Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother was called home to the Lord on Monday morning after a hard fought battle with Cancer. She faced this devastating disease with a never-ending will and we are in awe of her perseverance. She was surrounded with the love of the family she had built and we are comforted by that security. Her proudest accomplishments were her children and grandchildren, she was our Momo and we will forever hold her in our hearts!
Karen Barrington was born on October 1, 1942 in Taylor, Texas, where she enjoyed her childhood. She met the love of her life, Donald Barrington and they married on July 7, 1960. They made the decision to relocate to Waco, Texas where Donald worked as an engineer and Karen relished in her role as a homemaker, and volunteering at her local church.
In 1985 Donald and Karen relocated to Austin to be closer to their family. Karen re-embarked on her career in the insurance industry, retiring in 2005. Continuing her desire to help others, she volunteered hours and hours at Seton Hospital as well as Covenant Methodist Food Pantry.
Karen leaves behind her husband of 54 years Donald Barrington and her children Kathy and Harley Alloway, Keith and Melissa Barrington, Kristie and John Wofford and her grandchildren, Steven, Jacqui, Taylor, Abbi, Tori, Jenna, Dillon, Colton, McKenzie, Cameron and Zane. Her siblings, Garry, Judy, Donald, Jeanette, Eleanor, Leonard, Jack, Janelle, David, Ruth, Jimmy, Penny, Joyce and Henry and many nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved with all her heart.
Pallbearers will be Harley, Steven and Taylor Alloway, Dillon and Colton Barrington, and John, Cameron and Zane Wofford.
Viewing will be Wednesday, July 23rd. from 6-8, Funeral will be Thursday, July 24th at 2: 00 P.M. all at Providence Funeral Home, 807 Carlos Parker Blvd. Taylor, Texas.
Burial will follow at Taylor City Cemetery
Published in Austin American-Statesman from July 23 to July 24, 2014