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Karen Ann Bohn

August 16, 1935 — February 23, 2024

Cortez, Colorado


  Karen Ann (Welch) Bohn was born August 16, 1935, in Kansas and was raised in the Amarillo, TX area. She met/married the love of her life, Billy James (BJ) Bohn. They moved due to his work but settled in Pagosa Springs in the early 1960’s. His work later brought him to Towaoc, and they moved to Cortez. Karen went to work as a caregiver for Montezuma County Health Department doing home care. She also provided private duty care over the years.

  When Karen joined something, she always became very involved. Always active in church, she became a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cortez, was a member of the United Methodist Women and served in several positions over the years at state and local levels. She also taught Sunday School and volunteered at the Methodist Thrift Store for many years. She worked tirelessly for various Mission projects.

  Karen became involved in politics at a young age, helping her mother on a Presidential campaign before she was old enough to vote. She stayed active in politics, serving the Central Committee and Women’s Clubs at both the local and state levels. She helped with several election campaigns. She served as a precinct chair and secretary in Montezuma County for years. Karen maintained a membership, serving in various offices in Republican Women’s clubs since moving to Colorado. She was one of the first three women recognized as maintaining membership for 50 years in Colorado. Karen was active in Grange work, serving in officer positions at local and state levels. Her last membership was with the Lewis Grange. She also was a member of Emblem Club for years and held various offices during her tenure.

  Karen went home to her Lord in Cortez on February 23, 2024. She is survived by her church, Grange and political families, and will be missed but not forgotten by all of those that knew her.

  A Memorial Tribute for Karen will be held during regular church services, at First United Methodist Church in Cortez, at 10:00 a.m., on Sunday, March 10, 2024, with fellowship coffee to follow at the service. 

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Memorial Gathering

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

First United Methodist Church

Cortez, CO 81321

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