Karen Ann Christensen, 73, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away December 4, 2019.
Karen was born to Marion and Ethel (Rominske) Collins in Detroit, Michigan on June 22, 1946. After graduating high school in 1964, Karen moved to Colorado where she met and married Harold Christensen on April 19, 1968. They celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2018. Karen worked as a legal secretary in Colorado and then later with the Meds by Mail program affiliated with the Cheyenne VA Medical Center.
Karen enjoyed a variety of activities over the years including attending every activity of her grandchildren ranging from choir to soccer, traveling to the Black Hills to watch the buffalo, and knitting numerous blankets and sweaters for friends and family. Karen was admired and will be missed for her love, dedication and attention to her close family, her perfect pie crust, and her strength exhibited during her and Chris’s battles with cancer.
Karen is survived by her daughters, Laura (Mike) Sutton and Beth (Matt) Hoobler, all of Cheyenne; and six grandchildren, Sarah, Caleb, Cameron, and Ava Sutton and Jenna and Shelby Hoobler.
She is preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Gary; siblings, Diane Norris and John Collins; and her husband, affectionately known as Chris.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. A memory service will be celebrated on Saturday, December 14th at 9:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne. Interment will follow at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.
Karen was extremely honored to be part of a clinical trial that gave her family three more years of precious time with her and therefore expressions of sympathy in Karen’s memory may be made to the Sarah Cannon Fund at the American Cancer Society, https://donate3.cancer.org?campaign=sarahcannonfundcy17.