ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend, Karen Close, 69, born on February 5, 1942 and passed away on February 17, 2011. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Amanda Jones on March 6, 2019
Nana I miss you so much.♥
Posted by Barbara Bates-Fairchild on February 19, 2017
Hope and dreams seem to fade with age, I missed out having you for a friend for so many years. My heart aches for the loss. Some day I will cross the Golden Bridge and we will again be friends. Rest in Peace my friend.
Posted by Barbara Bates-Fairchild on February 5, 2016
Happy Birthday my best friend, I love you and miss you. We will meet again in heaven. You are so very missed but I know you are in a better place with our Lord.
Posted by Barbara Bates-Fairchild on February 7, 2015
You will always be missed my friend. I wish we had just one more day, I love you still.
Barb
Posted by Sheri Jones on May 27, 2014
Mommy, Your boulder niche is installed! It's beautiful!!! As soon as I have the money I will make this a premium site so I can add more pictures and videos, I made a beautiful video of it!  I love you Mommy, I hope you and Jim can be together in it like you wanted to be with him. I love you so much! I miss you so bad! :(
Posted by Sheri Jones on May 27, 2014
Oh and Mom, I changed your song... sorry it's not Elvis... But I remember you singing this!!! I can still hear your voice singing it!! I love you forever and ever and ever!
Posted by Sheri Jones on February 6, 2014
Mom, Yesterday was a hard day! I posted your picture on my wall like I always do, but I had to say goodbye to a friend who fought such a hard battle, I don't know how she was so strong through it... She looked so pretty! Mommy, there is so much going on, I miss you so bad with all my heart.. I love you this big!!!! ~♥~Until We Meet Again~♥~
Posted by Barbara Bates-Fairchild on February 5, 2014
Wish we could celebrate your birthday in person, one day I will join you in heaven and we will celebrate there. Love you and miss you friend.
Posted by Sheri Jones on March 5, 2013
I wish there were phones in heaven... there is so much I want to tell you! I miss you so bad! ~♥~Until We Meet Again~♥~
Posted by Sheri Jones on February 17, 2013
Mom, I can't believe it's been 2 years! It's still no easier... I still try to call your number by error or have those "Oh my god, I've got to call Mom" moments!!! I miss you so bad! I love you!!!! ~♥~Until We Meet Again~♥~
Posted by Sheri Jones on February 5, 2013
I love you Mommy! Happy Birthday!
Posted by Barbara Bates-Fairchild on February 5, 2013
Happy Birthday dear friend, I know the Lord will celebrate with you on your special day. Love you
Posted by William Jones on August 8, 2012
I miss you Nana and I think about you all the time.
Posted by Sheri Jones on June 25, 2012
I love you Mommy!
Posted by Barbara Bates-Fairchild on June 25, 2012
You were my best friend and I wish we could call that special telephone number on the NAS Alameda Navy Base and talk to the young sailors again, innocent fun we had! I have missed you all of these years and I am sorry I got my feelings hurt because you didn't like that I married a man 25 years older. If I could go back I would just shrug it off. I miss you friend and love you, Barb
Posted by Sheri Jones on May 7, 2012
Mom, as my birthday get closer it's harder to deal with! This is the Birthday we were going to do something wild and crazy! A day has not gone by where you have not been in my thoughts... not 1 day! I always want to call and talk to you, I have so much to tell you, but I can't and it's hard! I love you mom! ~♥~Until We Meet Again~♥~
Posted by Sheri Jones on March 5, 2012
Mom, I never imagined you would leave... at least not so soon! There was still so much we were going to do.... There was still so many memories to make.... It's been over a year now and it still hurts so bad! I love you Mommy!
Posted by Sheri Jones on February 24, 2012
Mom, So much is going on... I would love to just call you up and talk for hours like we use to! I miss you! I keep seeing cars that look like yours and my heart stops for a minute, I'll be behind someone in the store that reminds me of you and I lose my breath for a moment... I love you mom!  ~♥~Until We Meet Again~♥~
Posted by Sheri Jones on February 17, 2012
OMG! Mom almost 1 year... I miss you so much! I miss you more every day! This has been the hardest year EVER! Oh mom, there is so much I want to tell you.. there is so much I don't know that you had the answers for. I miss you mom! ~♥~Until We Meet Again~♥~
Posted by Valerie Ziemski on February 5, 2012
Wow I can't believe its already been a year almost...it feels like its been forever..Happy Birthday tomorrow, I miss u always! I will never forget you! I still think of you often and I will never forget our memories. I wish I could see you again. I'm sure you are proud of what what I'm doing, I just wish you could be there to see. We all miss and love you!
Posted by Sheri Jones on February 5, 2012
Happy Birthday Mom!!!!! Forever in my heart!!!!!  I love you!!!!!
Posted by Sheri Jones on February 3, 2012
Tomorrow will be 1 year since your car accident... On the 5th you would have turned 70... On the 17th will be 1 year without your beautiful face! One year?? It feels like a lifetime of not talking to you... I miss you so bad, the pain is the most intense pain I have ever felt before... I love you mom, you were my best friend... How do I live without you?
Posted by Sheri Jones on January 29, 2012
Mom, It's been so long, it feels like forever! I would give anything to have you with me now! I love you! ~♥~Until we meet again~♥~
Posted by Sheri Jones on October 30, 2011
I love you mom!
Posted by Valerie Ziemski on October 25, 2011
I will never for get you, Karen. We have awesome memories and I will never ever forget them! I love you forever and always! <3
Posted by Sheri Jones on October 11, 2011
This is hard... not a moment goes by that I'm not missing you or thinking about you! You were my best friend! It's still so hard to believe!!!!! I love you mommy!!!! I miss your face!!!
Posted by Sheri Jones on September 25, 2011
I miss you mom... It's not getting any easier!!! ~♥~
Posted by William Jones on September 25, 2011
I miss you so much! If I end up traveling I want you to travel with me. I love you Nana!

