Karen Leann Skene

1952 ~ 2022

Karen passed away July 6th. She always had a big smile with a little mischief hidden behind it, along with an unstoppable laugh. She was the oldest daughter in our family and leaves behind a deep void. Karen didn’t always have an easy life. At age 11 she became the main caregiver for 2 of her younger siblings in Idaho. The hardships she endured never stopped her from offering to help others, she was generous to a fault. She was a wonderful sister, friend, and caregiver.
Karen was the original “Plant Whisperer”, she was extremely knowledgeable at growing and caring for all plants. She also loved animals, cats being one of her favorites, any animal lucky enough to be in Karen’s care never wanted for anything. Karen always enjoyed a good get-together with family and friends (particularly card games with the “guess the musical artist” component), roller skating, I Love Lucy, dancing, and never forgot a birthday.
She is survived by her siblings Lynn Skene (Kathy), Danny Skene (Anneli), Brad Christenson, Cyndee Sandoval (Louis), Terri Harris (Brent), Paul Skene (Cathie), Pamela Skene, Jennifer Skene (Bret), Jerry Quillian, stepmother Joan Skene and 23 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father Douglas Skene. She was much loved and will be missed. A private service will be held at a later date.