In Memory


Karen Jo Taft died Feb 2, 2005 after a prolonged and inspirational struggle with breast cancer. She was the daughter of Beverly B Hansen and Divid j. Taft. karen spent most of her life working with special needs children and the families who care for them. She was also a college professor and special education teacher with a rare gift for connecting with her students and colleagues. She is survived by her beloved partner of 17 years, Jain Sibert of Cloverdale, CA; her children, Jushua and Stpehanie; her friend, Lynne Demele; her grandchildren, Anna and Jaiden; his mother, Robyn Dale and Ann's grandfather, Leonard Bekman; Karen's father Thomas F. Hansen; sisters, Shauna taft Venturino and Kandice Dickinson; brothers, Paul and Mark Hansen; Steve, David and Todd Taft; her nephews, Kurt and Zak and Niece, Kim; many foster children and friends were dear to her heart, as was her dog Little Bear, who shared her birthday. Karen was a continuous gift of love and eternal dedication. Her heart is limitless. no flowers please, but instead donations to the American Cancer Society or Kaiser Oncology clinic of Santa Rosa, CA, in Karen's name. an informal memorial service for friends and family will be held Sat. Feb 12, at 12 noon, justSouth of the 11th Ave Entrance to the Salt Lake City Cemetary.

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