Karen Faye (Holm) Ward left this lowly world to go join her creator on
January 20, 2018
Survived by daughter, Jacquelin Rackliff; granddaughters Rachel and Amanda,
grandsons Wyatt and Jaxson.
Karen's Ute Indian name was lee-way-Nee (bird Woman), She was well
into her 50's before
she finally discovered her origin.
Karen had a long rich life filled with many people, too numerous to mention.
career covered many vocations, starting with garden seed salesman at the
age of 9, on to
waitress, laundress, secretary, restaurant manager, executive secretary,
cocktail waitress, cross
country truck driver, welder, to her final career of massage therapist
and spiritual healer. Many
people were helped by her healing touch.
Karen was a graduate of the “School of Hard Knocks” with degrees
in Fortitude, Ambition,
Selflessness, and all the other things that made her who she was. There
was never anything
that held her back from going after what she wanted to do. The lack of
formal education did
not deter her. Her theory was “A day without learning something
was a lost day.” I She knew a
little about everything and was an avid reader, she spent more time listening
and less time
Her request of you is not to cry for her loss, but to remember some little
thing she said that
made you laugh - and laugh again. Remember she has gone on to Infinity
where there is no
pain or unhappiness. Don't try to hold on to her with your grief,
let her go in joy!