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French, Karen

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February 15, 1953 - November 4, 2013

French, Karen

Karen French 60 years old passed away on November 4, 2013 at home with her family present in Dallas.

She was born February 15, 1953 in Enid, Oklahoma to William Hugh Jones and Irma Geraldine Jones.

She is survived by her husband, Bill French; her dog, Mr. Darcy; sons, Jeff Allenbaugh and wife Donna, Marty Freais and Finance Maria; daughter Rhonda Hauck and husband Jeff; her granddaughters, Megan and Lauren; grandsons Joshua, Brent, and Parker. Her sisters, Anne Bogard and her partner RC Nelson, Terry Sayles and husband Larry, and Kathleen Blanche; Brother, Nick Wavers; Uncle, Chester Ragsdale; 5 nephews,  and 4 nieces.

Karen grew up in Shawnee, Oklahoma and moved to Dallas with son, Jeff, in 1979. Karen and her husband, Bill were together 21 wonderful years. They were able to travel many parts of the world. She had a gift for living life to the fullest. She was very outgoing and had an infectious laugh. She was loved by all that knew her. She was a friend of Bill W for the past 22 years.

Services will be held at Springcreek Church 2660 Belt Line Rd, Garland, TX 75044 on Monday, November 18th at 7PM. If desired, memorial donations in Karen’s honor may be made to VNA Hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction of

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252


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Roy and Mary Becerra (Once Upon a Child-McKinney)

November 30, 2013 7:38PM

We extend our deepest condolences to Bill and family. May the happy memories comfort you.

Angela ehmann

November 14, 2013 1:31PM

What a beautiful tribute for such a strong beautiful person. What an amazing and loving family, I am blessed to have. Et them.

Millie Warren

November 14, 2013 10:14AM

Bill I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Karen Groll

November 13, 2013 1:06PM

Love & Prayers to Frenchy, Ann and the rest of the family. Karen was in my very first step study in 1992 and we all went to Singles In S that same year. I will always remember her loud full belly laughter & sitting around her apartment on Araphoe with Ann, Julie, Kimberly and Becky. What a beautiful friend and woman. God's blessings to you.

Pam and Mike Morin

November 10, 2013 6:14AM

We send our deepest condolences to all of K.J.'s family and friends. She had a real gift for enjoying life, and we are better people for having known her and loved her. We have some wonderful memories to comfort us in our grief, and we hope they bring comfort to you too. Say a good word for us up there, K.J., and hopefully we will see you and laugh with you again! All our love, Pam and Mike Morin

John Esch

November 10, 2013 5:57AM

I will always remember Karen's smile and that she was always around as I started my journey with Bill W. In 1991.
My thoughts & prayers are with Frenchy, Ann & the rest of the family. John E.