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Karl Alfred Quilter, lived life to the fullest and passed peacefully, November 27, 2013. Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, bishop, sculptor, teacher, and notorious tease. Karl had an infectious delight for living. His enormous personality was too big to be housed in one body, and through his contagious laugh, and larger than life stories, it spilled over into the hearts of many.
Born to Alfred and Vera Hales Quilter on April 27, 1929, in Castle Gate, Utah, young Karl thrived. He moved to South Salt Lake at the age of eight, and later, he delighted his grandchildren with embellished stories of Henrieville and the "Old South Salt Lake Gang". Karl was called to serve in the Northern States Mission, where he sculpted his first noncommissioned sculpture of Angel Moroni. Post mission, he made the respectable decision to continue his education at the University of Utah, where he graduated in Art and Industrial Design. Karl was mentored by Avard Fairbanks, propelling him to his life long calling of sculpture.
At the romantic venue of U of U marching band practice, Karl was blessed to meet fellow french horn enthusiast Verna Frances Critchlow. Their eyes met, bells rang and they married March 14, 1952, in the Salt Lake Temple.
"Happy is the man that hath his quiver full". Karl and Verna faithfully raised eight children in the security of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and embraced each of their spouses as their own. They lovingly watched their posterity grow. His family never doubted his love and devotion to The Lord or to them.
A devoted seminary instructor and speaker, he loved the youth and was passionate about teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Known as the notorious "B.Q.", Karl shaped the lives of countless individuals.
Karl is the sculptor of many works throughout the world, but is most known for sculpting the Angel Moroni donning the spires of all but a few of the LDS temples. He served a mission sculpting a larger than life size nativity seen outside most LDS Temples at Christmas time, and enthusiastically served in the Salt Lake Temple for 11 years, nine of those with his "dear" wife.
Karl is survived by his wife, Verna of 61 years; and their children, Karl C. (Sherrie), Mark (Ilene), Lynn (Linda), Annette Paulsen (Stewart), Louise England (Gary), Eric (Jana), Elizabeth Finlinson (Doug), Paul (Jennifer); and adored by 43 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, with the count still on. He will also be missed by his wonderful siblings, Charles Quilter (Larue), Verla Hagen (Howard), Jo-Ann Callahan (Kent).
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m at Olympus 2nd Ward LDS Chapel, 3070 East Nila Way (4170 South), where friends may call December 3rd, 6:00-8:00 p.m. and December 4th, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment at Holladay Memorial Park.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS General Missionary Fund.
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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune from Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, 2013.
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December 17, 2013
Brother Quilter was my seminary teacher at Olympus high in 1982.I will always be grateful to him.
Albert Knudson
December 16, 2013
Karl was my Bishop 21 years ago. The love he showed made me feel at home. I was single with no family in the area yet I felt the ward was family. Karl helped me to feel the spirit. The best Bishop ever! I thought of him often after I married and moved. Thanks Karl
Norman Leifer
December 11, 2013
Verna and family
It has been a very long time since I was your babysitter. I have always had a special spot in my heart for your family. After I married and moved to the East, Brother Quilter was always the first one at church to welcome me back "home" when I came to visit. He was both kind and patient to my widowed mother as her Home
Teacher and Bishop. I inherited the three wall sculptures he made for her. They are one of my most treasured possessions. My thoughts, prayers and love are sent your way.
Marie Egan Whitaker
Marie Whitaker
December 9, 2013
Karl was a blessing to the art community. He had a great eye as well as a keen sense for design. But more importantly he desired that his works of art be uplifting to the human spirit. This he accomplished. I always was fond of his sculpture, "The Shepherd". I always enjoyed listening to him explain his current project with such enthusiasm. He had a one-of-a-kind laugh. An inspiring man on many fronts.
Lee Snarr
December 9, 2013
Karl was a blessing to the art community. He had a great eye and sense of design. But more importantly, he wanted his creative works to possess an uplifting and inspiring spirit. This he accomplished. I was always fond of his sculpture "The Shepherd". I also admired the enthusiastic manner as he shared his insights and feelings about a particular piece of art. He had a "one of a kind" laugh. A most inspirational man on many fronts.
Lee Snarr
December 6, 2013
What a wonderful friend, teacher, mentor and example. Karl had a huge heart and a great impact on me. He was my seminary teacher at Olympus high in 1982. At the beginning of the year I attended class because I was expected to, but with BQ I went to class because I wanted to. What he taught me was more than gospel principles and I will always remember him and his talents.
Don McFall
December 6, 2013
Brother Quilter,thanks for all the great lessons at Olympus high.
December 5, 2013
We have Karl's "LOOK TO CHRIST AND LIVE" sculpture, and it is truly magnificent.
We love Karl and have had many interactions with him through many years which have influenced every thing we are and our family is.
He looked so natural, so at peace at his funeral. We too say, "Well done"

