THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION               Wednesday, August 12, 1999



  Karen L. Simon, 50 years of age, a child care provider and a R.N., and also a resident of Havre, died on Aug. 3, 1998 at a Havre hospital of complications of diabetes. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 10 at the First Lutheran Church in Havre with Rev. Walt Kirkgaard officiating. Burial was in the Turner Cemetery. Memorials in Karen's memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

  Karen was born on Jan. 1, 1948 at Havre. She was raised in Harlem and graduated from Harlem High School in 1966. She then attended Northern Montana College and graduated in 1968 as a registered nurse. Karen then worked at Northern Montana Hospital.

  On July 18, 1970, at Harlem, she married Calvin Simons. Since their marriage, the couple have lived in Havre. Karen was devoted to her family and friends. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church.

  She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lillian Dallum; grandparents, Dan and Edna Hay; aunt, Anna Mae O'Brien; sister, Judy Hay, and sister-in-law, Sheila Hay.

  She is survived by her husband, Calvin Simons of Havre; daughter, Shannon, and son-in-law, Steve Hetletvedt of Moses Lake, WA; son, Chad Simons of Forsyth; parents, Blaine and Betty Hay of Harlem; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Clara Simons of Joliet; sisters, Patty and Greg DeSaye of Whitehall, Linda and John Malley of Havre, Connie and Larry Maize of Tioga, ND; brother, Blaine and Stephanie Hay of Wadena, MN; brother-in-law, Les Simons of Turner and brother-in-law, Craig and Betty Simons of Dunn Loring, VA; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.