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Karen Lee Kuhrt

September 18, 1942 — May 3, 2019

Karen Lee Kuhrt, 76, of Eagar, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones Friday, May 3, 2019. Karen was born August 18, 1942 in Lake City, Iowa where she married her husband, Jack on June 12, 1960.

In 1962 she gave birth to their daughter, Jodie while Jack was stationed in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and while living in McHenry, Illinois in 1971, they adopted their daughter, Kim.

Karen worked as a secretary at Round Valley High School from 1978 to 1990 when she was forced into medical retirement after having had a brain aneurysm. During her time as a secretary she had a unique way of connecting with the students and became known as “mom” to many. Karen loved music, enjoyed being surrounded by all of her grandkids and never turned down an opportunity to go shopping with anyone.

She is survived by her husband, Jack, daughter, Kim (Kenny) Peña, granddaughters, Brandy (Armando) Irigoyen, Tiffany (Brian) Palmer and grandsons, Tyler Peña, Nikolas Peña, Brandon Peña and Shelby Watkins, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Orville and Hazel Patterson, daughter, Jodie Watkins and great-grandchild, Derrika Daniel.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church, Springerville.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

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41 Supai, Springerville, AZ 85938

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