Karen June Troy Prince was born on December 4, 1948 in San Francisco, California to parents Gerald Joseph Troy and Ann Lorraine Kinnison. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Pete Troy and Ken Troy. Karen went home to spend her eternity with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, October 29, 2018, in Drasco, Arkansas.
Karen is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years Randy Prince, brothers Michael Troy, Dan Troy, Brian Troy, and sisters Cynthia Troy Pilch, and Jennifer Troy. She is also survived by her two sons and two daughters: Daniel Prince (Jenni), Kevin Prince (Becky), Alicia Maevers (Marc) , and Di Prince. Karen had 8 exceptionally gifted, diverse, and loved grandchildren of whom she celebrated their differences and their interests. She absolutely loved picking out just the right Christmas ornament for each grandkid each year, if it be a zombie, a unicorn, a tiara or soccer ball. Granny leaves behind grandchildren Kinnison Prince (named after Karen’s mother), Tanner and Abby Prince, Terren Kane Bunch, Chase and Bailey Maevers, and Emily and Hud Haggard.
Karen is also survived by her two loving sisters-in-law Bobby Foust and Judy Norton, who in the last days devoted uncountable hours and immense love in caring for Karen in her time of need. Their selfless devotion will never be forgotten by the family. Karen leaves behind many loved in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends of the family.
Karen loved her family. But she also loved to quilt. She worked tirelessly in the evenings on special quilts for her kids, grandkids, and others. And the recipients of the quilts never doubted the love that was put into every stitch.
Karen was born in San Francisco and never stopped cheering for her home team the San Francisco Giants. She loved baseball. She also loved movies and reading good books. But more than anything Karen loved to visit with people. She had the gift of gab. She would listen to you but you really were just wasting time till you got her opinion. And it was strong. And it was right. She was well read, educated on current events, and she hoped for the best for her country and for the future of the country for her grandkids. Karen believed in social justice, women’s rights, and Karen never saw a color, a religion, or a life choice as a reason to exclude anyone from her love.
She was a veteran. A proud veteran of the United States Navy. And she was an amazing person. Karen Prince lived a big life and leaves a big hole in the lives of many. May God bless her and those who loved her.