In Memory

Karen Lovelady (Moore)

Karen Lovelady (Moore)

On the morning of Sunday, May 5th, 2019 Karen Lee Lovelady Moore passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from her life and ours at her home in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM at the age of 65.  
If you look up friend in the dictionary it should show a picture of Karen and a list of her attributes:  never knew a stranger; was kind; generous with time, money and praise; open and accepting; loyal.  Karen never backed away from challenges, whether business or personal.  She was a proud breast cancer survivor.

Karen contributed to many charitable and commercial ventures with her enthusiasm and dedication.  She was a member of Junior League and later worked as a New Mexico real estate broker.  She played a mean game of racquetball, enjoyed golf, and most recently pickle ball.  She loved spending time at the family ranch in Pendaries, NM and tending business in Pueblo, CO.  She was passionate about family, friends and travel.  She was an avid reader and had an amazing talent for design and creating beautiful, comfortable environments.  She will be missed by all who loved her.

Karen was born in Grand Junction, Colorado on August 15, 1953 and was a resident of Albuquerque for over 63 years, graduating from Manzano High School in 1971.  
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jim Moore, parents, Wayne and Ruth Lovelady, and siblings, Doug and DeAnn.  She is survived by her daughter Jessica Bridwell Wright and wife Kat, son Ryan Bridwell, son by another mother, Mark Bridwell and their father, David Bridwell, bonus son Matt Moore and wife, Karla (Claire 5, Cameron 3), and bonus son Blake Moore (Eliza 8), brother David Lovelady and partner Marty, sister Laurie Garnett and husband Todd, and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.  Karen had a large extended family in New Mexico and Colorado which includes cousins from the McKee, Durkin, Dyke and Hunter families, as well as her beloved great-aunt Gena McKee and step-mother Jo Durkin Lovelady.  She is also survived by her cats Bella and Miss Kitty.

Services honoring Karen’s legacy will be held on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Daniel’s Funeral Home located at 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico.

Donations may be made to:

Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico

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05/08/19 09:01 AM #1    

Kristina Sly (Linton)

I will always remember Karen's smile, her dry sense of humor and that she was a person always wiling to engage with an issue openly and honestly.  She loved golf and was quite good at it and encouraging to my beginning attempts at it.  My prayers go out to her family and dearest friends.

05/09/19 01:56 PM #2    

James Rospopo

I had known Karen since Junior High School.  She was always a kind person and I enjoyed her friendship.  We had a lot of fun in Young Life  (YL) in our Senior Year.  I will miss her dearly. . . We will see her again in another place and another time.  

05/10/19 09:43 AM #3    

Synthia Skousen (Fleming)

I am stunned by Karen’s passing. She was always bigger than life in all ways. Karen always brought her intellect, humor, and compassion to the many school activities in which she was involved. I, too, met Karen in junior high and had a blast at the many parties hosted at the Lovelady home. Karen never waivered from her strong faith in God. I know that Karen’s family is rejoicing with being reunited with her. 

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