Karen was born July 20, 1937 in Cedar City, Utah to Rudger F. and Camilla Bauer Beatty. She attended Cedar High School where she excelled in band and earned a full-ride scholarship but chose instead to marry her sweetheart. Karen and Dudley were married May 19, 1955. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the St. George Temple on January 30, 1965. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She loved the gospel and had great faith in and love for the Savior.
Karen loved golfing with her friends, fishing, and spending time with her family. Karen especially loved family get-togethers, reunions and family events. She was a kind, giving and loving woman who never complained, was always optimistic and always had a kind word for others. She was a loving caregiver to her sister, Dianne. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her children; Dennis, Shelly Kay, Donna McDaniel, Nancy (Penn) Leavitt, 17 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren, with 1 more on the way. Her brother Robert (Jackie) Beatty and sister Dianne Beatty.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Dudley, her parents, 2 brothers, Neil and Lamond and a sister Janice.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Cedar City 15th Ward (500 W 400 N) in Cedar City. A viewing will be held on Monday, July 29, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 N 300 W) in Cedar City. On Tuesday, a viewing will be held at the Church from 9:30-10:30 am. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.