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Karin Crawford Howard NiskayunaKarin Crawford Howard passed away August 1 after a six-month battle with cancer. At the end she was surrounded by many friends and family and died peacefully. Karin was a beautiful and loving person whose presence will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched. Karin loved to travel, especially to Zion National Park and the Oregon Coast, and enjoyed cross-country motorcycle touring. Her love of skiing brought her to Utah from upstate New York. She was an avid fan of jazz and other styles of music, loved cats, and enjoyed gardening. She had an extraordinary flair for decoration and interior design, was an expert seamstress and quilter, and always enjoyed a good glass of wine. A person of impeccable taste, she inevitably gave the perfect gift. She will be missed for her quiet laugh, her honesty, and her sympathetic ear. A graduate of Niskayuna High School in Schenectady, NY, she earned an associate's degree in occupational therapy from Salt Lake Community College and performed her internship in Coronado, CA. For nearly two decades she was beloved by her clients for the level of her personal care, her creativity and her ability to help people to reach their full potential. Karin is survived by her father, James C. Crawford of Binghamton, NY; her exhusband, Paul T. Howard of Sandy, UT; her brothers, Bruce Crawford of Burlington, VT, and Brian Crawford and sister-in-law, Susan Crawford, also of Binghamton, NY; her nephews, Greg and Matthew Crawford, and Mathew's wife, Heather; her best friend, Lynn Meinor and her husband, Bob Dixon; nieces, Courtney and Adrian Meinor; and Courtney's son, Evan. She had a large circle of remarkably close friends whose lives were bettered by knowing her. She was loved by Kathy Stark, Bonnie and Dusty Sackett, Jeff and Sharon Meinor, Ed Attard, and all her great friends at Aspen Ridge and Health South. Karin was predeceased by her mother, Ellen Anderson Crawford; and her sister, Kristen Ellen Crawford. In lieu of flowers please consider a gift in her memory to either the or the Huntsman Cancer Hospital, where she received truly outstanding care by a dedicated and caring staff. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.starksfuneral.com

Published in The Daily Gazette on Aug. 3, 2012
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