Kathryn King

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the departure of our beloved mother, wife, sister and daughter: Kathryn Olivia (Baer) King from this world July 5th, 2022 in her home in Kanab, Utah with her husband by her side.

Kathy was born in Ogden, Utah to Larry D. and Iva J. Baer who were residents of Morgan, Utah. She would spend her mid childhood in Elko/Spring Creek, Nevada where she helped raise goats, chickens and pigs. She later moved to North Las Vegas and then to Las Vegas where she attended and graduated from Western High School. After graduating she worked at Florsheim shoes in the Meadows mall and attended the singles ward in the Robindale Chapel where she met her Husband while Co-coaching a softball team. Although they butted heads at first, Scott’s dashing good looks, charming personality and irresistible smolder won her over. They were sealed together for time and all eternity in the St. George, Utah temple. They soon began a family that eventually grew to 7 children- Scott Jr, James “Peach”, Jennifer, Anna, Joshua, Sarah and William with 2 miscarriages of Katrina and Aaron.

Though her most important and beloved job was as a mother she also sold shoes at Florsheim and Dustin & Murphy shoes, managed finances for King’s Lawn Maintenance, drove school buses, was a volunteer EMT, co-owned and managed a motorhome company, was a clerk at Wally’s and most recently worked in the finance department for the Kaibab Paiute tribe.
Kathy was a loving wife and mother who was always her childrens’ biggest fan, easily out cheering any others in the crowds whether at sporting events or concerts. She was an excellent caregiver aiding her mother and father-in-law until they departed. She was always active in the church serving in numerous callings.

Survivors include her husband Scott W. King Sr., her Father Larry Baer, her 7 children; Scott Jr, James “Peach” (Lynsey), Jennifer, Anna, Joshua, Sarah and William (Alyssa). Her 5 grandchildren Caden, Isaac, Emmry, Connor and Ivesley. Her siblings Laura (Kevin), Larry (Becky), Willie (Lisa). She was preceded in death by her mother Iva J. Baer, and her sister Mary Elizabeth Baer.

Funeral services will be held July 16th, 2022 at 2pm in the Kaibab Ranchos Stake Center 1435 South McCallister Drive Kanab Utah 84741. A public viewing starting at 12:30pm prior to the funeral. Internment in the Kanab City Cemetery. The Family would like to request that instead of sending flowers that the money will be spent on activities with your own families.

The Family would like to express our gratitude to Mom’s ministering sisters Lisa Church, and Debra Glover, as well as Linda Chatterley for all their help especially in the last few weeks for going above and beyond. There are many, many others who we wish to thank but don’t have the space. Thank you all who have sent well wishes, food, prayers and many other types of support. We can’t express in words how much it means to us.



  1. Dave Shakespeare July 8, 2022 at 12:28 am - Reply

    Very nice tribute to a wonderful lady. She is a great example of faith! You will be with her again!

  2. Frank Becker July 8, 2022 at 6:20 am - Reply

    This is Frank Becker, Scott I am so sorry for your loss. I am just hearing about this From Facebook. I new that she would make a great mom. Her mom taught her well.

  3. Lorri Rust July 8, 2022 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    I am so saddened to hear of Kathy’s passing. She was a wonderful person, full of life and always happy! My sincere condolences to you Scott, and the entire family. May Heavenly Father bless you and bring peace to your grieving hearts. Sending you all my love. Lorri Rust

  4. Bobbi Chandler July 9, 2022 at 2:38 am - Reply

    Kathy I will miss you forever. Thank you for all of your help almost 24 years ago when Kevin and I got married and later taking care of our twins. I love you.

  5. Griffiths July 10, 2022 at 5:43 am - Reply

    We consider it a great privilege and blessing to have known Kathy and her family.
    We send our prayers and know God will give you comfort for your loss.

  6. Pamela W. Barber July 13, 2022 at 5:35 am - Reply

    My condolences, Scott. We lost a wonderful lady, with Kathy’s passing. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Charlotte Spillman July 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Scott, I will sure miss Kathy also, she was a precious caring,loving,kind friend. She’s out of our sight but still in our hearts!

  8. Nalene and Hugh Hilton July 15, 2022 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. We miss those that have gone on. That is love. I do know we will reunite someday. Im so grateful for that. Our mission is to make the best of the time we have here. Kathy certainly did. She was always busy doing good. Love you all. Nalene and Hugh Hilton

  9. Debbie Clifford July 18, 2022 at 5:03 am - Reply

    So great to see all the family at Kathy’s funeral. You kids did an awesome job sharing your love of your Mom. We hope you will stay close, as your Mom will be watching over your progress. She loved you so much. What a great example of loving and service to the very end of her mortal life. Please know we are thinking about each of you, remembering your smiles and hugs and hoping for every good thing to bless your lives.

    With love, Neil and Debbie Clifford

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