Karen Mickey

Karen "Parker" Mickey

August 25, 1942 - June 26, 2019
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Karen Mickey went to be with her Lord on June 26, 2019. She was born August 25, 1942 in Independence, Missouri to O.W. and Irene Parker. At an early age she moved to Canyon, Texas where she lived until she graduated from Canyon High School. Karen married Vernon Mickey on November 26, 1959. They were married for 59 years. She spent the first part of her career working with her husband while raising a family. After her children were grown, she worked for West Texas A&M University Bookstore where she retired after 15 years. Karen and Vernon eventually moved to Plainview, Texas to be close to their grandchildren. Enjoyments throughout her life included her family, meetings with her Beta Sigma Phi sisters for socials, Sunday School and church activities, reading books, and texting with her granddaughters. Karen is survived by her husband Vernon Mickey of Plainview; daughter Michelle Baker and her husband Keith of Plainview; daughter Melissa Lawson and her husband Charles of Plainview; two granddaughters, Kaitlin Lawson of Greenville and Kristin Lawson of Plainview; brother Craig Parker and his wife Cathy of Dallas, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents O.W. Bud Parker and Zella Irene Parker; daughter, Melanie Karen Mickey. Services will be held at Brooks Chapel in Canyon, Texas on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10 a.m. Graveside services will be at Dreamland Cemetery immediately following. Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society at or to the American Diabetes Association at
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    June 29, 2019 | 7:00pm
    June 29, 2019 7:00pm
    Brooks Chapel
    1702 5th Avenue
    Canyon, TX 79015
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Jo Ann Prichard Vandiver

Posted at 12:00am
We were friends at Canyon High School. We had a lot of fun. She was a good friend and a sweet lady. So sorry for your loss.. Jo Ann Prichard  Vandiver

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Posted at 12:00am
A Feathery Palm Plant was sent on June 27, 2019 We adored Karen so much! She was one precious lady. Your sweet family will be in our prayers.
Greg, Monica, Noah, Jake, and Sarah Newman

Sarianne Beversdorf

Posted at 12:00am
I have really enjoyed being your sister in Beta Sigma Phi.  We have laughed and cried and had some fun times.  You will be truly missed.

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