Love to Verna, and his posterity.

Leon & Lucile Ridd & Family.
December 5, 2013
Dear Verna and Family,
Having lived as neighbors on your street for 24 years, I thought I knew all the wonderful things about Karl. However after reading the many postings and tributes, I realize I knew of only a small portion of his greatness. You, Verna and Karl were so attentive to my parents and sister, Diane - thank you for your love and support.

Karl may have received a mortal stature that was on the short side, but now his spirit has been released to expand to the giant of a man he truly is.

Each time I glance upon the bust of my Great, great grandfather, Lorenzo Snow (sculptured by Karl), I will be reminded of Karl's miracle hands and spirit. Love to all of you!
Nannette Pederson Hansen
December 5, 2013
A finer man I never knew. A better teacher, I never had. Through the years I have thought of him so often. BQ had the ability, the gift of reaching people on a different level. He will always be loved because of the great love he has for others. Well done, thou good and faithful servant.
Bill Brimley
December 4, 2013
BQ, My Seminary Teacher at West High School in the 70's. He certainly had a way to communicate his Love for all and even had that one "side kick" that he did when he wanted to emphasis a particular note, comment, or doctrine of the church. BQ will always have a place in my heart as he touched it very deeply while I was growing up in my teenage years
He'll always be remembered by my family and I as from time to time I rollout the chalk drawing that he had in our classroom in seminary of the Saints dealings across the events of time -- Now to live among the children of Lehi on the Reservation is certainly a treasure that will be a part of the Teachings and Love that he had of the Book of Mormon and the other scriptures that came alive when he taught -- Thanks for all the memories and in sharing your Husband, Father, Uncle, and Best Friend with us through the year.
May the Lords spirit be with you this day and always
Steven Huxhold
December 4, 2013
Dear Quilter Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of this wonderful man. I had the privilege to be in his seminary class at Highland High school, 1968-69. He was an amazing teacher who taught and shared the gospel of Jesus Christ. He cared about each of his students. I was very quiet and he paid a lot of attention to me and made me fill a part of the class. He interpreted my patriarchal blessing and helped me to understand what was In store for me. He touched my life for good. I will never forget him.
Joan Tebbs Merrill
Joan Tebbs Merrill
December 4, 2013
Dear Quilter family. So sorry to hear about Bro Quilter's passing. I had the wonderful privilege to be in his seminary class at Highland High in 1969. What an amazing teacher who taught and shared the gospel of Jesus of Christ. he cared for each of his students even the quiet ones . I was one of the very quiet students and he showed me a lot of attention. Bro . Quilter interpreted my patriarchal blessing, and gave me much advice in understanding Those blessings. how blessed I was to have him in my life. He touched my life for good. He will be missed and I will never forget him.
Joan Tebbs Merrill
December 4, 2013
Dear Quilter Family,
I was so saddened to hear of Brother Quilter's passing. Wonderful, warm memories of him and your whole family fill my mind and heart. Even in my early childhood and youth, I was impressed by his good nature and caring spirit. I can still hear him laugh! I know the Brown family enjoyed a great relationship with the Quilters and I am fortunate enough to have "inherited" the Joseph Smith bust he did for my mom and I treasure it! May you all be blessed with the comfort of knowing your husband, dad and grandfather continues to live and love each of you as he progresses in his eternal journey. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathi (Brown) Rosander
December 4, 2013
Dear Quilter family,

BQ was my seminary teacher at Olympus High School some 30 plus years ago. It was always such a joy to attend his class, he made it fun and interesting. I still remember many of his lessons, his sense of humor, his discussions about boys and girls, morality and all things important to teenagers. He had a great many gifts, not least among them, the abiltiy to "reach" teens! And all of it done with love. He was a wonderful man with a great spirit. The world has lost this wonderful man, but heaven has gained a very special spirit. My prayers are with you.
Lisa Stoneking Kimball
December 4, 2013
Dear Sister Quilter and Family,

Brother Quilter was my Seminary Teacher. What a great man! I will never forget his talk on the Prophet Joseph Smith while he was sculpting the bust of the Prophet. I'm sure Brother Quilter has met/or will soon meet the real Moroni!

