Kara Hathcox, age 39, of Austin came full circle on Tuesday, April 23 after an epic struggle with breast cancer
. She was born on April 23, 1974 in Garland, Texas to Karen Dale and Ronda Hathcox and had a brother and sister. She graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1992 and attended the University of Texas
at Austin. Bound by love in 1998 to Keith Hilsabeck, they ebbed and flowed through the experiences of life for 15 years. Blessed with two children, Gregory Andrew and Miko Sol, who gave them direction, purpose and great joy. Kara was a pillar of strength and a force to be reckoned with. She was loved by many, feared by few, respected by all. She will be missed. Kara is survived by her grandmother, Margie Dale Hathcox, father, Karen Dale Hathcox, mother, Ronda Drake, brother, Justin Hathcox, sister, Amanda Hathcox, husband, Keith Hilsabeck, sons, Gregory and Miko, aunts and cousins. A casual gathering of family and friends will be held at ten o'clock in the morning on Friday, the 3rd of May 2013, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. Kara loved bright colors, so please honor her with your most festive attire. In lieu of flowers, Kara's family asks that memorial gifts be made in her honor to Austin Montessori School, Austin Hospice Christopher House, Friends of Deep Eddy, Save Our Springs Alliance, or the Sierra Club. Peace, Love, Happiness. Condolences may be sent to www.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com.