Crawford1On March 30, 2014 Karen J. Crawford left a world of loving friends and family to join her husband Ray Crawford in a reserved spot by his side in heaven.  Karen was born on February 20, 1941 in Ely, Nevada to parents John and Dorothy Cox.  Having a few short stays in Oregon and California, Karen spent most of her childhood and teenage years in McGill, Nevada.  She was a 1959 graduate of White Pine High School in Ely.  She married Ray Crawford in 1960 and moved to Wendover shortly thereafter.

Karen and Ray would live in Wendover for the rest of their lives.  They raised 5 children, all of which went on to form their own families resulting in a total of 8 grandchildren,

Karen was also a fighter.  She faced hardship and personal tragedy at both ends of her 73 years of life. Just 2 years after losing her husband to heart disease, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer – but survived for another 13 years!  That never-say-die attitude serves as an example to all that knew and loved Karen for the beautiful rose that she was.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Sonny Cox.  Survivors include brothers Kenneth and Dennis Cox; children Mike Crawford, Kerrie Supanich, Terrie Flaherty, Ted Crawford and Paige Giles; grandchildren Nick Phillips, Brittany Crawford, Kasey Crawford, Allison Supanich, Morgan Supanich, Zach Giles, Natalie Giles and Lexie Giles.

Karen was buried next to her husband in the Wendover Cemetery on Thursday, Apr 3, 2014.