Love,

Gabi Kupitz
December 4, 2013
Dear Verna and all kids,
I'm so sorry that BQ has left this world. He was always such a bright light in my life. He taught me how to be a better person and to walk the righteous path. He was my favorite teacher at Highland High. I also had the privilege to work with him at West High Seminary and to date two of the boys. I tortured him with a lot of toilet papering through the years. But I loved talking to both of you and spending time at his studio talking and listening. Smitty and I loved to keep the modeling clay warm while he was sculpting.
My favorite talk that he would give while sculpting was the one where Saul turns into Paul. That was so great. I had been prompted several weeks ago to call him and I didn't do it. I wish I had.
Treasure your memories for he was a one of a kind giant spirit and excellent teacher. Wish I could be there but I moved to Texas 6 years.
Sending my love to you all.
Marlene Van Duren Goudie
December 4, 2013
I will never forget BQ I was just telling all my kids about what a great seminary teacher he was! He was my favorite and touched my life for good. I will never forget him.
Lori Goudie
December 3, 2013
Dear Quilter Family,
A great man has passed into immortality. We enjoyed Karl as the Seminary Teacher, teaching our children at Highland. I enjoyed my association with him as a Salt Lake Temple Ordinace. A giant has left his mark on many.
Hans and Colleen Hubert
December 3, 2013
Dear Quilter Family -- I was thinking of Karl just this week and was surprised and saddened to learn of his passing. He was an amazing person! Karl taught seminary at Skyline with my father John Heidenreich, many years ago. I treasure the remarkable bust of Joseph Smith, one of Karl's early sculptures, that I inherited from Dad. Thank God for Brother Quilter, his life, his talents, and his contributions to the Latter-day Saints. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Elder Fred Heidenreich
December 3, 2013
Verla and Family: I feel for your great loss. Karl was special and still is, although in another place. We marched together in the Marching Band - the "long and short" of it. We had great times and memories together. It was just in the last four or five years that we reconnected. Such a talent - capturing the emotions in the facial expressions and the body structure and position. This could only be achieved by a sculptor personally acquainted with those same feelings: "With Real Intent." It has been an honor and a privilege to know Karl. 'Till we meet again. . .. Reg Garff ("The Judge")
December 3, 2013
I will never forget Karl Quilter as a teacher at West High for my son and many of the young people in my ward where I served as Bishop at that time. I remember the reference to him as BQ and appreciated his going above and beyond to have lunch with the students as well as help them be well founded in the Gospel. My condolences to the family. May the Lord give you comfort and peace at this time of your temporary loss.
December 3, 2013
Quilter Family, Thank you for sharing your wonderful husband and father with West High Seminary. I was one of the lucky few who had him for a teacher two years in a row. The first year he became ill with bleeding ulcers and we all prayed for him. We were so glad when he was well and was able to be back with the "lunch bunch". He never told us to go away so he could have a quite lunch without students. His stories have stayed with me and he was a great "friend" to us all. Thanks B.Q. Lurlene Woodruff LeFevre
December 2, 2013
Popeye as I knew him. I will never forget Karl teaching sculpting to my mother. He was a wonderful man and a great friend.He always had wonderful advice for me growing up. He will be truly missed. My prayers are with you Verna.
Maren Slaugh
December 2, 2013
Verla, My heart is with you and your family. Thank you for the wonderful friendship we have shared for so long. Since 1947. It has been great to be among those who share this friendship.
God be with you and your family at this time. I love you.
Lois (Pease and carrots, to quote your sweet mom)
December 2, 2013
To the Quilter Family,

