My beloved Karen entered into peace Sunday, June 14, after a year-long struggle with illness. Karen was born at Emanuel Hospital, Turlock, to parents Melvin (2010) and Elizabeth (Penny) (1961) Crowell. She lived in Livingston, CA, Oregon and Livermore as a young girl. Grandma Lenore Crowell (Swazye) was such a very big part of Karen’s life—she was a beautiful and fun lady.
Karen will always be remembered as a strong, loving, determined person. She was very easy to talk to and was always more concerned with others then about herself. Even in passing she gave the gift of life to others—she was a proud donor. Karen believed that her physical body was only hers while on this worldly earth—her spirit, her smile and her soul will live on—and that is who she was and who she will always remain in our hearts.
It would be impossible to list all the people whose life Karen touched, but each of you knows who you are.
Karen is survived by her loving husband of 31 years Ken; her precious son Jesse (Hollis) and grandson Nathaniel; sisters Diane Hay and Nancy (Richard) Rowe; sister in-law Nancy Cornick Kirkes; brothers Roger (Sheri Gust) and Jason Crowell; Aunt Barb Bergman and Aunt Jo Ann Hansen, and cousins Hal Crowell, David and Dennis Pitts, Susan and Barbara.
Ken and Karen were not only husband and wife, but best friends as well. For us that remain behind, we are saddened and heartbroken to lose such a beautiful wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. She wants all to know that she is finally at peace and no longer suffers the pain that she endured of late. I/we love you very much—R.I.P. our love.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on June 27 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock. A Celebration of Life will follow at noon in Modesto.
Memorial donations may be made to Modesto Gospel Mission, 1400 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto 95351, or the Women’s Haven Center, 118 13th St., Modesto 95354.
St. Jude’s Prayer
(St. of Lost Causes)
St. Jude Novena, may the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the world now and forever. St. Jude, Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, pray for us.
(Say this prayer nine times a day. By the eighth day prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you, St. Jude. KDC/kfc)