LAYTON – A 36-year-old Layton mother who was killed after a stabbing in her home will be laid to rest on Friday.
Kaylynn Spackman died from stab wounds suffered after an argument with her estranged husband Joe Castillo on Sunday.
Castillo was arrested on Wednesday in Tooele County and charged with Spackman’s murder on Monday.
The couple was going through a separation at the time of the incident, and Castillo had been issued a protective order stemming from a domestic violence charge in March.
Spackman was an employee at Hill Air Force Base.
"Members of Team Hill are saddened by the loss of one our own," said Col. Kathryn L. Kolbe, 75th Air Base Wing and installation commander.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends and co-workers. They should know we are grateful for everything she did for the Air Force and to support the Team Hill mission. She was a valued member of our team, and she will be dearly missed," said Kolbe.
According to Kolbe, Spackman was the 75th Air Base Wing and installation Director of Information Protection.
Kolbe added that the U. S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations was assisting Layton Police in their investigation of the alleged murder.
Kolbe also noted that Spackman's family established a memorial fund in her name at local America First credit unions. Money collected for the Kaylynn Spackman Memorial Account will be used to pay for funeral expenses and other financial challenges connected with her sudden loss.
Spackman graduated from Clearfield High School, and from Weber State University with a degree in the field of Criminal Justice.
She is survived by three children and three stepchildren.
A viewing for Spackman was held Thursday night at Lindquist Mortuary in Layton. She will be interred Friday at Lindquist's Memorial Park at Layton, 1867 N. Fairfield Road.