You father will be missed greatly. He was a good man and the short interactions I had with him were very good times. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Stuart Welch
December 2, 2013
Eric, I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My prayers are with you and your family.
Ellen Faulkenberry
December 2, 2013
Brother Quilter was my all-time favorite seminary teacher at Olympus High School. He had a unique way of making you feel so special and loved. He was a master teacher of the gospel and made seminary an enjoyable escape from the academia of every day high school drama. I will forever treasure the caricature drawing he did in my yearbook and for the kind words he always spoke. He was a one-of-a-kind treasure and will be missed by all. My condolences to the family.
Lori Larsen
December 2, 2013
an uncle, a little removed. so so respected. My Grandmother is Mary Quilter Hall. I loved the times when we had the occasion to visit. thank you for being here. And sharing your talent.
Zoe McKendrick
December 2, 2013
I was sad to hear of Bro. Quilter's passing. I have fond memories of being in his seminary class at Highland High School in the early 70's. His humble nature and teaching style has had a profound influence on me through out my life. He truly cared about each member of his class and I consider it a privilege to have known him.
Tom Anderson
December 2, 2013
A link to a short blog post about Brother Quilter.

http://middleagedmormonman.com/bonafide/the-man-behind-moroni/
Leslie Olds Andersen
December 2, 2013
Brother Quilter was not only a master sculptor but also a master teacher. He was my seminary teacher over 40 years ago at Highland High. I still remember the impact some of his lessons had on my life. I am grateful I had a chance to visit with him on the phone about a year ago. He will be greatly missed and remembered for his sculptures and for the lives he helped to sculpt.
Dave Munk
December 1, 2013
BQ. Was my teacher, mentor and friend. He had a profound impact on me and my life. I have taught seminary for 26 years and Karl put me on the path of that great adventure. I even met my wife for the firts yime in his class. He well always be a cherished part of who I am.
Chad Bailey
December 1, 2013
Dear Sister Quilter and family,

I have very fond memories of Brother Quilter, I was one of the lucky ones that had him for a seminary teacher at West High. His love for the gospel was apparent in his lesson. After graduation I was able to keep in touch with him and his council and encouragement helped me through a difficult time in my life. His laughter, smile, and his caring ways will be with for the rest of my life.

At this difficult time may the Savior's love be with you.
Karen Tippets Hilton
December 1, 2013
Quilter family

Like many others I have wonderful memories of seminary with Brother Quilter at Wasatch Jr. It was from him that I gained a testimony of the prophet Joseph Smith. Thank you for sharing this great man. He helped my budding testimony grow in many lasting ways! I will forever be grateful to him for this. My prayers will be for your family.
Lisa Giolas Anjewierden
December 1, 2013
So many spirit touch on this earth by this sweet man. So many in the spirit in the spirit world. A man of talent love and had a way of help us all smile. Thank you for all you kindness.
Dianne Sorensen
December 1, 2013
Dear Verna and family. We are saddened to hear of Karl's death. We loved you both and miss the 2nd warder's. Love from Roy and Carol Johnson in sunny Santa Clara, now.
December 1, 2013
Quilter Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss, BQ is a wonderful man. I know he is happy and receiving praises from Moroni for the wonderful job he did on the statues. Todd and I were both fortunate enough to have him as our seminary teacher, we often joked with him that he was a magnet for his previous seminary students to keep the statistics up in our ward. He used to tease me that I was too tall, my reply was "no you're too short", this was the theme of my seminary sketch he made, I will cherish it and the plaque he made Todd and I for our wedding gift will be treasured memories of this wonderful man. He was the bishop when we moved into the ward and introduced me as Sandy Dorius which has stuck and spread through school and the neighborhood (I think my family is the only one that still calls me Sandra). You always knew you were going to get some great advice when you heard him say "Now (name) you know …..", it was always helpful advice too. He always supported and encouraged Todd's love or art, I'm sure when he saw Todd he said look at the beautiful colors what are we waiting for lets get painting and showed him some new techniques or some kind of sculpting. I only regret that we didn't bring our kids around more to see his artwork (especially Sam, he saw an artist in him and told me to bring him by so he could show him some of his art and show him how he could improve his drawing). His laugh and voice were unmistakable and so memorable. He will be greatly missed by those that new him. He also taught some of my siblings and the ones he didn't, he still took the time to get to know because he cared about his students and their families. We love him and your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time and always.

