HAMES, Karen Louise (Scobee) Born October 8, 1954 in Tucson, AZ. Died August 23, 2014 in Folsom, CA. Karen is survived by her loving husband Nick Hames, and two sons Tom and Nick Erwin. A sister Eilene Wilson and a brother Allen Scobee also survive her. Karen spent most of her life in the Orangevale/Folsom area where she made many lifelong friends. She graduated from Casa Roble HS and worked for Mercury Insurance for close to 20 years. In recent years she opted for a career change and found success in the real estate profession, becoming an executive associate for Lyon Real Estate and winning the Masters Club Award for outstanding sales in 2012. Karen loved being outdoors, most especially Yosemite National Park. Her frequent visits there were a deep source of spiritual peace and joy. She also treasured time with her family and friends, who remained constant in their love and support during her long battle with breast cancer. A celebration of her life will be held at her home on Monday, September 1 at 3pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the cancer cause of your choice.
Published in The Sacramento Bee from Aug. 30 to Sept. 13, 2014