We lost an amazing mother, wife, and friend, and God got an angel back by his side. On August 30, 2022, Kathleen “Kathy” June Dazley Newman, passed away from a myriad of health problems. Born to Albert Edward Dazley Jr. And Mildred Esther Betsy Baker Dazley on June 11, 1957. She was the second youngest of 7 children. She married Bruce John Newman on June 20, 1987. She has 3 children, 2 girls, Maree Esther and Helen Ariel, and a boy, Keith Jay.
Kathy had a lot of jobs over her lifetime. She was a lunch lady (where she met her husband, Bruce), custodian, substitute teacher, and crossing guard in the Salt Lake City school district. She also worked in the Utah State Fair in the Grandstand where she saw her favorite performance, Lone Star on 9/11/2001 when they filled in. She worked at OC Tanner’s in the 90’s, Lagoon’s front end in the 2000’s, a call center, and finally the LDS distribution center before she retired from working.
Kathy was a very faithful LDS member. She took her positions with great reverence as she was a primary teacher, a librarian, a historian, and relief society secretary. She made great efforts to make sure that she had her endowments so that she could do temple work. She loved doing family research and seeing if there were stories to be told of voices long ago.
Kathy loved the arts, whether it was some kind of handy craft, like crochet and needle point, or if it was some kind of music, even if it was just her kid's playing violin for school. She would spend summers and the fall watching the live entertainment that Lagoon had, and when we got the chance, she loved to see the Nutcracker. She was always singing and dancing when she could and encouraged her kids to find something that they liked to do. She loved to celebrate the seasons and would make a point to call family members on their birthdays and during the holidays. As a huge lover of animals, she would make a point of saying hello to any furry creature that happened to cross her path, especially cats. She loved her trips to New Zealand with her mom and to Hawaii for her honeymoon.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Albert “Ward” Edward Dazley iii, and Russell John Dazley. She is survived by her siblings Barbara (Virgil Steggell) Clifford, Paul (Jacquelyn) Dazley, Jacque (Steve) Illguth, Johnathan (Jennifer) Dazley, her husband Bruce and kids Maree, Helen, and Keith.
A viewing will take place at Larkin Mortuary (260 E South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84111) between 11:30am and 1:30pm on September 8, 2022, followed by a graveside service at 2pm at the Elysian Burial Gardens (1075 East 4580 South Millcreek, UT 84117). There will be a celebration after the graveside at her church house (1460 N Morton Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84116).
For those who wish to view the recording of the services may do so here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/KEn8DOx-CogErifpWI2Po0h9s6VUCSVNoCOnC1Qz83XhNuzh5PZWXDqlA2m1Zcty.CGgTlzZH_rx_n9xM
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I am so very sorry for her husband and children’s loss. My Aunt Kathy meant so much to me. I have fond memories from my limited time with her when I was a kid and spent the summer of ‘75’ in Murray and I spent a month again when I was 18 years old. We shared our hopes and dreams for the future. I am so sad she will be missed.