Karen Fay Winsted (Melick), a lifetime resident of Kingman, passed away alone unexpectedly at her home Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009. She was born Sunday, April 28, 1946, in Kingman to Felix Hamilton Winsted and Chloe Mabel Bland (Winsted).
Grieve not for me. I am following the path laid for me.
I knew it was Jesus. He called me! My hand in his, we turned and walked away.
I could not stay another day, to laugh, love, cry, work, or play.
Unfinished things will be. I found peace this very special day.
I know my passing has left many sad. Please remember the good, forget the bad.
Our laughter, joys, hugs and kisses. Oh, forever these things will I miss.
Be not burdened with sorrow. I wish you all a smile and the sunshine of tomorrow.
Enough my life is full. No more time can I borrow.
Lift your hearts and souls. Be happy for me. I have gone home. My Lord has set me free.
Karen worked many years serving the Kingman community as a bank teller and telephone operator. She considered herself a Christian, attending various churches throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed arts, crafts, ceramics and being a "Den Mother" for the Cub Scouts. She graduated in 1964 from Mohave Union High School with honors. She enjoyed sharing time with friends and family eating out and going to the movies. She loved chocolate, her favorite flower and color was pink roses. She loved her two cats "Trouble" and "Charlie." We will miss her very much. We are very saddened by her death as we were not able to be with her in the last precious moments of life.
Immediate living family are: her son, Bill Hendry, his wife Ann and their son Nick; and her brother, Ron Winsted, his wife Xon, their daughter Oi and son Bobby.
There will be no memorial services. She will be laid to rest in peace at Mountain View Cemetery in Kingman next to her father, mother and Ernie Winsted, her younger brother.
Please direct any correspondence to: Bill Hendry, P.O. Box 628, Kingman, AZ 86402.