Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
1801 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27605
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Karen Harper Hall

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Karen Harper Hall

August 14, 1958 - January 9, 2019


Karen Hall, 60, of Raleigh died on January 9. She generously donated her organs and tissues. Her parents, Dora Harper Hall and George Lincoln Hall, and her sister Rose Lee Hall preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister Gail Hall and brother-in-law Steve Sedlacek of Port Angeles, Washington.

Karen graduated from Broughton High School in 1976. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1980.

Karen worked at SAS Institute in Cary for nearly 24 years. Many of her friends work or have worked at SAS. Swimming and weight training at the SAS gym were favorite activities.

For the past two years, Karen has played the piano twice a week at various assisted living and memory care homes. She also enjoyed composing music for the piano. Before rediscovering the piano, she played the banjo, mostly in the Round Peak style, and built her own fretless banjo. Other pursuits were quilting and gardening, both reflecting her attraction to things that were both beautiful and useful.

A gathering to celebrate Karen's life will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday January 19 in the Fellowship Hall of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church of Raleigh.
Published in The News & Observer on Jan. 13, 2019
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