Hope On, Hope Ever!

November 21, 2017

Karen Kunz

Academic Office Administrative Assistant

Karen Rasmussen Kunz was born and raised in Teton Valley, Idaho to Jack and Marva Rasmussen. She married Dean H. Kunz, who is also from the same area but they never dated until after Dean's mission and he saw the light!

Both attended Ricks College and were engaged during their second semester and married in June.  

They have four children, Kyle, Annalee, Melinda, and Clint, who married wonderful spouses and have given them their greatest joy, 14 grandchildren.   

Twenty years ago, Dean and Karen began their own business called Spruce It Up Landscaping. They have lived in this area all of their married life. Karen was the office assistant in the business management department when Ricks College became BYU-Idaho. She left to help her husband with the business and hoped to one day return to work here.  She currently is the Administrative Assistant in the Academic Administration Office and loves those she gets to work with.  

Karen has served in various church callings such as relief society president, gospel doctrine teacher, stake family history leader, counselor in the stake relief society presidency, and is currently serving as a counselor in her ward young women presidency. 



 

Spiritual Preparation

Pre-devotional Discussion:

In a few sentences on the discussion board, share how the life stories of your ancestors have influenced or inspired you and what ways have you applied what you've learned from them to your life?

Hope On, Hope Ever!

Audio of Karen Kunz BYU-Idaho devotional address, Fall 2017