GA Karen and Doodles

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  1. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    Dear L & B and L family ,

    For those of you that remember Karen and Doodles, it’s with sadness and shock that I learned of her passing. Her husband had only said that she “ passed the other day” and didn’t say how. He asked for prayers.

    Her last post on FB was on Wednesday and her husband’s on her page was Thursday afternoon.

    Thought y’all would like to know.
     
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  2. Red & Rover (GA)

    Red & Rover (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking about her a lot recently, wondering how she was doing. Both Karen and Doodles were a big presence on this forum.
    Thank you, Bobbie, for letting us know. :bighug:
     
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  3. Olive & Paula

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    Unbelievable. They were big presences here. She had Doodles tattooed on her back shoulder so he would always be with her. Now they are reunited. Rest peacefully my friend.
     
  4. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, Bobbie, for this sad news. We send our deepest sympathy to Karen's husband.
     
  5. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Oh I am quite shocked to hear this awful news. Karen was such a lovely person, with much knowledge to share here. Deepest sympathy to her husband. Thanks for sharing Bobbie
     
  6. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    That’s so sad. Karen and I talked a lot on the FDMB.
     
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  7. Christie & Maverick

    Christie & Maverick Well-Known Member

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    I'm so very sad to read this, Karen was one of the people here who helped me when I first joined. I have missed seeing her here. I wanted to send my heartfelt condolences to her family, and prayers. Thanks for taking a moment to let her FD family know, Bobbie.
     
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  8. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    Yep , I had forgotten the Doodles tattoo. It’s just so sad. I’m still reeling from the news. Here one day and then gone!
     
  9. Olive & Paula

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    She was posting pics on 6/3 and then Joe posts the news on the 4th. Can't imagine what he is going through.
     
  10. jayla-n-Drevon

    jayla-n-Drevon Well-Known Member

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    :rb_icon: rest my friend you will be greatly missed....
     
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  11. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    Wow. I wonder what happened. I was just reading our conversations that we had. So sad. Shocking.
     
  12. Bronx's dad (GA)

    Bronx's dad (GA) Well-Known Member

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    This is such sad news, she was a major contributor here and helped me out tremendously early on. You could always count on her (& Lizzy) being on here first every morning and giving advice, guidance and support to everybody.

    She was originally from my area and we shared many PMs after we came to realize we had mutual friends and even discovered I was at her future house once at a party hosted by her-to-be husband (before they met). They eventually moved to AZ.

    She was great person with a heart of gold. Here are some pictures to share in memory of Karen who I never met but consider a good friend.

    She got married at the infamous north jersey roadhouse known as ''The Notch", where she met her husband Joe "Dingo". They are in the middle:

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    Karen & Joe below on the left:

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  13. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting the pictures.
     
  14. Christie & Maverick

    Christie & Maverick Well-Known Member

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    Oh how fabulous Paul, so great to see some pics of her :bighug:
     
  15. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    I too am shocked. Karen was a huge presence here. I did actually get to meet her at Marje's place - she was a lovely person. Karen is now with her Doodles. :rb_icon: Deepest sympathy to Joe.
     
  16. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    That is so sad to hear. Thank you for letting us know. She was such a sweet, caring person. Sending prayers for the family.
     
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  17. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    I had sent her an IM asking a question and Joe responded that she had passed. What a shock !
     
  18. Bobbie And Bubba

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    Thanks @Bronx's dad (GA) for those photos! I almost got to meet her when they were coming back East to visit Joe’s family. Then she got Leo and didn’t want to leave him. Sigh.
     
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  19. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

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    Thanks, Bobbe.

    I am beyond devastated as many of you are. I got very close to Karen here and, as Wendy said, we got to meet when Wendy, Karen, and Liz (Zener’s mom) all came to our home. Karen just lived up the road in Phoenix until they recently moved to SC. We talked frequently. I just spoke with her a few weeks ago and they were happy. She was such a beautiful, beautiful soul. She was the kind of friend you would always want to have. Her heart was so pure and kind. She was so compassionate and she loved her cats, especially her beautiful Doodles, so much. I am happy she is with her baby boy but this world will be so much darker without her shining presence.

    I can’t quit thinking about Joe, Moo, Leo, and Karen’s Mom and stepfather. Sending condolences just doesn’t seem enough for the enormous hole she leaves in their lives.

    Fly free, my friend. I love you. I will miss you so much.

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    Liz, Wendy, Me, and Karen ♥
     
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  20. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    I remember when y’all met up!
     
  21. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

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    It was such a special day with these three wonderful ladies and friends. I’m so glad I get to see Liz often as well as she’s just a few hours away and her sister lives within walking distance of my home.
     
  22. Susan&Felix

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    I didn't get to know Doodles, but Karen was still quite active on the board in my earlier days here, and she was always so helpful and kind. It looks like her last FDMB post was right after Felix's cardiomyopathy diagnosis, when she shared her experience of Doodles's heart disease and was characteristically informative and compassionate.

    Thanks for letting us know, Bobbie, and thanks to those who posted pictures and memories.
     
  23. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

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    I was heartbroken when Marje shared the news with me. Karen was so devoted to Doodles, and she was always so helpful to everyone here. I'm glad they are together, but sad for those left behind, especially Joe. :(:rb_icon:
     
  24. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know Karen&Doodles but am very saddened to hear this news...

    I've often wondered what would happen if...

    Well you know...sometimes our DH's aren't exactly 'in touch' with this group of folks...

    I suppose it's one of those things we all need to think about...the what if's ... not a pleasant thing to have to do...but I suppose necessary.

