (Susan) Workman, Bill (Toni) Workman, Aaron (Stacey) Workman, Ernest (Laura) Workman. Karen is also survived by eight grandkids, one great-grandkid.

Karen is proceeded in death by her mother; father; her stepdad, William Workman; sister, Kathryn Kim Kelley; grandparents: Hermina and John Gams.

Cremation services will be held at the Magleby Mortuary Crematory.  A celebration of life will be held on May 28, 2021 in Lovell, WY. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook book at

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