Karen Lee Davieds

Karen Lee Davieds

Karen lee Davieds, 59, of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, passed away peacefully in the company of her husband, daughters, and grandchildren, on June 28th, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on November 26th, 1953, in Yonkers, New York, to Paul and Marion Onderdonk. She graduated from Nanuet, New York, High School in 1972, and was married to her husband, Michael Davieds, on December 9th, 1972. Karen served as a devoted Air Force wife and mother. During their 25-year career, Karen and her family resided in several locations in the United States and Europe, finally retiring in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, in 2004.

Karen loved the beach and was an avid collector of beach glass and shells. She also loved photography, gardening, her hummingbirds, traveling, festivals, motorcycle rides, family vacations, and many of other life’s pleasures. Above all, she loved and was devoted to her family and cherished her grandchildren as their “Oma”. She was a great friend to many and always placed the needs of others above her own.

Karen is survived by her husband, Michael; three daughters, Jennifer Eure, Jody Liesfeld, and Jamie Deibler; five grandchildren, Brian and Brice Eure, Raiden and Canon Liesfeld, and Zoey Deibler; sister Kathy Taylor, and siblings Paula, Rick, Mark, and Diane Haverly.

Two events are planned to honor Karen’s wishes. The first will be a memorial service held at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo, North Carolina, on July 4th, at 5:00 PM. The second event will be her exact wish of having a celebration of life party, to be held in the near future. Dress at both occasions is comfortable casual/beach casual, again at her wish.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, in keeping with Karen’s deep care and concern for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Shelley Mills Gray on July 1st, 2013 4:32 pm

    Mike and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my family’s thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.


  2. Shelley Mills Gray on July 1st, 2013 4:32 pm

    Mike and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my family’s thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.


  3. Shelley Mills Gray on July 1st, 2013 4:33 pm

    Mike and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my family’s thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.


  4. Kimberly Davieds on July 1st, 2013 9:48 pm

    Mike, Sometimes there are no words to express the feelings in your heart. Our deepest thoughts are with you during the loss of Karen. She was so special and unique. I hope you all find comfort in your fondest memories of her. Love, Kim and all the girls


  5. Betty Braithwaite on July 2nd, 2013 10:16 am

    Our Lunch Bunch will surely miss Karen. She was such a positive figure to our group of women that are mostly older than her. My thoughts are with you and your family.


  6. Ann Marie & John Harris on July 2nd, 2013 10:53 am

    Mike & Family:

    We cherish the great times and holidays we spent together with you and Karen as well as our wonderful cruise. We will miss her a lot. Ann Marie & John


  7. Trish & Dave Williams on July 2nd, 2013 11:12 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    The world will be a duller place without Karen in it.


  8. Rick and Mary Haverly on July 2nd, 2013 1:05 pm

    words are not enough to say for the amount of sorrow we both feel for you all.As her little brother and friend this pain will never go away for me.Mike,Jen jody and Jaime Mary and I want you all to know how much we loved her and cherished the friendship we shared..


  9. Jayme Haverly on July 2nd, 2013 1:10 pm

    Aunty Karen,
    It seems like only yesterday that you came into our lives. I will cherish this time we had together forever. I love you very much and will carry on the love of cooking and sea glass collecting. You were a great friend and Aunt. I will miss you.
    Love your niece Jayme


  10. Danette and Scott on July 2nd, 2013 1:59 pm

    Our heart is breaking. We love you guys and miss you all. Wish we could be there but know that we are celebrating her life here in the hills of CA. With all of our love…


  11. Helene Davieds on July 2nd, 2013 1:59 pm

    To Mike and Family, we will always remember her fondly, so sorry we lost her so soon.


  12. Lauren Serpa on July 2nd, 2013 2:01 pm

    I love you guys!! I am so sorry to hear about this. Karen will be missed by many.


  13. Gloria Hopkins on July 2nd, 2013 2:15 pm

    Jamie, Tim and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. The times I saw her she was so happy and full of joy. I hope the words, love and support from others will help you all at this time. Sending love and prayers for strength and comfort. Love, Gloria & family


  14. June Livesay on July 2nd, 2013 4:31 pm

    my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  15. Blayne and Brian on July 2nd, 2013 5:06 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Karen was a true celebrant of life, we so enjoyed the times we shared. Our hearts go out to you..


  16. Teresa Gibson on July 2nd, 2013 5:23 pm

    Mike and family…you are such a part of us and Karen will be missed…words cannot express our sorrow and love for you all…Things will not be the same in our family. Please know how much we love you.


  17. Madeline McMillan on July 2nd, 2013 5:26 pm

    I am so shocked, as all Karen’s friends are! My heart goes out to each of you. We will miss her so very much!


  18. Tina Deibler Soper on July 2nd, 2013 5:42 pm

    Mike, Jodi, Jenifer & Jodi…. My heart and Love and Prayers are with you all… We loved Karen so much…I feel really blessed that She was “Our Sister-by-Love!!!! If there is anything at all…you are all family to us!!!!!!


  19. Karen Schalow on July 4th, 2013 9:48 am

    I only knew Karen for a short time as her housekeeper, but I fell in love with her! I will never forget her and the respect she showed me always. God Bless her family and friends during this time of sorrow. Thank you Karen for everything!


  20. Ellen & John Onderdonk on July 5th, 2013 11:32 am

    Mike, Jennifer, Jodi, and Jamie…We’re sorry we couldn’t be at the memorial service for Karen. We’ve been sending our thoughts your way. It’s lovely to read the posts here as well as on Facebook from all who loved Karen and were impacted by her positive, energetic, and giving nature. Love and peace to all of you. John & Ellen


  21. Michele on July 5th, 2013 3:11 pm

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. I know she really did love her family so much and she will be watching over you with much love. She will live on in all your memories.


  22. Ryan & Lauren Suchy on July 12th, 2013 12:27 pm

    Mike, our deepest sympathies are with you and your family. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss.


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