SAN DIEGO, MACHIAS and MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – Karen E. Crocker, 52, has gone home to the one who loves her the most, her Lord and Savior, on July 31, 2013, peacefully at home with her family by her side after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She never complained throughout her ordeal with cancer, as her husband said, “She was a real trooper,” and she was. She was born Jan. 26, 1961, in Newport, R.I., to Roy C. Hartfield and Shirley A. (Sargent) Hartfield.
Karen graduated from Machias Memorial High School and attended Machias Valley Baptist Church. She went to college in Orono, where she met her husband, Gary. Karen enjoyed coming back to Maine to visit, going to camp and relaxing. She also enjoyed being with her family, boat rides, taking plenty of pictures and listening to loons.
In addition to her husband, Gary, of 30 years, she is survived by her daughters, Casey and her husband, Scott, and Allyson, all of California; her mother, Shirley Hartfield of Machiasport; brother, Bruce Hartfield of Ohio; sisters, Donna Parker of Machiasport and Lori Gauthier of Winter Harbor; her in-laws, Ronald and Geraldine Crocker; her brother-in-law, Brian, all of Lee; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends; and last but not least, her special four legged little girl, Chloe, who brought so much joy to their family. Karen was predeceased by her father, Roy C. Hartfield; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.
Her memorial service was held at First Baptist Church of Mira Mesa, San Diego. Karen is dearly loved, will be deeply missed and will be lovingly remembered by her family.