Karen L. King

October 24, 1969 - August 16, 2010

10/24/1969 - 08/16/2010

Past Services

Saturday August 21, 2010
11:00 am
Forest Lawn Mortuary Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Karen L. King, 40, formerly of Asheville and Hendersonville, passed away Monday, August 16, 2010 in Tryon, following a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

She made a lot of friends on her journey through life. She loved travel, family, her animals, and working at Petsí Delights where she had many faithful and loyal friends.

Survivors include her parents, Salvatore and Gloria Desimone of The Villages, FL; two brothers, John Desimone and his wife Bunpherm of Orlando, FL, Robert Desimone and his wife Kathann of Palm Bay, FL; seven nieces and nephews, John, Kaley, Angelina, Anthony, Kristen, Nicole, Joseph; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and beloved friends.

A celebration of her life will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 21, 2010, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, NC 28722 or Teal Ribbon Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 83015, Gaithersburg, MD 20883.

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Heather Buckner
8 years ago

TO Karen’s family. I hadn’t spoke to Karen for a few years, but i worked with her for years at Pets’. She was a wonderful person and a great friend. All who knew her will miss her so much. She was a wonderful person. I am so sorry for your loss. Thankfully we will see her again.

Bryan Hensley
8 years ago

Karen meant a lot to my uncle Darrel, and the rest of our family! (including me) God bless us all, including Karen and all our other bygone loved ones.

Renda Swilling
8 years ago

To Karen’s family,

i was blessed to have met Karen at pet’s delight. she was such a wonderful person. she was always smiling and brought so much joy to those who knew her. she will be greatly missed, but our loss is heavens gain.

Judith Cheney and Phil Cheney
8 years ago

To Karen’s Family,

She was a very beautiful young woman. We are so very sorry she lost her courageous battle, but we will remember her and the warmth and friendliness she spread at Pets’ Delights. We last saw her there with her adorable puppy Cain. She was head over heals in love with him that day. We miss her every time there. Our thoughts are with you all today and we hope you will find solace and be comforted.

Judith Cheney and Phil Cheney

Asheville, NC

Vicky Bailey and Family
8 years ago

We are truly sorry for the loss. Karen will be missed, she was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers go out the family.

Amy Kelso
8 years ago

Please accept my deep sympathies for your loss. Karen was such a bright light in this world. She was the first person our puppy, Brown, met when we brought him to Pets’ Delights for supplies on his way home at 8 weeks old, 12 years ago. She was always a happy, smiling, friendly, loving person. I know she will be missed by many. I am sad that I lost touch with her after she became ill and left Pets’ Delights. I thought of her and prayed for her often, though I never wrote and told her that. I hope she knows in her spirit and soul how she touched so many people’s lives and brought them so much love and joy. She was devoted to the pets and their people, and she won’t be forgotten.

Jack & Billie Whitson
8 years ago

We are sorry for your lost. You are in our thoughts and prayer’s

Sincerely, Jack & Billie Whitson

Kimberly Tipton & Family
8 years ago

May your heart be filled with warm thoughts and treasured moments. Karen loved animals especially dogs. I am thankful that she helped my family find our wonderful dog Breece ten years ago. I have prayed for her since hearing about her illness. With deep sympathy

Kimberly Tipton and Family

Dean & Teresa Putnam Whitson
8 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss and there are no words to take the hurt away when you loose a loved one.


Sincerely, Dean & Teresa Whitson

jessica roper
8 years ago

karen was a wonderful person. i am so thankful i was able to meet such a person. you touched many lives in the short time i knew her. may god bless her and her family and friends