Karen W. (Woods) Carver

Born: Wed., May 3, 1939
Died: Sat., Apr. 13, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 17, 2019
Location: Gude Mortuary

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Apr. 18, 2019
Location: Gude Mortuary

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Karen W. Carver, age 79 of LaVista, NE; formerly Nebraska City passed away on Saturday; April 13, 2019 at Hillcrest Care Center in Bellevue, NE.

She was born on May 3, 1939 in Nebraska City, NE; the daughter of Ralph Leland and Florence Helen (Speakman)  Woods..  She attended school in Nebraska City and graduated from the Nebraska City High School with the Class of 1957.  Karen then attended and graduated from Cosmetology School in Lincoln, NE and worked for a short time in the profession.  

On October 8, 1959, she was united in marriage to Houard Henry “Hank” Carver in Oklahoma City, OK.   He preceded her in death on June 7, 1979 at the young age of 42.

After Hank’s death, Karen began her career with Marriott Hotels.  She worked for the Marriott in Customer Care for some 34 years and retired in September of 2018.  She also served as a Girl Scout Leader for 13 years.

She is survived by her children:  Kelly Carver of Bellevue, NE, Karla Carver and friend Doug Wilder of Omaha, NE, Kris Carver and wife Suzanne of Council Bluffs, IA and Bradley Percifield of Ralston, NE; nine grandchildren; siblings:  Don Woods and wife Mary Lou of Dunbar, NE, Pat Cameron of Omaha, NE and Judy Horstman and husband Dale of Nebr. City; nieces, nephews , other family and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother Ernest Woods as well as her parents.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday (4/18) at 11:00 a.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City; burial will follow in the Wyuka Cemetery at Nebr. City.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

A memorial fund is being established to aid Nebraska Flood Victims.

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Robert Shaw
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019

SOFT AND SWEET MEMORIES STANDING SPRAY was sent by Bobby Shaw, Atlanta, Georgia.

May God Bless You and Keep You. From Bobby Shaw, Atlanta, Georgia and Diane (Shaw) Hart and Bill Hart of Omaha, Nebraska.

G. Beth Zarin
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019

Designers Choice was sent by Beth Zarin .

Karen's laugh & smile were contagious. She will always be a favorite memory. Rest peaceful in His arms, my friend. Beth & all the Niday kids

Karen Mueller
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
Kelly, I just heard about your mother's passing and wanted to express my sympathies. I hope your memories give you peace as you adjust to life without her. ❣

Williams Family
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
We are saddened to learn that you’re mourning the loss of your dear love one. However, it saddens our God even more. No doubt, you have many fond memories which will resurface from time to time. And because you do have memories, certainly shows that almighty God has memories as well. Therefore, with full confidence you can take comfort in knowing that he longs to restore perfect life to all those in his memory (Job ‪14:13-15‬; Rev 21:3, 4). Please accept our condolences at this most distressing time.

Rick & Teri Culbertson
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
To all of Karen's family,
We are so sorry for your loss. What a special lady your Mom and Grandma was. Her smile and laugh are my best memories. She always had kind words to say when ever we saw her. She's dancing in heaven with your Dad now. Hugs and love to all of you.

Cindy Circo
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
Karla & family,
My heart and prayers are with you. I never met your Mom but from her picture Karla, I see her smile & twinkle in her eye & see you. May all your happy memories ease your grief.

Janice Goldrick
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
Please accept our sympathies on your loss. Kendall and family we will be prayer for peace and comfort through the next few days.

Trish Fiscus
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
Karen's sense of humor and laugh was amazing. Karen truly loved her family so much she beamed when she spoke of them. I was blessed to have known her. I will truly miss her.
May Gods strength help you through your loss.

Martha Niday Komma
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
We’ve lost another special lady in our life. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

John Goff
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
I will miss you a lot cousin 😢 Karen 💔

Debbie Goff
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Kelly,Karla and Kris and family.
So sorry for the loss of your Mom,grandma, sister, aunt and cousin.
I know she will be missed by all.
I send you all hugs and prayers with my deepest sympathy.
May God surround you and give you strength.
Sending my love and prayers,
Debbie Goff and family

Julie Bizal
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Karen a very special lady
She will be missed on Harrison Street
Love and Prayers

Deborah Goff
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Debbie Goff.

From Your Cousins The Goff family Much love to all.

Dale Culbertson
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by Dale Culbertson.

Gladys Demson
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
I had the pleasure of working and knowing Karen at Marriott, very kind and fun to be around, she was also a mentor to me as well, I am so sorry for your loss but you gained an amazing Angel.Even though she will be missed but will always be by your side. God Bless you all with the Lords Grace.

Katrina Carnes
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
My sincere condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was such a pleasure to work with. She is going to be missed by many. Prayers to all.

Wayne Harroun
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family and friends. Karen was a classmate at NCHS.

Wayne Harroun

Don Dammast
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Judy, Dale & Family - We were so sorry to learn of Karen's passing. I remember her, Ernie and your mom. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Don & Betty Dammast
Norfolk, Ne

Kate Archer
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences at Karen's passing. I would love to have been there Thursday. However, my health prevents me from doing so at this time. I will forever love her as she was a best friend that had a heart of gold. She and I worked together for 30 years, and many at Marriott would confuse the two of us, because we were most likely to be together at work and at lunch. I send my prayers to the family, and tell you all-that she was very proud of her children, grandchildren, and her siblings. I will think of her often, but know she is with Hank and is has the biggest smile ever!

Carrie Rose
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
I worked with Karen for many years and as a result, got to have many great conversations with her that resulted in a lot of laughter. At one point, she was always in the row right in front of my pod which meant she was my morning smile. I very much looked forward to it. She will be so missed. Sending my prayers for your family.

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