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Karen Chynoweth

November 14, 1950 — March 1, 2024


Karen Chynoweth

Karen Chynoweth passed away March 1, 2024, after battling cancer.

Karen was a cherished mother, grandmother, sister, and friend whose memory will always remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Born November 14, 1950, in Richfield, Utah, to Melvin Poulsen & Delma Jean Collins. Karen married Gordon Chynoweth November 29, 1969, in Richfield, later sealed in the Manti Temple December 3, 1978.
Graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUU and obtaining a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, Karen passionately taught her beloved students for 32 years, finding inspiration and joy in nurturing them beyond academics.
Karen was involved in Girls State from 1982 to 1986, finding it valuable for teaching young women about responsible citizenship and nurturing a strong love for our country.
Family and friends were the center of Karen's life, and she cherished her community in Ivins, Utah. Her unwavering faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ sustained her throughout her life.
She is survived by her sons, Carson (Jamie) Chynoweth and Matthew (Nicole) Chynoweth of Spanish Fork, Utah; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Danny Poulson (Debi) of Richfield, Utah, and Michael Poulson (Barbra) of Orem, Utah. Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Chynoweth, her father, Melvin Poulsen, and her mother, Delma Jean Collins.
At the end of this journey, we carry your love in our hearts, forever grateful for the warmth and light you brought into our lives. Rest peacefully, Mom, knowing your love will guide us always.
Services to celebrate Karen's life will be held on Friday, March 8th, at 11 am at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St, St. George, Utah.

Family and friends who are unable to attend are invited to view the services online by clicking on the link below.

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Friends and family are invited to leave messages and memories in Karen's online guest book at


Grave dedication and interment will take place in Richfield, Utah at a later date in a private ceremony.


Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454.

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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Friday, March 8, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Spilsbury Mortuary - St George

110 S Bluff St, St. George, UT 84770

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