Karen Dale (Riggs) Patrick was born in Alton, IL on December 17, 1947 and passed away in Deer Park TX on October 5, 2013. Karen attended University of Texas as a National Merit Scholarship winner and received her Masters of Education from UHCL. Karen taught English and served as an assistant principal in LPISD before returning to the classroom to teach English for HISD to finish out her 35-year career. Karen's dynamic leadership, awesome creativity, and endless love of learning helped and inspired many. Karen was preceded in death by her father John Riggs. Karen is survived by her mother Joan Riggs, daughters April and Farrah Patrick, sister Carol and husband Keith Einkauf, brother Kelly and Lori Harrison, niece Kelsey and Jameson Steely, nephews Cody & Kyle, and many beloved friends and caregivers. A celebration of her life will be held Sat. Oct. 12 at 11AM in the chapel of Deer Park Funeral Directors, 336 E San Augustine. 281-476-4693.