Karen Henrick’s Obituary (2022) – Yuma, AZ

Karen Pauline Henricks

July 28, 1946 July 23, 2022

On July 23rd, 2022 our beloved mother and grandmother, Karen Pauline Henricks, 75 years old, entered into eternal life peacefully surrounded by her loving family in Roundup, MT.

Karen was born July 28th,1946 in Meadville, Pennsylvania to Kenneth and Elsa Hunter. She considered Yuma home after moving there with her parents as a child. Karen was known for her free spirit, adventurous personality, and for being the hardest working woman out there. That combination equaled many memories and experiences for her and her children. Her spontaneous nature would culminate with the phrase “where’s your sense of adventure!”

Karen is survived by her loving children Kenneth ‘Hubba’ Blankenship (Jennifer) of Montana, Troy Estep of Arizona, DeAnne Walsh (Daren) of Virginia, and Stephanie Harris of Nevada.

Karen’s greatest blessings were her grandbabies and those legacies live on through Ashley Spencer of Texas, Kaitlinn Cuppy (Cody) of Montana, Amber and Allison Montgomery of Idaho, Kenny Paul and Kaden Blankenship of Montana, Tawneel Estrada (Andrew) and Tanner Brewer of Arizona .

Her great grandchildren Octavia, Donovan, Karesynn, and Maizee Cuppy, Juan Jr. and Johnathan Rodriguez.

Karen is survived by her brother Harold ‘Bud’ Hunter, sisters Jeanette Conrad, Roberta ‘Bert’ Erwin, and Edith ‘Edie’ Roberson (Robbie).

She will be remembered forever by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives that absolutely loved her rambunctious and ornery personality.

Karen was preceded in death by her loving parents Kenneth and Elsa Hunter and her sister Eileen Hunter.

Karen’s greatest joys in life included being a team mom to 100’s of semi-pro football players in Yuma and El Centro as well as feeding and clothing her homeless ‘peeps’ and volunteering.

We invite you to make a donation to Crossroads Mission or the Yuma Senior Center in her name, in lieu of sending flowers.

To honor Karen’s memory, we are holding a celebration of life on November 25th, 2022 in Yuma, AZ. We invite anyone who knew Karen to join us in remembering her crazy, wild and wonderful life.

Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/obituaries/yumasun

Published by Yuma Sun on Aug. 21, 2022.

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