Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away at the age of 74 on Friday, September 20, 2019 after a lengthy battle with cancer. At the time of her passing, she was at home, surrounded by her loving family.
Karen Sue Dillon Moore was born in Dayton, OH on June 26, 1945. She was the first child born to Truman and Norma Lee Dillon.
Karen grew up in a home that loved the Lord. She loved to sing and play the piano at an early age.
While in high school she met Larry, the love of her life. They were married on June 3, 1967 and spent 52 beautiful years together. Until the time of her passing, they were deeply in love, constant companions, and the best of friends.
To that marriage was born Thomas (Lori) and James (Dyan). Knowing the family was not complete, Karen and Larry adopted two girls, Shirley (Albert) and Rolaina.
Karen taught school in San Juan County for over 20 years. She loved to teach.
One of her most memorable experiences occurred on August 19 and 20, 1989, when she and her fifth grade class were able to bring the Vietnam War Memorial Replica to Monticello. This event was attended by many people from across the area.
After Karen and Larry retired in 1998, they embarked on a series of adventures including Alaskan cruises, trips across the country, also to Mexico and Costa Rica. They spent several years as campground hosts on the Blue Mountain.
No matter what they were doing, they were together. They lived life to the fullest.
Karen loved the Lord and often sang songs of praise as she went about her day.
She loved her husband more than anything else in the world. She loved her children and would do anything for them.
She was a very giving person. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and her warm, friendly nature.
She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother. She is survived by her devoted husband Larry, four children, seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, and a great-granddaughter due in November.
She will be deeply missed.
Karen’s family will be hosting a Celebration of Life open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Hideout Community Center (648 South Hideout Way, Monticello) for anyone who would like to come and share in remembering her beautiful life.