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Karen Hollifield Groves

Baton Rouge, La, North Carolina

Age 69

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Karen Hollifield Groves died on March 9, 2018 following a six-year long illness with pulmonary fibrosis at age 69. Born in Asheville, NC and grew up in Black Mountain, NC, she graduated from Wake Forest University in 1970 and received a Master's degree from Wake Forest in 1974. She taught...

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I just learned of Karen's death. We were college roommates for all four years at WFU, and for one more year after we graduated. I am very saddened by her death

Karen and I were classmates at Wake Forest for graduate school. She gave lovely parties, and studied hard too. We finished together in 1974. So many great memories! We stayed in touch mostly thru the mail, but when Nina got sick I was able to visit both of them in Gloucester MA. After we lost Nina, Karen visited me twice in Rhode Island. I will treasure those times. To Andrew, Aaron, Ethan and Elizabeth - your Aunt Karen loved you and wanted each of you to have a great life.

AAUW is grateful for the many hours Karen spent in supporting and advancing our mission. I knew her as a member of our national Legacy Circle.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Karen Groves at the Main Library's Terrace (Goodwood) on Monday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m. Friends and colleagues welcome.

I am deeply saddened to learn of Karen's passing. Our time spent together on the board of Women's Council of Greater Baton Rouge was dear to me. She was a special person with a servant's heart, and I regret I was unable to say goodbye. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones.

Just learning of this- My late husband and I were among her very first clients in 1985 - she served us, and me, very well through these years - she will be missed.

On behalf of my family - to whom Karen provided many years of financial advice - please accept our most sincere condolences. My mom (Betty Miller) came to know Karen well when they both volunteered with the Girl Scouts of Baton Rouge. She provided many years of friendship and service that will be sorely missed.

I was out of the country and came back to find a message from Ameriprise to call... It was after hours and I had a bad feeling and started looking online, but saw Karen wasn't showing on the Bluebonnet team. With my heart heavy, I found the link to this news of her passing. I am so sad not to have spent more time with this wonderful woman and friend, though Her visit to Argentina when I was there will always be a special memory. Oh Karen, I am so sorry! But I trust you are in peace and now...