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Karen Dayle Kirchoff Bridgers

Lindon, Utah

Jun 14, 1948 – Apr 17, 2017 (Age 68)

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Karen Dayle Kirchoff Bridgers passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, due to a pulmonary embolism. She had been hospitalized or in a care facility since December 23, 2016. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Bud, two daughters, Courtney and Mollie, and six grandchildren. She was a...

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We have been saddened as we learned of the loss of a longtime friend and example of so many strengths that Karen represented. Many faceted and complex, yet as straightforward as possible when things needed to be done, she accomplished so much during her life.

May fond memories of your beloved Karen and God's promise to wipe away the tears from all faces give you hope and comfort during this difficult time.

Karen was one classy lady when it came to birds, where to look for them and she was very skilled at writing about them for the newbies and experienced birders, alike. She was missed when she moved and now she will be missed by all of us and her family as well.

With deepest sympathy may the power of prayer is your sorrow, bring you peace and provide much comfort for you during. Matthew 21:22

Karen was my go to person for so many birds that I had shot pictures of on my daily walk around the Golf Course in Hope Ranch. So sorry to hear of her passing. She will be so missed, Grady.

I just learned of the passing of an old friend, Karen Bridgers. Karen was a mainstay of the Santa Barabara birding community for many years. When I was just starting out in the early 1980s, she was the voice of the local rare bird alert, telling everyone where to go to see Black Scoters, Tennessee Warblers, and Baltimore Orioles. Her yard was amazing, hosting such great birds as Ruddy Ground-Dove and Harris's Sparrow, which of course she proudly shared with the rest of us. I took many trips...