Shared by Mandy Hill on September 26, 2019
Karley (kook) you were the strongest warrior I've ever known, strong and beautiful. The cutest little giggle that always made me and uncle ray laugh!! You brightened so many lives, I miss you sweet angel, I love you...robin I'm so sorry your suffering this, plz give Ashley my love as well

Keeping you close in heart and prayer for your loss ,

Shared by Pauly Jones on September 26, 2019
Those we have held in our arms, we hold in our hearts forever. Robin may the memories of Karley and the love of your family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.



The Trapeze

Shared by Krista Prince on October 2, 2019
Although I only knew Karley for a short period of time, I have so many fond memories and funny stories of the time we spent together.  This here is my favorite . . .

The Trapeze

In July 2015, Karley came to visit Mike and I in Virginia Beach for a few weeks.  One weekend the three of us went down to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to walk around, do some shopping and of course, get some ice cream.  While we were out and about we noticed a giant trapeze set up right on the beach.  We checked it out and moved on but in the back of my mind I was thinking that I really wanted to give this a try.  As we were grabbing a bite to eat, Karley mentioned that she wanted to go back and maybe give it a try so of course, I was pumped!  After eating we went back to the trapeze to get in line but a storm was rolling in so they shut it down.  We were both disappointed and talked about how fun it would have been to try the rest of the day. 

The next day was beautiful so we decided we'd go back.  The line was pretty long so we had a while to be nervous, talk and watch everyone take their turn before us.  Some people did amazing tricks and some people climbed back down in fear but we were determined to stick it out.  It was finally our turn and we were both freaking out.  Karley decided to go first so up the ladder she went.  At this point I'm about to wet my pants in fear but she was at the top so it was too late and I needed to start climbing.  Once I made it to the top, Karley, bless her heart, just couldn't get herself out far enough to grab the handle so we hugged and with tears in our eyes, she climbed back down.  I wanted to follow her down so bad but after all the hype I couldn't let us both down.  One of us needed to do this!  So here I am, a hundred feet off the beach, in a harness, trying not to pass out.  I grab hold of the handle, they push me off the ledge and . . . I am completely frozen dangling in the air!  I can't move.  Everyone is yelling at me to do something cool.  I can't.  I can't even swing my legs and just fly.  Nope.  Not happening.  Anyway, after a minute or two the workers finally talked me into letting go and, I kid you not, I fell like a feather to the netting (I even landed on my feet).  The trapeze worker was annoyed and I was completely embarrassed as I climbed down.  I met Mike and Karley at the photo booth, we took one look at the photo of me frozen in the air and laughed hysterically (I looked absolutely ridiculous  - of course, they already knew that)!  Unfortunately the system went down and I was unable to get a copy of that photo but the day will forever be ingrained in my memory.  That was my first and ONLY experience on a trapeze and I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in crime. 

Karley, its your time - try the trapeze!!  You can teach me your tricks when we meet again.

Krista

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