Kayleen Schumann Hunsaker, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother peacefully entered the presence of her Heavenly Father on August, 30 2022 at the age of 73, and had a joyous reunion with her parents, and little brother ElRay.
She was born in Blue Creek, Utah, on April 26, 1949, to parents Henry Merrill Schumann and June LaPriel Schumann. Kayleen was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was the secretary to two General Authorities of the church, Rex D. Pinegar, when she met her husband at the LDS church's first singles ward, in downtown Salt Lake City, and secretary to L. Tom Perry, who conducted her marriage sealing to her saintly, loyal, and eternal companion, Dennis Hunsaker, on September 23, 1974 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.
Kayleen was the daughter of hard-working parents and she grew up on various family farms in Northern Utah. She was raised in Blue Creek (dry farm), and in Lewiston, Utah (dairy farm) and raised her adoring children in Springville and Orem, Utah. Kayleen held many LDS church callings, but she thrived as Young Women's president in the Lakeview 2nd Ward in Orem.
She was a valiant, vibrant, vivacious woman, with a welcoming smile, boisterous laugh, big heart and bigger personality. She bravely battled many health problems (both mental and physical) the past 30 plus years. She exhibited extraordinary kindness and patience and a willingness to strive to do her best through life's adversities. In her younger years, she ran track, was the life of the party (and often the hostess) and was very outgoing, extroverted, and had the gift of gab.
She loved the outdoors and enjoyed sharing it with her family, often camping, hiking, and fishing with kids in tow, regardless of their ages. She slept in her husband's prized "two-person" NorthFace camping tent a countless number of times over the years, and never complained.
Kayleen spent many days and nights taking her children to events, practices, games, church, and recitals. At her sons' various sporting events she could always be heard supporting and loudly cheering them on. She was a woman with many talents who loved to paint, craft, sew, quilt, crochet, garden, play the piano and organ, and bottle her own fruit and vegetables.
She graduated from BYU with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, and loved cheering for the Cougars, especially their football team. She ran her own business teaching preschool for many years, and worked in the medical field. She also furthered her education with two post graduate degrees, and was the valedictorian of one of her post-graduate classes.
Kayleen is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Dennis Hunsaker, and their five children: Kristin Kay Amundsen (Cory), Jared Dennis Hunsaker, Emma Leigh Hunsaker, Thomas Brock Hunsaker (Amanda), and Jacob Merrill Hunsaker (Sara). She has been blessed with 15 loving and adoring grandchildren.
She is also survived by sister Danna May Montgomery (Gene), sister Edamarie Walker (Perry), sister Denice Weatherspoon (Dave), brother Darl Schumann (Sherri), sister-in-law Christy Schumann, brother Joseph Schumann (Liz), sister Karla Torres, sister Caralee Schumann, and brother Lorenzo Schumann (Michele). She was preceded in death by her parents, younger brother ElRay (Christy), and brother-in-law Ariel Torres (Karla).
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday September 7th, 2022 at 11 AM. Friends and family may attend the viewings on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, Lone Peak Chapel located at 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah 84003 and at the LDS Chapel located at 2801 west 620 north Provo, Utah 84601 from 9:45 to 10:45 AM prior to the funeral services, which will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in the American Fork City Cemetery, at 2:30 PM.
The Hunsaker family would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses who have cared for and helped Kayleen during the past few months, their kindness and care is deeply appreciated.
in lieu of flowers, please donate to NAMI ( national association of Mental Illness )
Please click on the link below to watch Kayleen's service via live stream: