Karren Ruth Shaw Ackemyer-Aubrey

Karren Ruth Ackemyer-Aubrey passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in Fountain Green, Utah. She was born September 13, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Glen Charles Shaw and Gladys Lucille Stephenson. Karren met and married the love of her life, Thomas Ackemyer-Aubrey in the Mt Timpanogos Temple. Their life together was one of great love, tenderness, and respect. They enjoyed traveling to many places together.
Thomas and Karren came to Fountain Green, Utah thirteen years ago, moving from the fast pace of city life to the quiet country life which fit them perfectly. They made many friends and loved the Sanpete Valley.
Karren was a unique and intelligent person. She was always willing to lend a hand and reach out to others. She was selfless–always putting other’s needs ahead of her own. She had a fun and delightful sense of humor. Her laugh was infectious and she was so easy to be around. She loved to play games and was an avid competitor.
Karren was blessed with many talents that she used to bless the lives of others. She was an extraordinary seamstress and made clothes, costumes, blankets, and many other items. She was also known for her cross-stitching, knitting, and cooking.
She had a vivid memory of many events in her life. She often talked of the great love she had for her parents and how she respected and treasured their words of wisdom; often leaning on them for instruction and lessons in life.
Karren’s life was not an easy one. She experienced great sorrows with the early passing of her son, Jeffrey, and the passing of her great love Thomas. Through these heartbreaking trials, she never gave up or felt sorry for herself. She would pick herself up and go forward. She was a great example of “enduring to the end.”
Karren loved to serve others. She was an ordinance worker at the Manti Temple. A duty she loved and gained much from. She was deeply religious and had a great love and testimony of her Savior. She is one who could be classified as “true blue through and through.” She was always willing to stand for what was right and what she believed in. We will miss her but carry her memory in our hearts. She will not be forgotten.
Karren is survived by her two brothers: Glen (Pon) Shaw and David Shaw both of Orem, Utah, grandchildren of West Valley, Utah and many nieces and nephews whom she adored. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Jeff, and her three sisters Bernadine, Marilyn, and Suzanne and two brothers Robert Shaw and Brent Shaw,
A viewing will be held Tuesday, February 2m 2021 from 6-8 pm in the Fountain Green LDS Church located at 151 South 200 West in Fountain Green, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to her funeral on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 12 to 12:30 pm at the Fountain Green LOS Chapel. Interment will be in the Fountain Green City Cemetery. We invite all who would like to come and ask that you observe the COVID recommendations including social distancing. Please wear a mask. Online condolences at rasmussenmortuary.com

Karren is survived by her two brothers: Glen (Pon) Shaw and David Shaw both of Orem, Utah, granddaughter Alecs Hunter and many nieces and nephews whom she adored. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Jeff, and her three sisters Bernadine, Marilyn, and Suzanne and two brothers Robert Shaw and Brent Shaw,
A viewing will be held Tuesday, February 2m 2021 from 6-8 pm in the Fountain Green LDS Church located at 151 South 200 West in Fountain Green, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to her funeral on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 12 to 12:30 pm at the Fountain Green LDS Chapel. Funeral at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Fountain Green City Cemetery. We invite all who would like to come and ask that you observe the COVID recommendations including social distancing. Please wear a mask. Online condolences at rasmussenmortuary.com

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12 Responses to “Karren Ruth Shaw Ackemyer-Aubrey”

  1. Shaw Brenda & Gary says:

    We are thankful for Karren‘s love and example. She always had a smile and a warm greeting for each of us. We wish each of the Family her condolences with her passing. Love Gary and Brenda Shaw. ❤️😢❤️

  2. Linda Shaw Cummings says:

    Karen will be missed, she was always a such a beautiful caring woman

  3. Dee Willuams says:

    Karren was a wonderful lady who taught me a pit.

  4. CATHIE C SHEPHERD says:

    Worked with karren at walmart, what fun we had. She was a caring, loving, fun lady, she will be missed.

  5. Deaun says:

    I will always cherish the love and memories I have of sweet Karren! She was the best Bonus mother to us she could be and I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to know and love her! She will truly be missed! I wish the service was online so I could view through a zoom or something. I’ve been to a few recently that were online. I’m sad I can’t be there but I know I will see her again on the other side. I love you Karren
    God be with you til we meet again 💗

  6. Clint & Janice Shaw Harris says:

    Karren is a cousin I have always admired. Although she was older than me she always made me feel like an equal. She will be missed here, but I am happy for you the reunion with her parents, siblings, her son Jeff and her husband. We love Karren.
    Clint and Janice Shaw Harris

  7. Jeanette Shaw says:

    Karren was not only a wonderful aunt she was a great teacher. She taught us how to love and cherish everyone in our lives. The inspiration she provided was never ending even in the end. We will miss her here but those who have passed welcome here with open arms. Cherish life just as Karren cherished her sweet Gretchen.

  8. Ruth Shaw says:

    My Aunt Karren has been a constant positive family figure in my life for as long as I can remember. She was always the life of the party, and would egg us on (her nieces & nephews) to join in with her, referring to us as the peanut gallery when we did. I have many fond memories in my youth with her, as I would spend my summers in UT with her, tending Jeff while she worked. She was a talented and hardworking accountant/book keeper and could always find where or why something wouldn’t balance.
    She made sure we always had fun and laughter in life, even if we all were working hard!

    Her laughter and cheerfulness will be something I will always remember…. and I am sure it will be her laughter or a shout out I hear again, right before I see her again in the new world to come.

    Sending my sincere condolences to her friends in Fountain Green,Utah. All of you made the last 12 years of her life, her BEST years EVER! She loved it there because she felt the love you have for her.❤❤❤
    Rest in Peace
    Sweet Aunt Karren.

  9. Dee Willuams says:

    Karen was a wonderful lady who taught me a lot

  10. Danean Johnson says:

    I’m not sure exactly how to express my condolences. At first I feared that I would forget all of the memories I have of Karren and I panicked. I realized she has always been with me and will remain that way. Let me share a few with you if I may. She is the kind of mother that would tickle my arm until it went numb while watching ER each night. I learned the magic of Disneyland because of her love for all things Disney (many trips with Aunt Sue!). She taught me to make gravy at Grandma and Grandpa Shaw’s at Thanksgiving one year and I loved picking their cherry trees! She was a great cook and always let me experiment, even when it was cream puffs…and I wasn’t a great baker yet! She made the best sugar cookies and we would share with friends. I’m grateful as I got older she shared her recipes with me. Even the Christmas green punch! Her humor was always the best. She always smelled good and gave the best hugs and cuddles. I was always awed by her Christmas houses, and she was patient enough to let me set them up. She had an eye for beauty. She taught me to value presenting myself to others at my best, even if you aren’t feeling it. She loved to sing, and I will never forget singing in the Stake Messiah & the Hallelujah chorus one year. We used to go to G&G Shaw’s every Sunday afternoon. Aunt Marilyn and Pierre’s cabin! I realize now how precious family is and I am every so grateful she was part of mine. I guess I could keep going, but if you knew Karren consider yourself blessed. I will miss her greatly, and know she is in my heart. I know she is happy and pain free now, I look forward to seeing her again.

  11. Karen will be missed in our community. She was always such a sweet, caring person, no matter where you ran into her she would tske time to visit. I will miss your bright smile and love.

  12. Janice Harris says:

    Dear Shaw family,
    What a beautiful funeral. Thank you for sharing by Zoom. Karren has always been a cousin I admire. She always made me feel loved. Praying for your comfort and peace.
    Love,
    Janice Shaw Harris

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