Karen Sue Holindrake Ethridge Sanderson, 72 years old, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 16, 1947 to Beverly Rae Tuft and lovingly adopted by George and Maxine Holindrake. She passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on January 19, 2020 in St George, Utah. She had lived in Littlefield, Arizona for the past 22 years and loved the sweeping views of her desert home.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and her beloved dogs Leipsha and Chester. She was a lively artist that loved finding treasures to create her works of art which fill her home and yard. She leaves behind an array of earthly belongings, mostly velvet, lace, and stained glass. Gardening was one of her great passions in life and she was always looking for new plants and trees to add to her oasis. Karen will be greatly missed by those who loved and appreciated her eclectic, creative energy.
Her children are Necia Michelle Ethridge (Shane Atkinson), John Christopher Ethridge III, and George Zachary Clifford Ross Ethridge. Her Grandchildren are Zoe Larsen, Deva Larsen, Breanne Larsen, and Emma Atkinson; Austin Ethridge and Enecia Salas; Warren Ethridge and Cierra Ethridge. Her siblings are Donald Ray (late Rosemary) Tuft, Steven Kurt (Stephanie) Nicholls, Morris “Craig” (Georgann) Nicholls, Robyn Delene Nicholls (Stan) Synder. Preceding her in death are John Christopher Ethridge II, Roger Sanderson; her little sisters Laurie Jo Holindrake Fugate and Beverly “Kim” Nicholls.
A memorial will be held in Spring. Cards may be sent to PO Box 54, Littlefield, AZ. 86432