Our loving wife, mother and grandmother, Karen Dee (Andersen)Thorsted, 75, returned home to her son and parents on January 3, 2019. Karen was born along with a twin brother on July 24, 1943 in Pocatello, Idaho to Ervin Lavern and Dorothy (Roberts) Andersen.\nKaren graduated from Pocatello High School, then attended Weber State University. Karen married Lloyd Dale Thorsted on May 3, 1963 in the Idaho Falls LDS temple.\nKaren was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in the Relief Society and Young Women programs. Karen also served four missions with her spouse, one to Nebraska and two to Palmyra, New York and at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Karen was a dedicated temple worker having worked in both the Ogden and Brigham temples.\nKaren loved to bake and sew for her family. Karen loved to play games with her family and brought much laughter and fun into her home. Karen was a wonderful friend to many and was a great example to her family through her service and faith.\nKaren is survived by her husband Lloyd, Tremonton; Michelle (Michael) Beach, Virginia; Dona (Thomas) Connor, Washington; Stephanie (Cavin) Hill, Texas; Robert (Robyn) Thorsted, Honeyville; Troy (Shelly) Thorsted, Tremonton; 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Four brothers, David (Pal) Andersen, Logan; William (Lois) Andersen, Arizona; Larry Andersen, Logan; and Kevin (Cheryl) Andersen, Idaho; one sister Julienne (Mark) Wasem, North Dakota.\nKaren was preceded in death by one son, Brandon; a sister, Janice; and her parents and a sister in law, Tammy Andersen.\nFuneral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Tremonton Stake Center, 660 N 300 E, Tremonton. A viewing will be held at Gillies Funeral Chapel, Thursday January 10, 2019 from 6-8 pm. There will be a short viewing before the funeral from 10-10:40 am at the Tremonton church. Interment will be in the Honeyville Cemetery.\nCondolences may be sent to the family at www.gfc-utah.com.