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Karen Lee Wolverton

Karen Lee Wolverton

September 25, 1942 - November 12, 2019

Karen Lee Wolverton, 77, of Colville, WA, passed away on November 12th, 2019. She had a deep love for nature and would often go on walks to enjoy its beauty. She had a laugh that was infectious. She will be missed greatly but remembered lovingly by those who knew her. Karen was born to parents William and Vida Smith, on September 25th, 1942 in Dover, NJ. She is survived by her 10 loving Children, Karen Warren (Daniel Bohlen), Joe McLitus, Mary Pendergast (Matthew), Linda McLitus, George McLitus (Lillian), Jennifer Christensen (Adam), Katrina McLitus, Michael McLitus, Kristina Stolp (Issaiah), Courtney Strickfaden (Evan), her brothers Larry Smith, Richard Smith and sister Joyce Doll. 27 Grandchildren and 10 Great grandchildren. <br /> Preceded in death by her sister Mildred and brother William Smith.

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Danekas Funeral Chapel

155 W 1st Avenue, Colville, WA

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    Last night, as I was taking the boy's to a school event. We drove past a bowling alley. Nicholas starts to engage in a memory with Noah, about the birthday parties we had at the Cooper Bowl.. it's then that chocolate realizes, "Grandma won't be able to go to anymore of my birthdays!"
    Then Noah comes to the same conclusion... it was a tear filled moment, it's then this hurts the most. . Like the other day the boys mentioned while passing houses lit with beautiful Christmas lights.. grandma wont be coming with us to drive around looking at houses this year...
    I keep thinking I need to call you, I have so much to tell you.. I need advice, direction.
    It's not going to be easy, for some time..
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    Trina Lee Mclitus Dec 06, 2019
    In the summer of 1998 Karen and I went camping down on the Oregon coastline on Old Highway 1. That night we camped at a campsite and during the night when we were in our 10 sleeping we both woke up in the middle of the night the wind was blowing really hard. Of course Karen was just really loved a man the sound of nature. We found out the next day that a when did gone through that was equivalent to tornado and had knocked over a large amount of Timber around the area where we have been camping. That's when I first really became aware of the fact how much Karen did appreciate nature and how great our love was for nature. I will miss her a great deal. She was very special and beautiful woman in her own way
    Jack Denison Dec 05, 2019
    I remember your mom chasing us through your house with a ladel. I spent as much time at your house than at my own for a couple years there. And as adults, laughing with her, and listening to her wise words. I love her n miss her n my heart hurts for u all. Xxo
    Jennifer Van Hoe Dec 04, 2019
    I still remember living next door and on Karen's 30 something birthday giving her a joint of the good stuff. As much as it could be considered the good stuff for 1978. Karen was thrilled.
    Kevan Moore Dec 04, 2019
    Just a few.. of so so many
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    Trina Lee Dec 04, 2019
    I have came to this page 4 times since its incarnation.. this morning.
    Never getting past staring at your picture.
    It's not yet been 3 weeks and it feels like time just stopped. Its consumes every bit of my thoughts.
    You meant so much to the boy's and I mom.. you were there and I for you, and us for the boys. Thank you for seeing they needed you. I am so grateful for the time we got in and some pretty great memories made...though it wasn't long enough.
    I wasn't ready momma .. we were not prepared for this.💔
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    Trina Lee (as you would tell me) Dec 04, 2019
    Will always remember your smile and laugh. So grateful that we got to see you at the family reunion. Praying for you loved ones. RIP Aunt Karen❤
    Vicki Johnson (Lynn) Dec 03, 2019
    I didn’t get to see you often, but when I did you were a blast! I love all of my aunts and uncles, and you will be greatly missed❣️
    Lori (Smith) Kelly Dec 03, 2019
    I so much miss our phone calls I will miss you more then forever.being your sister has been a ride we didn't always see things the same but we always loved each other and having child hood memories these last few years to talk to you about has ment every thing in the world to me, Thanks Karen or should I say (Jane) I love you so much and I will miss you.😢💕💕
    Joyce Doll Dec 03, 2019
    Karen you will be greatly
    Missed. I will always remember you as a little girl you where so special. May God take care of your children. We will never forget you. Rest in piece.
    Phyllis Babus Dec 03, 2019