Karen Mae Carr left this world on November 14th, 2022 from complications with Frontotemporal Lobe Dementia. She is survive by her loving, loyal and dedicated husband; Donald Lentfer, children; Dustin Wilson, Alice Jacoby, Stephanie Hoffman McKee, Katie Eldredge, step-children; Rachel Vasquez and Hilary Garcia, her siblings; Kathleen Carr and James Carr, and her 18 grandchildren.
Karen loved all of her grandchildren very much and wanted to be a grandmother to every one of them with all of her heart. It was the one thing she looked forward to most in life, being a grandma.
Karen was born in Council, Idaho to James and Mildred Carr (Jones), while they were moving from Bonners Ferry, Idaho to Weiser, Idaho. There they raised Karen and her 3 siblings until Karen was 16, then moved to Boise, Idaho and from there, at almost 18, they moved to Sun Valley, Idaho to work at the ski lodge. Karen received her high school diploma in Hailey, Idaho. She chose to stay in the Hailey/Bellevue Idaho area where she married, mothered and lived life to the fullest.
She had a few longtime professions and the two she boasted of the most was having her own cleaning business for the "rich and famous" and being a postal carrier for the town of Hailey, Idaho. She served her community of Hailey to the best of her ability until she developed the horrible disease, Frontotemporal Lobe Dementia. If it wasn’t for this disease she would still be enjoying her grandchildren and contributing to her community as she tried like the Dickens even after her diagnosis. She did an amazing job fighting this disease for 8 long years. Her rebellious side made her a tough woman and she refused to give up.
Karen loved the color green, her pets, her horses, anything outdoors, gardening and music. She fiercely loved her husband, children, grandchildren and siblings. She had many long lasting friendships that she held dear to her heart.
Karen loved cooking and made many wonderful meals for her loved ones, especially during the holidays. Her home was always filled with warmth, love, laughter, music and amazing home-cooked food. She is greatly missed by all of her loved ones and all that knew her.
There will be a celebration of life held in the spring. Day and time are to be determined.
If you wish to offer a token of sympathy, please donate to the association for Frontotemporal Lobe Dementia to raise awareness, support and to find a cure in her honor and all others who have or are currently suffering with this dreaded disease.
Questions and Sympathies can be directed to Stephanie Hoffman McKee @541-954-3265.