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Karen Hanks

June 2, 1970 March 16, 2018
Karen Hanks
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Obituary for Karen Hanks

Karen was born June 2, 1970 in Scranton, PA. She went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on March 16, 2018. Karen is survived by her husband of 29 years, Bryan Hanks, Three sons, Bryan J. Hanks, Bobby J. Hanks, and Kenny A. Hanks, grandchildren Joshua and Harlynn Hanks, mother, Linda Poronsky, Father Michael Poronsky, Sisters Kim Belch and Lynn Poronsky, and Brother Jeff Nicholas. Karen is also survived by numerous other extended family and friends.

Karen was the pillar of the Hanks family and committed to a profession of an Army wife and mom. She was the most patriotic person and so very proud of our Military and our Country. She navigated and directed her family moves around the world supporting her husband through a 28-year Army career. She was the family rock that never broke, often raising her children by herself, years at a time, serving as both mom and dad to their three children. Karen never complained, she only smiled and brought life to her family as she made the Hanks’ house a home.

Karen was much more than a wife, mom, sister and daughter. She was their best friend and the glue that bound the threads of the Hanks family. Along with her great strength, she carried the kindest heart. She always thought of others and acted upon their slightest need or wish. She is “mom” to many, and called “friend” by all who met her. Her presence and beautiful smile attracted total strangers who would then profess their life story. Karen always stopped, listened and smiled.

Karen loved Jesus Christ our Lord and taught her family how to love unconditionally. Karen loved the holidays and she never missed celebrating each of them with her family. Easter was her favorite….how fitting that she went to heaven during Easter Linton Season. She loved her doggies Chichi and Paris. She loved Angels and she loved her family with all of her soft, kind, beautiful heart.

Karen, our dearest Angel, we love you always and you will be forever missed until we meet again!

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9:00 AM 4/9/2018 9:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

812 Bowker St. SE.
Lacey, WA 98503

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
812 Bowker St. SE. Lacey 98503 WA
United States

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