Karen Williams

Karen M. Williams

October 22, 1946 - May 30, 2021

Karen Marleen (Larsen) Williams, age 74, of Frisco, Texas, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021. She was born on October 22, 1946, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, to Lillian Caroline (Fraedrich) and Milton Clarence Larsen. Karen obtained her master’s degree from UNT and had a successful career as a Librarian for the City of Sachse, including serving as library director for 10 years. Karen loved spending time with family, playing cards with her five grandchildren, doing crosswords, and reading. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and dear friend to many who will be greatly missed.

Karen is survived by her son, Bart Williams and his wife, Angela, of Sanger, Texas; her daughters, Marlys Williams of Lake Dallas, Texas, and Dona Trudgian and her husband, David, of Carrollton, Texas; and her sister, Marlys Larsen of Shoreview, Minnesota.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lillian and Milton Larsen, her brother Bruce Larsen, and ex-husband Keith Williams.

A memorial service will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow, 8520 Main Street, Frisco, Texas, on Monday, June 7, 2021, at 4:00 p.m., officiated by Reverend Cheryl Jones. 

For those not in attendance, the service will be live streamed promptly at 4:00 PM on the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Frisco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow-Frisco-757595044332865/ 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to Jonathan’s Place https://www.jpkids.org/ or your local Friends of the Library.

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We only met Karen in person a few times but were immediately taken by her friendly, welcoming nature. She seemed like one cool person. Condolences. Chris and Clay, June 7, 2021 Karen was one of the smartest women I've ever met. She was a good friend to my family, and helped my Mother when the twins were born. I've always respected her strength of will and kindness. I'm glad she got to enjoy her grandchildren. Michael Russell, June 6, 2021 Watching the video collage highlighted Karen's love and her joy in her kids and family. And, of course, to acknowledge her belonging to that "Special Club of Booklovers" adding a quote from a book for you to carry with you: “Behind all your stories is always your mother's story. Because hers is where yours begin.” ? Mitch Albom, For One More Day There is No One in this world like your mother. She was a very special lady and she will be with you always. Love and Prayers, Uncle Scott and Aunt Edna Scott and Edna, June 4, 2021 Karen, or Mom (as I have called her for almost 35 years), was a remarkable woman. She welcomed me into her family, inspired me with her kindness and strength, and kept me laughing with her humor and wit. I wouldn't be who I am today without her and her two amazing daughters. I am so grateful for the time I got to share with her and her family and will cherish those memories forever. Danielle, June 3, 2021 We are so very sad about Karen's passing. She was a kind person who loved her 5 grandkids. She will be very, very missed by all of them. We were happy to get to know her for the last 10 years. Barbara & Jerry Cornelius, June 3, 2021 Karen was a very kind person for as long as I've known her. She adored her grandkids and was a very supportive mother to her children. I know she will be greatly missed! So sorry for your loss.
Teresa Swanbeck , June 3, 2021