KAREN LEE MEADOWS(1939 - 2014)

~Karen Lee Meadows (Dockter), nee: Petrali, age 75, a 24-year resident of Laughlin, Nev. and Bullhead City, Ariz. passed away March 2, 2014, after a 1-½ year battle with lung cancer. She was born January 25, 1939 in Sacramento, Calif.

Karen is preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Juanita (Wells) Petrali; sister, Mary "Coke" Markus; brother, Bob Petrali; ex-husband, Walter Dockter; and second husband, Don Meadows.

~ She is survived by her children, Gary (Susie) Meadows, Lynn (John) Purdin, Larry (Deanna) Dockter, Darren Dockter, Kerri (Leonard) Ostrom and Kim (David) Hilton; sisters, June Gimenez and Kathy (Dana) Felgenhauer; brothers, Bill (Gail) and Rick Petrali; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends.

~Memorial service is at 2:00 p.m. on March 13, 2014 at East Lawn Elk Grove, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, Calif.

~Reception to follow at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 7595 Center Parkway, Sacramento, Calif.

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Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Mar. 9 to Mar. 16, 2014