Karen Quay Bornholdt

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Karen Quay Bornholdt, 67, of Wichita Falls, Texas, formerly of Altus, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2014, in Wichita Falls.

Karen was born in Altus on Oct. 18, 1946, to Clifton "Flash" and Virginia L. (Saunders) Gordon. Living in Altus most of her life, Karen attended Washington Elementary and Central Junior High, graduating from Altus High School in 1965. After graduation, Karen attended Altus Junior College and worked at M & C Construction. She later worked at Southwest Metal and Trade for several years before finding her love in life, caring for others in their homes. A longtime member of the Thomas Street Church of Christ, Karen loved caring for others. In 1977, because of failing health, Karen moved to Wichita Falls to be near her daughter.

She was preceded in death by her mother Virginia.

She is survived by her father, Flash Gordon; two children, Robbie Bornholdt and wife Kristi of Hobbs, N.M., and Lori Campbell and husband David of Henrietta, Texas; four grandchildren, Karli Jean Bornholdt, Reagan Campbell, Brooke Campbell and Lane Campbell; one sister, Jinger Brown and husband Clyde of Lewisville, Texas; one niece, Gina Savage and husband Luke of Birmingham, Ala.; one nephew, Brandon Brown and wife Holly of Abilene, Texas; along with many other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m., on Friday at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made to the family at

For family and friends not able to attend the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the service beginning at 10:58 a.m., Saturday. Go to and click on obituaries. Then click on Karen Bornholdt. There will be a large button inviting you to join the web-cast.

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Lowell-Tims Funeral Home And Crematory
1100 E Tamarack Rd
Altus, OK 73521
(580) 482-1212
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Published in Altus Times from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2014