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Viewing scheduled, fund established for slain Layton mom

Published: Tuesday, July 7 2015 7:20 p.m. MDT

Kaylynn Spackman, 36, was stabbed to death in her Layton home, 3228 W. 1025 North, on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Estranged husband, Jose Castillo, 45, is charged with murder in her death. Castillo and Spackman had been married for more than 20 years and had three children, 17, 8 and 4. (, Family Photo) Kaylynn Spackman, 36, was stabbed to death in her Layton home, 3228 W. 1025 North, on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Estranged husband, Jose Castillo, 45, is charged with murder in her death. Castillo and Spackman had been married for more than 20 years and had three children, 17, 8 and 4. (, Family Photo)

LAYTON — A viewing has been scheduled for Kaylynn Spackman, a Layton mother and Hill Air Force Base employee who was stabbed to death in her home Sunday night.

A viewing for Spackman will be open to the public 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road.

Spackman's family has opened a memorial fund in her name at America First Credit Union to support funeral expenses and other finances, according to an announcement Wednesday. Donations can be made at any America First branch.

Spackman's estranged husband, 45-year-old Joe Joseph Castillo, has been charged with murder, a first-degree felony, and other charges in Spackman's death. Police say he stabbed his wife of 20 years multiple times with a kitchen knife during an argument Sunday.

The couple had been separated, and Spackman had filed a protective order against Castillo in previous months.

Friends and relatives hold a vigil for Kaye Lynn Spackman, 36, Monday, June 9, 2014, in Layton. The mother of three was killed Sunday night in her Layton home.  ((Hugh Carey, Deseret News)) Friends and relatives hold a vigil for Kaye Lynn Spackman, 36, Monday, June 9, 2014, in Layton. The mother of three was killed Sunday night in her Layton home. ((Hugh Carey, Deseret News))

Castillo reportedly fought off his son, who attempted to stop the attack, and fled when a neighbor arrived. He was arrested Tuesday in Tooele.

— McKenzie Romero

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