Animals Pets 13

Karen Rene (Forester) Garrett

February 18, 1959 ~ December 23, 2022 (age 63) 63 Years Old


Karen Rene Forester Garrett, 63, of Asheville passed away on Friday, December 23, 2022 at her residence following a period of declining health.

A native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, Karen was daughter of the late Charles Rex and Irene Gardner Forester.

She was employed with T. E Connectivity for over eight years. Karen enjoyed the outdoors, shooting guns and camping.  She was a great cook and loved art, elephants and reading.  She was very family oriented always enjoying cookouts and holiday with her family, and especially adored her grandchildren.  She will be deeply missed.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, David Garrett; daughter, Natika Murray of Asheville; son, Jesse Blankenship of Asheville; stepdaughter, Christina Garrett and her husband, Michael Roberts of Burnsville; step-son, David Wm. Garrett, Jr. of Asheville; grandchildren, Vanessa Burleson, Caleb Ball, Joshua Ball, Landon Ball, Ezekiel Blankenship, Zachariah Blankenship, Katie Roberts, Michael Roberts, Jr. and Bentley Garrett; great-grandchildren, Dallas Burleson and Douglas Burleson and her special fur babies, Ziggy the wonder dog and cat, dilly dilly.

A memorial celebration will be planned at a later date.

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