June 11, 1932 – January 26, 2023
Karl Warner Jessop Sr. (lovingly known as “Kiddle”) was born June 11, 1932 to Joseph Lyman Jessop Sr. & Rachel Maleta Porter in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was their fourth child and the eldest son of his mother. He spent his childhood living on Highland Drive (Salt Lake) and his teen years in Antimony, Utah with many of his 37 siblings. As an adult, he returned often to Antimony to camp and fish with his family. He lived most of his life in Lehi, Utah and served in the Korean War.
Karl married Carol Ann Allred on November 28, 1958. Children from Karl & Carol Ann: Karl Warner II Jessop, Renae Anne Jessop, Carol Ruth Thompson, Mary Katherine Smalley, Marvin (“Marvie”) Allred Jessop (deceased), Martha Beth Escobedo, Joseph Rulon Jessop, Samuel Porter Jessop, Janet Lorrine Johnson, David William Jessop, Enoch LaMoine Jessop, Dyan Maleta Stockl, Jaymes Musser Jessop. They have 12 of 13 children still living, 119 grandchildren, and 85 great grandchildren, including step/adopted grandchildren. Karl married Alyce Allred on September 1, 1965. Children from Karl & Alyce: Phillip Warner, Harold Vance Warner, Thressa Marie Chance, Jared Lyman Jessop, Florence Alyce Allred, Richard Marriott Jessop (deceased), Carol LaRee Allred, Kenneth Barlow Warner, Jessie Lynn Warner, Karla Jessop (deceased), Timothy Joshua Warner, Melissa Ruth Coombs, Kristine Nicole Jessop. They have 11 of 13 children still living, 44 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild including step/adopted grandchildren. He later married his brother’s widow, Marla White Jessop on May 22, 1992, and treated her children as if they were his own. Children from Marla & his brother Harvey: Daniel Ray Jessop, Marcus Lynn Jessop, Marlin Andrew Jessop, and Darla Beth Baker with a total of 10 grandchildren. Karl’s legacy includes a total of 296 posterity including “adopted” children and grandchildren.
Karl was a God fearing man who tried to emulate Christ in all that he did. He lived all the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith. He was known as hardworking, dedicated, faithful, steadfast, and resilient. Karl was a quiet man with a humble and stalwart devotion to the gospel and a selfless service to his fellow man. He was at every work project and served wherever and whenever help was needed, consecrating his efforts to the Lord and expecting nothing in return. He was a Jack-of-all-trades and worked in construction and remodeling until past the age of 90, and also served as the Water Master of west Lehi to Elberta for many years. When not working or serving others, he loved playing pinochle, chess, and horseshoes, fishing in Antimony, reading, and most of all – his family. He lived by the motto: When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God. (Mosiah 2:17)
He died January 26, 2023 in Saratoga Springs, Utah at the age of 90, after a short but valiant battle with cancer, surrounded by many of his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, most of his siblings, several of his sons/daughters-in-law , three of his children who died in infancy, and many other cherished family and friends.
Viewings will be held on Friday, February 3rd from 6-8pm at the Harvest Haven Barn (3375 E Autumn Lane) in Eagle Mountain, Utah and on Saturday, February 4th from 9-10:30am at the MLA Building (157 N. Rockwell Drive) in Rocky Ridge, Utah, with the funeral following at 11am. Internment will be at the Rocky Ridge Cemetery. Donations can be sent to LaRee-Allred-1@Venmo.
Condolences can be offered at www.springcreekmortuary.com.