Love,

The Todd Dorius family
Sandy Hill Dorius
December 1, 2013
My knowing the Quilter family goes back a long time. I grew up in the ward that Charles and Larue lived in. I had the wonderful experience of having Karl as my Seminary Teacher when I was in the ninth grade at Wasatch Jr. High School. In fact my twin brother and I were nick-named by Karl as the "Twinkies".

To the Quilter Family I express my love to Karl and all of you.
Craig L. Allred
December 1, 2013
Karl will be greatly missed by our family. He sculpted a statue of daughter "Kristie". We loved and cherished this man. We have many fond memories.
Kenneth Anderson
December 1, 2013
Dear Sister Quilter and family,
I have to tell you how much I loved your husband/father as a seminary teacher at Olympus High School 25 years ago. I remember one time talking to him about the boys I liked that didn't like me back. I'm sure the drama of my life at the time seemed somewhat silly to him, but he didn't make me feel bad and was a great listener. He told me,"You're the type of girl a guy wants to marry." That was little comfort to my teenage heart at the time and I replied,"What do I do until then? Knit booties?" He was so sweet and his smile and kindness were contagious. He made you want to be a better person. Please accept my deepest sympathies at this time of loss and know that many are mourning with you.
Sincerely,
Marilee Tobler Tueller
December 1, 2013
Verna, I have fond memories of our years in Midvale. With Karl's passing you will find that the promises and blessings of the temple will be more personal and real to you. And that will bring peace to your heart and comfort to your soul. God bless. Craig Vincent
December 1, 2013
Dad, you were always sensitive about your height but you are and forever will be a big man. The legacy of faith in God, love for others and exactness in keeping the commandments are treasures for all your posterity. We will speak of you with great admiration and love. Thank you for leaving big foot prints in the sands of life so we can easily follow you to our heavenly home. Thank you for a forever family.
Karl C Quilter
December 1, 2013
Dear Sister Quilter,
Your husband was my seminary teacher 26 years ago at Olympus High. I still have a cartoon caricature he drew of me batting my eyes at this cute boy "Rob" that was also in the class. I ended up marrying that "cute boy" after he returned from his mission and now have four children (two of which are missionaries). Thanks for sharing your husband with us. He has strengthened thousands of youth just like us, and who knows how many marriages he's predicted! Our hearts go out to you and your family at this time.
Lisa & Rob Sweeten
December 1, 2013
Dear Verna, Ihave so much enjoyed being a part of your lives and health care. I am sure you will have good support during this rough time. If there is any thing I can help with please let me knowl. Tom and Carol Dietz
December 1, 2013
Truly a man to be emulated. Love the Hardens.
Spencer Harden
December 1, 2013
I knew him as Karl because my mom and dad (Norman and VaLoie Nielsen) hung out with him, his wife, and his family. He was always fun to be around. I remember him making us laugh and feel good about ourselves. I also remember a fireside where he came and talked about, I think Joseph Smith, and sculpted his image as he talked. I am sorry for the loss of this great man, but just think how much more fun Heaven has become.
Linda Ann Nielsen Drake
December 1, 2013
So glad I was able to talk with Karl recently about old times and memories he had of my Dad, Fred Luckau, and stories from their youth. (Thanks Jana) My parents spoke so fondly of the Quilters. Sending my heartfelt condolences to your family from the Luckau's.
Teresa (Luckau) Rudert
December 1, 2013
My love and prayers to the Quilter family. I have many fond memories of Karl's teasing ways, cute humor, and twinkling eyes. What a wonderful and talented man! He will be missed by many.
Jody Lee
December 1, 2013
Brother Quilter raised my self esteem in high school when once told me that he hoped to have a daughter in law like me some day. My self image was low at the time but he believed in me and all the youth he taught. I loved his seminary class and looked up to him so much. His stories were fun and exciting for me. He gave me a blessing the evening before I had my four impacted wisdom teeth out at my request. He is one of my fondest memories of high school. I feel so blessed to have had him for my seminary teacher!!!
Margaret Udy Mansell
December 1, 2013
Karl was my seminary teacher at Highland High. He was always so upbeat and cheerful. Seminary was fun, informative and eagerly anticipated everyday. He did a sculpture in class as part of a lesson. He was quick and sure in his art. We would kid him about his "he man" forearms. We would all laugh that his sculpting would give him such "manly" forearms and powerful hands. He was a wonderful teacher and friend. I was blessed to know him. I will always remember.
Glen Williams
December 1, 2013
I so enjoyed Brother Quilter as a seminary teacher in the early 70's. One memorable week he taught us about the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph while sculpting a bust of him in clay. He was a wonderful teacher. Bless you Brother Q!
Leslie Olds Andersen
December 1, 2013
I shared a breakfast one time in Estes Park with Grandpa Karl. He had great stories to tell. If I only I could have enjoyed more time getting to know him more.
Karen Randinitis
December 1, 2013
I SEND CONDOLENCES TO ALL IN HIS FAMILY FROM THE HAYMOND NORTHERN STATES REUNION GROUP. HE SPOKE AND TOLD US ABOUT HOW HE MADE HIS ANGEL MORONI SCULPTORS SO THEY WERE LIGHTER THAN THE ONES MY UNCLE AVARD FAIRBANKS MADE FOR OTHER TEMPLES. HE VERY SELDOM CAME TO OUR REUNIONS THAT WE STILL ARE HOLDING TWICE A YEAR BECAUSE HE WAS SO BUSY WORKING. HE WILL BE MISSED. MAY THE LORD BLESS HIS FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF GRIEF. SINCERELY, KATHRYN MACKAY JONES
KATHRYN MACKAY JONES
December 1, 2013
I received my first kiss on the cheek when I was six years old at recess at Grant school. He was secretive about it and ran away. It was not until later in life when my daughter was in his seminary class that I found out it was him. He came down to my stake center to speak about the Angel Moroni statues that he sculpted, and he saw me in the audience and came down to give me a big bear hug. I found out later he was in the same rehab center as I was. When I got home, I phoned him to see how he was, and we spoke for a long time. I considered him one of my best loving, kind wonderful friends. We grew up in the same stake when we were children. He was living in my husband's twin brother's ward. I feel bad that I did not get the chance to go visit him after our chat. I will miss him dearly. NMH
Nola Marie Hemingway
December 1, 2013
This great man was my seminary teacher during my first year at Highland High. I always enjoyed his classes because he was so interesting....sometimes comparing life with sculpting. I think he might have brought a sculpture he was working on as he was teaching. I'm glad I had him as a teacher.
Cathy Richards Purdie
November 30, 2013
BQ, you will be missed! I wish to extend my love and condolences to the family. BQ, which he was so lovingly called, has a special place in my heart. He truly made a positive difference in the life of an impressionable young man, myself, while attending Olympus High School Seminary. I consider BQ to be one of the many heroes and examples in my life as we shared a wonderful bond together. He was a man of integrity and incredible whit. He was full of charity and love. He took time to help clarify the unclear and taught the art of listening.

