Karen Bacon
1949 - 2019
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Karen Kay Bacon was welcomed into the arms of her Heavenly Father on February 13, 2019, at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, after a short and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on August 31, 1949 in Denver, Colorado to Wayne and Marjorie (Cozad) Koehler. Karen loved life and the people around her, both family and friends. She had a one-of-a-kind way of making others feel special. She loved with her whole heart and continually gave to those around her with gifts of her time, energy, and thoughtfulness. She loved remembering dozens of birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions, and celebrating each one to the fullest. She was detail-oriented and organized, which was best demonstrated by her dedication to her job at Crystal Electric, Inc., which she held and enjoyed since 1987. She had an incredible work ethic, as shown by her professionalism and loyalty. In 1970, Karen married Bill Barr, and they had two daughters, Tammy and Jenny. She was a devoted mother, always encouraging and supportive. Her life was an example of Christ-like love--sacrificial, forgiving, gracious, and generous. She leaves behind a legacy of strength and dignity. Karen later married Mike Bacon on May 31, 1986 and became a faithful and loving stepmother to his daughter, Karena. Karen's genuine love and care for others was evident every day of her life. Those around her always knew that she was available for quiet coffee and conversation or loud applause from the bleachers. She was unwavering in her support of her friends and family. She will be deeply missed, but she taught us that, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:1), and we take comfort in knowing that she is now receiving her reward in Heaven with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Karen is survived by her husband, Mike Bacon of Lafayette; daughters, Tammy Busse and husband Darin of Greeley, Colorado; Jenny Maggert and husband David of Erie, Colorado; stepdaughter, Karena and husband DJ of Grand Island, Nebraska; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a loving extended family, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant grandson, Evan. A funeral service honoring Karen's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Niwot. Interment will follow at Linn Grove Cemetery in Greeley at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Humane Society of Boulder Valley" or the "American Cancer Society" in care of Darrell Howe Mortuary, 1701 W South Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO, 80026. Condolences may be shared with Karen's family at www.darrellhowemortuary.com.­

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Published in Colorado Hometown Weekly on Feb. 20, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
FEB
21
Funeral service
10:00 AM
Rocky Mountain Christian Church
FEB
21
Interment
02:00 PM
Linn Grove Cemetery
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February 26, 2019
Belated condolences to the Bacon family. May loving memories and prayers continue to be a source of comfort.
Mary
February 21, 2019
MIKE AND FAMILY, WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT KAREN'S DEATH. WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER IN THE ST. VRAIN ANTIQUE AUTO CLUB, AND LATER ON IN THE MODEL A FORD CLUB OF COLORADO. PLEASE TAKE OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOUR HEART, AND IF YOU NEED ANYTHING, PLEASE CALL. GOD BLESS.
JOHN AND JOYCE LAAKER -- LONGMONT
JOHN & JOYCE LAAKER
February 21, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences, May the love of family and friends comfort you through your grief and the days ahead, let loving memories of Karen warm your heart Isaiah 61:1,2 "God binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn."
T Hines
February 21, 2019
I am sad to hear about your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
GARR GOEHRINGER
February 20, 2019
I can tell by reading Karen's obituary that she was a truly amazing mom and friend. I would have loved to meet her. My deepest sympathies to you and your family, Mike.
Emily Clark
February 20, 2019
I have worked with Mike for many years but never had the opportunity to meet his wife. She sounds like a gem. My condolences.
Erica Kannely
February 20, 2019
Mike...our condolences to you and your family.
Matt Alms
February 20, 2019
I am sad to hear about your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeff Martin
February 20, 2019
Mike. So sorry for the loss of your precious wife. I hope the Lord heals your heart in time and please know that we are thinking and praying for you.
John Duggan
February 20, 2019
Mike and family, I am very sorry for the loss of Karen. We enjoyed her candy corn and popcorn mix here at CDPHE. May god comfort you all. May you be left with all the precious memories.
Loralee Evans
February 20, 2019
May your heart find comfort in the words at 1Thessalonians 4:14. A beautiful hope of seeing your loved ones again rest in peace.May God give you the strength to endure..


B.A.
February 20, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May the Lord surround the family with His comforting arms during this time.
Gloria Duran
February 19, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. We were blessed to have a friend like Karen. Always a pleasure to talk to.
Tom Havel
February 19, 2019
Deepest condolences to the family. Very sorry to hear of your loss.
Ron Falco
February 19, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Bacon. God understands the comfort that we need when we lose a loved one. May you confide in Him always because His understanding is beyond measure. (Psalm 147:5)
February 18, 2019
To Mike and family, Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. Karen was a dear sweet lady.
Lorri Burke
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