Kathleen Child Folkman

1935 ~ 2022

Kathleen Child Folkman “Spunk” passed away on December 15, 2022, in Draper, Utah. She is survived by her children Taunia, Pam (Chris) Funk, Mark (Renee), Cache (Becky), and Kathleen Michelle (Brad) Hardy, Shawn (Sandy), 20 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and would often use her “bragging rights” to share their accomplishments with her friends.

In 1976 Kathy moved her family to Orem, Utah from Terreton, Idaho and worked in her profession as a school administrator until her retirement.

Kathy was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many capacities throughout her life.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, UT. A visitation will be held prior to the services beginning at 10:30 a.m. Private interment services will take place at the Ogden City Cemetery.


Myron, my husband loved Kathleen. As brother and sister close in age they grew up together, playing off each other to the amusement of themselves but not always to the recipient of their pranks. The stories I have heard! Even the animals on their prosperous farm got caught in their happy and energetic outlook on life! Kathleen was gutsy, and you always knew where you stood with her. And she, all her life, abided on the Lord's side. More than anything else I appreciated that about her. We saw eye to eye for the privilege of being under the Restored Gospel's Net. She did not argue with the Lord. She patiently lived her life with all its vicissitudes. And how proud she was of her children and how she loved her large family! It is fitting that the temple watched over where she lived the last part of her life. She will be most welcome home by her family on the other side of the veil. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant..."

- Elin S. Child & Family

My condolence to the family of Kathleen. I have known Kathleen since the early 40''s when we moved from Roy Utah into my grandparents (Joseph and Minnie Mae Elmer Parker) home in Clinton. I used to go to the Child family reunions with my parents (Roland "Ted" and Alverda Parker. Kathleen was one of my favorite cousins, 3rd I think. I went to 2nd and 3rd grade in Clinton and then we moved back to Roy. We were in the same Stake. I remember seeing her in a Stake play along with a friend of mine (Vern Call). I was just looking at my year book from Weber College. She was the Vice Pres. of the freshman class. My prayers go out to her family.

- Glen Parker

Kathy was a dear friend. We enjoyed watching BYU football games together at her home. Dorothy Siebert , Kathy, and I enjoyed visiting together often. I helped Kathy get her last driver license renewal. We were both glad that was completed. Dorothy and I wanted to come to the memorial but snow and rain kept us home. Our prayers are with all the family. Merlene

- Merlene Hamilton

I loved Aunt Kathy! She had a strength and kindness that is hard to find. She had a compass that was always pointed to "the right thing to do" and would do it. When I was little and visiting in Idaho, she sewed my cousin and I a summer outfit. I was so proud of it! I couldn't believe a busy mother of
five children would take the time out of her busy day to make it! She was a terrific cook! She never had to be the center of attention, but had a sense of humor that was extremely witty--and so it was fun to be around her. Thank you, Aunt Kathy for being a good, loving example. May you find peace with your family and in the loving arms of the Savior. My deepest condolences to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

- Desiree

I took care of kathy while she was in an assisted living facility. every sunday i would work 16 hour shifts just because i knew i could spend the whole day and hangout with kathy. after kathy showered we would get her dressed into what she wanted to wear and i would do her hair. she always told me that i made her feel so so pretty. Kathy loved my anklets on my ankles so i made her, her own anklet (even though she didn’t keep it on) kathy was one of the only residents that would make me excited to go to work. i often visited kathy when i wasn’t on shift because she was just such a bubbly, funny, kind soul. hanging out with her was my favorite. She gave me the best boy advice and she gave me the best hugs, when i was sad she would offer me a creamy from her freezer or drinks from her fridge because that’s what made her feel better when she was sad. Kathy had a shell she would keep in her cabinet and she named him sammy. she took care of sammy and she would feed sammy. even though sammy was just a shell she had so much love for it. kathy constantly bragged to me about her children and her grandchildren even her siblings. she was so proud of every single one of you. sometimes when kathy couldn’t sleep at night before i had to go home she would press her call light and asked me if i could sing songs to her till she fell asleep (she never actually would fall asleep.) i feel so special for being able to know and be so close to kathy and feeling her love and joy. she will forever be missed <3

- bailey barlow