I have been fortunate to have in my possession a sculpture of his of the Prophet Joseph Smith, which offers me the opportunity on a daily basis, to think of 2 extraordinary and spiritual men at the same time. As I mentioned, BQ will be missed, but his kindness, example and the many fine memories I have of him will never be forgotten.
Rick Taggart
November 30, 2013
Karl was a friend and mentor. I treasure the years we spent together teaching seminary. I will always remember him as a hard worker with a warm, loving spirit. Love ya, "B.Q"
Dee Darling
November 30, 2013
Ken and I both loved this incredible man. We spent many happy hours with this sweet couple. I especially remember our times in Mesa,Arizona. He taught our study group for years and we looked forward to his inspired lessons. I am sure ken will be there to meet this dear man
Shirley Schaar
November 30, 2013
Last Wednesday, early evening, my sister and I were at Oceanside Harbor. I saw Karl. Before I could attract his attention I had lost him in the crowd. If Karl was here why hadn't he called me to let me know they were in town. Next morning Verna called to tell me he had passed away. Mistaken identity? I prefer to believe it was this wonderful gentleman who was just stopping by to say goodbye to the city he loved so much. What a comfortable and charasmatic person he was, and so very talented. He made everyone he was with feel so special. Karl you will always feel special to me. Whether at the harbor, or whenever I chance to see the Angel Moroni. If you should happen to see Sam up there, please give him one of your 'big Teddy Bear Hugs'.
Shirley Oliver
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