Our dear beloved mother, Karlla Jane Anderson Hammond 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2022, in Tooele Utah. Karlla was born in Tooele, Utah to George Denton and Mary Lazich Anderson on March 12th, 1937, she is the oldest of five. She was raised in Tooele and graduated from Tooele High School in 1954 at the top of her class turning down the honor of valedictorian so it could go to someone else. She met the only special love of her life, Dean Martin Hammond. They married on March 18th, 1955. They settled in Grantsville where they built their home and began their family. Together they raised five beautiful children that they were very proud parents of. Over the years she held many jobs to help support their growing family. She retired as a Parts Specialist from the Tooele Army Depot in 1993. She and Dean spent every moment together until Dean’s passing in 2002. Their family grew from five children to a very large family of 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Karlla is survived by her five children, Karlla (Wylie) Peterson, Willard (Linda) Hammond both of Grantsville, Dane (Tamera) Hammond of Salt Lake City, Tessie (Jeff) Middleton of Sandy and Martin (Lori) Hammond of Spring Creek, Nevada. Sisters Andielyn Anderson and Sylvia (Russell) Stapleton of Tooele. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Hammond, and parents George & Mary Anderson, brothers Timothy and Matthew Anderson, and one great-grandson, Luke Hammond. Services will be held at the chapel at 81 North Church Street in Grantsville. A viewing will be on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 26th, 2022 at 11:00 am. with a viewing one hour prior.