Karina Hannay Obituary, Death – Visitation, Burial, Funeral Plan
Karina Hannay Obituary – Karina Irene Erickson Hannay passed away in her home on January 7, 2022. Karina was born to Ralph Martin Erickson and Borgny Birkeland Erickson on July 24, 1942, in Salt Lake City. She was the oldest of three children. Karina was very close to her siblings and loved them dearly. She also loved being with her many cousins and they had a very positive influence on her life. They gathered frequently and their closeness strengthened throughout her entire life.
Karina Hannay Background
Karina grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from Olympus High School and then attended the University of Utah. She also worked hard to fulfill a childhood dream of owning a horse. She loved to be outdoors, especially while riding with her eventual sister-in-law. Her love of horses also led her to meet and fall in love with her future husband, Robert Buckland Hannay. They were married in the Salt Lake City Temple, lived in the East Millcreek area for almost 60 years, and created a beautiful family with 5 children. She loved to be home and her family was her greatest source of joy and pride.
While raising her family, Karina served in many church callings and served as PTA President. She was loved as much by the children in the neighborhood as she was by her own children. You could often find a large group of friends over for Sunday scones or joining other family activities where everyone was welcome. As her children grew older, Karina took a job as a secretary at Olympus Jr. High school where she was known for her kindness and excellent clerical skills. She would often type for her children as they dictated a school report which she typed at lightning speed.
Karina enjoyed camping, boating, reading, and spending time at the family cabin in Flaming Gorge. She enjoyed and faithfully supported her children and grandchildren in their sports or other activities. She was proud of her Norwegian heritage and maintained throughout her life many traditions of her ancestry. One of her greatest dreams was realized when she was able to travel to Norway with Bob to see her mother’s childhood home and visit other family members still living there.
Having her family together was important to Karina and brought her much happiness. She was an amazing grandmother and spent many hours with her 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She had a special love and connection with babies and the ability to care for them.
Karina Hannay Survivors
Karina is preceded in death by her parents and oldest son Jeff and is survived and loved dearly by her children: daughter-in-law Stacy (Thomas Flowers), Steve (Kim), Lori, Doug (Stormy), and Kristen (Blake Schroeder), siblings: Kathy (Bill Knott) and Brent Erickson (Jana), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 4760 S State Street, Murray, Utah.