In loving memory of Karen Kay Powers (Gornall).
Mom was born January 28, 1943 in Spokane Washington. She graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1961. Mom worked at Old National Bank in Spokane, where she managed the branch in Hillyard for a time. She then worked for US Bank until she retired. Mom was a member of the Inland Empire Arabian Horse Association, and Rotary member. She married Richard C Powers on July 3rd, 1973 and enjoyed 36 years of marriage until Dad’s death in 2009. She, with Dad, raised four children; Todd Powers (Tina), Michelle Brownfield, Kim Doyle (Scott), and Scott Powers (Kimberly Ann). She has 8 grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren. Mom is survived by her sister, Carole Shipley (Seattle), her children, grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. We all love her dearly. Mom lost her battle with a long illness on September 17, 2018 and was blessed with peace and comfort in her passing.
Our mom, Karen, is a sweet and gentle woman who has always loved people and animals. No stray dog or cat would ever be without a home, which she provided with great joy and love for each and every one. Mom has always been gifted to be able to find the bright side of every area, and exudes peace just by being in a room. Mom loves being anywhere with her family and beamed with that beautiful smile, through every moment. Her sense of humor has always brightened a room, being quick witted and brilliant as she is. She enjoys fishing and admiring wildlife in any form. Feeding the deer that came within a few feet of the front door to the house she shared with her family, was something she has always loved to do. Today, it seems they still look for her and are never far away. This is the gift she’s left for those of us who love her. For us, she will never be far away. She and Dad have always lent a helping hand for anyone in need, and Mom shared her grace, love, patience, kindness and selfless nature with everyone she has met and will always be treasured. She has gone to a place made just for her, where her heart truly fits. Full of love, joy, peace and the presence of all loved ones who have gone before. The love she has for all of her family and cherished friends will be felt through the ages. She is gone from us for now, but still remains a constant in our lives. She is ever present and forever loved.
Please join us at Hennessy Funeral Home in Spokane, WA. For a private viewing on Thursday, September 20th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Mom has requested no service, but we will have a graveside service at 10:00 am, October 1st at Wild Rose Cemetery in Deer Park, Washington.
Any donations should be made to your local animal shelter.