Along with her strong love of family, Karen also loved archaeology in equal measure.
Working for Big Heritage as a community archaeologist was what she will be best remembered for by many. She was affectionately known as "The volunteer whisperer" because of her unique ability to put volunteers and school groups at ease and to enthuse them on the subject.
A number of those that worked with Karen over the years were so inspired by her that they went on to further their education in archaeology at college and university.
We thought it would be a fitting tribute to Karen to establish a community archaeology fund in her name. The fund will support a number of community archaeology projects locally and provide support to archaeology students from Chester University where Karen herself studied.
Working with hospitals, mental health organisations and primary and secondary schools on various archaeology projects was what Karen excelled at and what she enjoyed most.
Literally thousands of children and older folk have worked alongside Karen in test pits and trenches and been inspired by her over the years.
With your contributions we aim to continue Karen's passion for training and supporting the next-generation of potential archaeologists and in so doing keep the memory of her alive.
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