There is nothing that makes you stop down and reflect more than the death of a young friend. I went out with Karen a couple of times in the 1990s and she even rented my out-of-county house from me when I moved back to Wise County in 1992 (to establish residency so I could run for DA). In all honesty, I hadn't spoke to her in a number of years but had kept up with her through mutual friends.
Her obitutuary is in today's (Sunday's) edition of the Star-Telegram.
Her death last Thursday is a sad occurrence. She was 41.