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Posted by Amanda Jones on March 6, 2019
Nana I miss you so much.♥
Posted by Barbara Bates-Fairchild on February 19, 2017
Hope and dreams seem to fade with age, I missed out having you for a friend for so many years. My heart aches for the loss. Some day I will cross the Golden Bridge and we will again be friends. Rest in Peace my friend.
Posted by Barbara Bates-Fairchild on February 5, 2016
Happy Birthday my best friend, I love you and miss you. We will meet again in heaven. You are so very missed but I know you are in a better place with our Lord.
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Her Obituatary which she wrote herself!

Shared by Sheri Jones on October 23, 2011

Karen Arlene Waters Close 2/5/1942 ~ 2/17/2011 If you are reading this it means I
have left this world to be with my sweetheart, my mother, sister and all the others I
love who have gone on before me. What a wonderful reunion this will be. I leave
behind my son, Steven Close, his son, Michael and his daughters, Sarah,
Alyssa (Jake) and great grandson Gavin; My daughters Gina Close and her friend
of many years Tina Austin; Julie (Ralph) Hays, her son, Anthony Gamble, her
daughters, Johannah Gamble and Breeannah Hays;
my daughter Sherilyn (Bill) Jones, her son William, her daughters, Amanda
and Megan. Brothers Albert (Trudy) Waters and Michael Snedden; and
family friend Lance Gamble. I have been so blessed to have my beautiful
family and so many dear friends. This life has been a heck of a ride. The joys
far out weigh the sorrows. No flowers, no tears. Please just do something nice
for someone. See you on the otherside. It's been real. I love you so much!
"...blackbird singing in the dead of night take these broken wings and learn to fly..."

Kind of funny

Shared by William Jones on September 25, 2011

I loved the way her and my mom would tease eachother and laugh until they were crying!  I miss talking about books with her and the way she would help me build things with legos and other stuff. Most of all I miss her hugs!!!!

My Mom

Shared by Sheri Jones on September 25, 2011

My mom was so beautiful and so full of life... Everyone who met her fell in love with her crazy humor and style and couldn't resist her smile, which could light up a room!  She loved her babies with all her heart, and when she becan to have granchildren oh, listening to her stories you'd have thought they were the most perfect beings on earth.  The thing she was so excited about is she was able to meet her first great grand son Gavin, who brought her so much happiness!!!!