Fort Fairfield – Karen E. Heath, 54, passed away unexpectedly Friday May 22, 2020 at a Presque Isle healthcare facility. She was born August 2, 1965 in Houlton, the daughter of Richard A. “Dick” and Glennys M. (McIntire) Heath.
She was a graduate of the Fort Fairfield High School, Class of 1983, and was a member of the Fort Fairfield United Parish Church. Karen had been employed by Personal Services of Aroostook as a home healthcare aid and also did private at home elder care for a number of years. She enjoyed nature, fishing, sporting events and country rides, hoping to catch a glimpse of wildlife or a beautiful sunset, however her grandchildren brought her the most joy.
She was predeceased by her mother, Glennys M. Heath on May 13, 2018. She is survived by her father, Richard A. “Dick” Heath of Fort Fairfield; one son, Justin Searles of Presque Isle; three daughters, Danielle Cox and her husband Matt of Fort Fairfield, Kaylee Nabarro and her husband David of Luton, England, U.K, Whitney Searles and her companion, Stephen Simpson of Auburn; one sister, Angela Young of Claremont, NH; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Nabarro of Luton, England, UK, Reid Simpson of Auburn; niece and nephews, Heath Young of Claremont, NH, Hayden Young of Vermont, Hope Young of Lebanon, NH.
Due to the current restrictions on gatherings, a private graveside service will be conducted at Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield with Rev. Meg Heggeman officiating. A public Celebration of Karen’s Life will take place at the United Parish Church, Fort Fairfield at a later date, and time to be announced by the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield.
The Heath family wishes to sincerely thank County Dialysis for the wonderful care given to Karen, and ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to County Dialysis, 23 North Street, Suite 5, Presque Isle, Maine 04769. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com