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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Just a quick update..

Karen's Memorial Service was yesterday, and the estimate was over 500 at the church, and standing room only. She was not famous or wealthy...yet so many people knew her and honored her.

We all laughed and we all cried, as many people shared wonderful stories about this special unselfish woman.

We talked later with someone who commented that this is the testimony of a life that has had such a profound effect on so many people. Karen made everyone she met, feel special.

These people were here to honor Karen, and give tribute to her life on this earth, and express how she had effected them.
I even saw people from my own company, who I did not know had a connection with our Karen!

She was very Patriotic, and some of the stories talked about her car with all it's flags! Her red white and blue colors were up front at the church, and many of the arrangement's were in her favorite "All American" colors. Obviously from people who knew she would like that!

I feel many of us left there feeling she is a "benchmark" for the rest of us to use, for our own lives. So because she loved her "flipflops", all I have to say is ..

those are big flipflops to fill!


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. (((((hugs)))))

  2. She sounded like such an amazing woman!

  3. Oh Jan, I am so glad you got to celebrate her life..But I am still so sad that she is gone from you and everyone who loved her!! She definitely sounds like an amazing woman..


  4. Jan, I am so sorry for your loss, and so happy to see that Karen was honored in this way. She sounds like an amazing woman - she will be watching over all of you now, and sending you reminders of what it was like to share her life. Sounds like you were all blessed to know her.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss, but what a wonderful life to celebrate! It sounds like a wonderful service and may she forever be remembered! {{BIG HUGS!}}

  6. You have done your friend an honor - what a great tribute to a woman who sounds amazing!

  7. ps. those kids at the top of your blog page are just too cute - no wonder you are such a proud Grandmama

  8. She certainly touched a lot of lives - and by virtue of your blog and tribute here, continues to touch us!

  9. though of course she's in a better place... its still hard and you'll continue to be in my prayers...

  10. I am sure she would be pleased and touched to know so many people cared about her and were influenced by her. My condolences.....

  11. losing a loved one is so hard. sounds like she was an amazing lady...thank you for keeping us informed as many of us were thinking of you!


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