    It does sound like she was a legend and has left you all with wonderful memories.

    May she rest in peace and regards to her husband.
     
  25. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    Karen just replied the other day on Bella, how this saddens my heart, she was a wonderful person, may she Rest In Peace and my condolences to her husband
     
  26. Amy&TrixieCat

    Amy&TrixieCat Well-Known Member

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    This is such sad and shocking news. Karen was a wonderful MamaBean to all of her beloved furbabies...such a big heart. She was also a huge help to me earlier this year, when my young kitty, Holly, was diagnosed with stomatitis and needed all of her teeth extracted; she had been through the same thing with her young boy, Leo. She will be missed by many....
     
  27. Pamela & Amethyst

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  28. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    This is just heartbreaking.
     
  29. Sonia & Leo

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    I’m so very sorry to hear this. My deepest condolences to Karen’s husband and family and to all of you who knew her and were her friends. :(

    It’s obvious from reading all your posts, that she was an amazing person and I wish I had known her. RIP Karen. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  30. Anne & Zener GA

    Anne & Zener GA Well-Known Member

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    Very sad news indeed. LantusLevLand has lost a kind soul. Our condolences to her husband, family and friends. We had a wonderful lunch in Tucson that day, I can't remember details of our conversation, except that it focused on CATS! Shocking, I know. :) We are eternally grateful for finding this crazy cat tribe, and Karen was surely one of our leaders. Hugs to all, as we mourn and remember Karen.
    Liz
     
  31. suki & crystal (GA)

    suki & crystal (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I was deeply saddened when Marje informed me of Karen's tragic passing, my sincere condolences to her husband and family at this very sad time. Karen and Doodles were so much a part of the Board when I was in need of help, she was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful to everyone and will be sorely missed. Fly free dear Karen and be at peace as you are reunited once again with your soulkitty Doodles. God bless :rb_icon:
     
  32. Becky & Baby Girl GA

    Becky & Baby Girl GA Well-Known Member

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    My deepest heartfelt condolences for her husband and family. God bless them -Such a good kind heart...
     
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  33. Karen & Lily

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    Such sad news. I had mentioned in one of my recent posts how Karen and Doodles, along with @Wendy&Neko helped Lily & me so much. We wouldn't be where we are now if it wasn't for both of them. RIP Karen.
    @Bronx's dad (GA), Paul the Great Notch was on Rt 46 in Little Falls, correct?
     
  34. Bronx's dad (GA)

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    @Karen & Lily Yep, still there. Was saved twice. Way back in like the 30s or 40s, it was rolled on logs from 46E to 46W due to the expansion of 46. Recently, they redid the the rt 3 & 46 interchange and The Notch was on the chopping block, but so many people fought for it to stay so they built the roadways around it. Live music every night as always. I was supposed to meet up with Karen & Joe when they were in NJ for a visit but our timing was off and they showed up after I left :(
     
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  35. Red & Rover (GA)

    Red & Rover (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I'm imagining that Doodles immediately called dibs on the best couch in the place for the two of them. Karen spent so many nights on the couch monitoring him.
     
  36. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

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    I know she is loving on all our babies.
     
  37. LizzieInTexas

    LizzieInTexas Well-Known Member

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    I am so saddened to read this. Karen was my mentor here when I first started with FD and Gizmo. We often joked that Doodles and Gizmo could be brothers.

    Be at peace sweet girl. My condolences to her DH.
     
  38. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

    rhiannon and shadow (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Such sad news.... Prayers for her family ...
     
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  39. Laura and Gremlin

    Laura and Gremlin Well-Known Member

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    Such sad, sad news :( I remember them.
     
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  40. Tracey&Jones (GA)

    Tracey&Jones (GA) Well-Known Member

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    This post made me cry. Karen helped me sooooo much with Jones. She checked in on him everyday. She was our guardian angel. She seemed to know Jones better than I did with his sugar dance.

    My deepest condolences to her husband.
     
  41. Amanda and a Loudogg

    Amanda and a Loudogg Well-Known Member

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    My heart hurts hearing this. While I never got to really get to know Doodles, our kitties were both part of the exclusive IAA club. Karen was a fount of knowledge and she will be greatly missed on this forum. My heart goes out to her family.
     
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  42. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

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    I am in shock; I have no words.
    I am so very sorry to hear this news.
     
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  43. Dale 'n' Chip

    Dale 'n' Chip Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all for posting the wonderful pictures.

    Such sad and unexpected news.
     
  44. Julie and Eleanor (GA)

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    I'm so saddened by this news. Karen was such a sweet person. She really helped me at a time when Eleanor was at her worst.
     
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  45. Carol & Murphy

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    OMG just reading this Karen was my savior when I switched from Prozinc to Levemir we had many PM conversations and got to trade Chicago stories Thanks for all you did, Karen You were an angel here and now you’re a real one. Very sad
     
  46. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    Yes. So sad.
     
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  47. jt and trouble (GA)

    jt and trouble (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I didnt know her but am sad for her passing. Such a HIT fdmb has taken these last few years. Her memory will live on.
    My deepest condolences to her husband, family and friends. :(:rb_icon::(
     
  48. Mandarin'sMom

    Mandarin'sMom Well-Known Member

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    Such sad news. I am not on the board much anymore and I just happened to come across this post as I was looking up some of the “old-timers” today. Karen and I joined the board around the same time and Doodles and Mandarin’s journeys were so similar in the beginning and I could always count on Karen for advice, encouragement and kind words when things weren’t going so well. What a huge loss!
     

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