Kari Daines, 88 passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018, with her family by her side.
Kari was born in Kongsberg, Norway on August 25, 1929 to Karl Martinius and Hjordis Amanda Olsen. She was raised and educated in Norway. When she turned 22 years old she decided to come to America. In May of 1951 she came to the U.S. on the ocean liner MS. Oslofjiord through Ellis Island. As a new convert to the Mormon Church she chose Salt Lake City as her first place of residence.
She married Robert W. Daines of Logan, Utah on December 21, 1951. They were married in the Idaho Falls Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She and Robert “Bob” lived in Washington D.C. while he finished Law School. After Bob completed law school in Washington D.C. they settled in Brigham City, Utah where Bob established his law practice and later became a Judge. Together they raised their 3 children, Heidi, Robert Jr. and Karl Erik in Brigham City.
Kari worked at Box Elder Bank for 16 years and another 9 after it was acquired by First Interstate Bank. She made life long friends from her years working at the bank and considered those friendships an extension of her family.
Kari loved to embrace her Norwegian culture through her cooking. She gave Norwegian Cooking Demonstrations and was featured in the newspaper for one of the cooking events. She loved to entertain and share her culture with others. She gave talks at grade schools, the library and Relief Society Events.
She was a wonderful hostess. She made her tables lovely works of art and the food was delicious and plentiful. She never seemed to sit down while entertaining; being sure everyone had food on their plates and were enjoying the conversation.
At a young age she was taught to love nature and the outdoors. She was an avid skier in the winter and in the spring and summer took great pride in her yard; the trees and flowers, which flourished with her constant loving care and hard work. Her yard was admired by many, especially her numerous flower pots! In her retirement years her favorite trip was a camping trip through the countries of Europe. She always said, “You have to love the outdoors and nature to camp at age 70!”
One of her favorite adventures she had was being a host along with her husband for the Norwegian Olympic Team at the Olympics in 2002. She always had great stories from that experience. Meeting the King of Norway was one of them!
She was a world traveler, venturing through Europe, Egypt, Guatemala, Venezuela, Turkey, Morocco and the Cook Islands just to name a few.
Kari is survived by her children, Heidi (Brad) Palmer of Newport Beach CA, Robert Jr (Kelly) Daines of Brigham City UT, Erik (Karen) Daines of Syracuse, UT. Her 10 grandchildren and her 7 great grandchildren.
Although Kari was essentially raised as an only child with her widowed mother she became part of a large family when she married Bob Daines. Kari was surrounded by his 10 brothers and sisters and their families over the years. They have been a wonderful source of love and support throughout her entire adult life.
Proceeded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert W. Daines, and her brother Ernst Per Olsen.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 7th, 11:00am at Brigham City 8th Ward LDS Church on 139 East 300 North, Brigham City, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the services on Saturday 9-10:40am at the church.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Kari
Death notice for the town of: Ogden, state: UT