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Celebration of Life

Saturday June 1st, 2019

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Saturday June 1st, 2019

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Karen Farr Lipsey

Karen Farr Lipsey, 53, passed away May 24th, 2019, leaving behind a wake of positive energy and kindness we must all now strive to emulate. Karen, born to Richard Farr and Sharon Bailey, grew up in Connecticut and spent childhood summers traversing the Northeastern coasts, sailing alongside family, friends, and dogs.

She then worked for over 30 years as a gate agent for American Airlines, and she enjoyed using weekends to criss-cross the country with her family and friends. Even as she grew older, she kept going strong, dancing at concerts while kids less than twice her age sat cross-legged on the lawn. She always had a smile ready and opened her doors to everyone, including fuzzy friends, usually with a cocktail in hand.

Karen is survived by her husband, Dan Lipsey, her loving son, Ben Dewar, and two stepdaughters as well as her mother Sharon Bailey and husband/stepfather, Les Bailey, father, Richard Farr, stepmother, Mary Ellen Farr, brother, Rick Farr and wife Jennifer of Madison, CT., sister, Kim Slezak and husband Pierre of Charlotte and a vast multitude of close friends.

Her life and memory will be celebrated at 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 1st, at Benson Funeral & Cremation Services, 101 Oak Grove St., Mt Holly, NC 28120. A reception will follow at 6:00 PM at Ole Dallas Brewery, 136 Durkee Ln., Dallas, NC 28034. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Karen can be made to the Humane Society of the United States, 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037. However, Karen instructs everyone she knew that dance celebrations and cocktails in her honor are to be had at any time.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Karen Lipsey, please visit our flower store.


A candle was lit in memory of Karen Lipsey

Penny Jun 5 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Lipsey

Cindy Lenhart Jun 1 2019 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to your family. God promises to fortify you and hold your hand during this difficult time Isaiah 41:10,13. Continue to rely on Him for comfort and strength.

Darnell Williams Jun 1 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Lipsey

Terri Laird Jun 1 2019 12:00 AM


Angels are watching over you as you are resting in peace with the lord. We miss you Karen! Phil & Sandy Slezak

Expression of Sympathy May 31 2019 12:00 AM

A RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent on May 31, 2019

"Ray of Sunshine" name of these flowers This is how we will always remember Karen! Though we didn't get to spend enough time with her, we know the LOVE she brought to our dearest friend Danny. God Bless Mac & Margie McElfresh

Expression of Sympathy May 31 2019 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace, Karen. Ben, we are praying for you and the rest of your family. Your mom was kind and loved by so many. Hugs to you xo

Cindy Grinde May 31 2019 12:00 AM

A RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent on May 31, 2019

We so wish that we could be there dear Karen celebrating your precious life, and your kind soul with those who love you so much. Our deepest sympathies to Ben, Dan and your families. With love, Carol and Jim Dean

Expression of Sympathy May 31 2019 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy May 30 2019 12:00 AM

We were neighbors for only a few short years but that was enough time to be inspired by your enthusiasm for life dear friend. A red rose will be cast into the Irish Sea this summer to honor you, your love of sailing, and the memories you have left behind.

Lora and Randy May 30 2019 12:00 AM

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