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Karen Gary

August 3, 1943 — August 20, 2023

Karen Gary, 80, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Sunday, August 20, 2023. Karen was born in Bexar County Texas on August 3, 1943, to Coleman and Mildred Kirkpatrick.
Karen was a member of Thriving House Church in Port Arthur. She was very passionate about caring for others. Karen was a caring, loving and selfless person. She was strong-willed and loved working with the disabled. She was very spiritual and very involved with her community, but most of all her church. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and knitting. Karen enjoyed spending time with her family and going for walks. She was a Volunteer Coordinator for Southeast Texas Foster Grandparent for 18 years and retired after dedicating her life to nurturing her grandchildren.
Karen is preceded in death by her parents, Coleman Edward Kirkpatrick and Mildred Bernice (Hart) Kirkpatrick; daughters, Kathy Gary and Jennifer Gary; spouse, James “Jimmy” Charles Gary, Sr.; sister, Jan Farris.
Those left to cherish Karen’s memory include her son, James “Chuck” Gary, Jr. of Groves, TX; grandchildren, Jacoby Garlington, Deja Garlington, Dee Bazile, Brock Lemire and Karissa Lemire; 5 great grandchildren and 2 expecting great grandchildren on the way; sister, Gail MacGregor.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., with a Celebration of Life Service to honor Ms. Karen Gary will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Thriving House Church, 9401 Memorial Blvd, Port Arthur, Texas. Cremation services are under the direction of Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland.
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