Obituary: Karen Leigh Fox


April 14, 2023

Karen Leigh Fox, 69, of Cloquet passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. She was born Sept. 2, 1953, in Moose Lake to Gale "Bud" and Shirley Beccue.

She grew up in the Sturgeon Lake area and attended Willow River High School, graduating in 1971. She married Richard Fox on April 29, 1995. Karen had much love for her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she doted on with a unique bond. She loved her pugs, especially Lulu.

Karen worked in the insurance industry for 20-plus years and retired from United Health Care.

She participated in the Cloquet High School theater department, leading costume design for more than eight years. She was a rock for her students who faced diversity and problematic situations.

She loved knitting, crocheting, costume design for musicals, baking and traveling to St. George Island in Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Boyd.

Karen will be deeply missed by her family. She is survived by her husband, Richard; children, Zara Luing, Zachary (Kristi)

Luing and Zondra (Nathan) Parks; grandchildren, Joseph Hamilton, Marcus Marksmeier, Shelby Hernandez, Corra Thompson, Evan Thompson, Addison Parks, Savanna Parks, Jacob

Luing, Faith Luing and Zander Luing; sister in-law, Jane Beccue; and

nieces, nephew and many other beloved family members.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute see, http://www.atkinsnorth

Pine Knot News, April 14, 2023


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