Karen Rae Crockford
Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:51am admin
Karen Rae Crockford, age 73, Faith, S.D., died Friday, November 11, 2017, at her home in Faith.
Karen was born February 14, 1944, at Sioux Falls, SD, to Raymond Leonard and Maxine Mae (Conklin) Hudelson. She graduated from Sturgis Brown High School and worked at the Chat N Chew, Boulder Canyon Café, and the Senior Citizens Center in Faith.
On March 13, 1993 she married James Crockford.
Karen loved crafts. She was known as the Dutch Oven Queen of the Rendezvous, that she and Jim attended. She also loved to dance and she was a seamstress for many of the people around Faith. She always took time to watch the Denver Broncos and she loved to have visitors.
Survivors include her husband, James Crockford; daughters, Ronda Tarrant, Dawn (Vaughn) Ryden, Sheila (Ryon) Larson, Anita Dickey and Renee Robb; stepchildren, Lyle (Deb) Crockford, Terry Crockford and DeeAnn Crockford; brothers, Walt (Mary) Hudelson, and Gary Hudelson; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Bert and Janet; her parents; and her favorite aunt, Joyce.
Services were Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Burial followed at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests a memorial to the Faith Cancer Walk.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.