Karren Anne Crofford(1943 - 2013)

ODESSA Karren Anne Crofford lost her battle with breast cancer Saturday, January 19th, 2013, with her children by her side.

Born in Blanchard, Oklahoma, to Dennis and Thelma Fletcher, November 27th, 1943. She moved to Texas as a child where she met her childhood sweetheart Don "Duck" Crofford. They married September 19th, 1959, in Odessa. They were inseparable until his death in 2007. A loving Mother to one son, and three daughters, and Momo to seven Grandgirls.

She was an artistic, charismatic person who loved to dance. A shining star, she brightened many lives along her way.

Preceded in death by her loving husband, her parents, stepfather C.R. Monk, and brothers Gene Fletcher and Bobby Fletcher.

Karren is survived by: Son: Don Crofford and wife Holly of Robinson, Texas.Daughters: Carrie Crofford of Santa Ana, California, Kristin Crofford Seeley and husband Hal of Sunrise Beach, Texas, and Kelly Crofford Sanders and husband Gary of Ropesville, Texas. Seven Granddaughters: Haley Crofford, Courtney James Henson and husband Jacob, Jeri Crofford Essary and husband Adam, Chelby James, Haley English, Claudia James and Ryan Olivia Crofford; three Great-Grandchildren: Aaliyah, Kylin and Grayson; and her faithful K-9 companion, Rupert.

Memorial service to be held at Sid and Sams @ Ratliff Ranch Saturday, January 26th at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Humane Society of Odessa, 7012 West Mockingbird Lane, Odessa, TX 79763.

Published in Odessa American on Jan. 23, 2013