Karen K. Long Hatfield

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September 16, 1950 ~ May 24, 2022

Born in: Casper, WY
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Service for Karen Hatfield:

Karen K Long-Hatfield, 71, passed away unexpectedly on May 24, 2022, from a short illness. Karen beat cancer three separate times. She was a warrior, fighter, and true inspiration to all of us with her grace, bravery, and perseverance.
Karen is survived by her husband of 32 years, George Hatfield; her children, Amber Brandimarte (Gerard), Shaun Long and Nathan Hatfield (Sioux); her grandson, Wylder Long; and sister, Cindy Staggs. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Charlene and Loyd DeuPree.
Karen was a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother (aka JaJa), sister, confidant, and friend. She will be remembered for her big heart and ability to advocate for those that didn’t have a voice. In her 29-year career as a Victim Advocate in Arapahoe County and Pagosa Springs, she helped countless people get their voices and power back.
Karen enjoyed laughing, quilting, reading, swimming, dancing, cooking, and gardening. She loved all animals. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family, and all those that were fortunate enough to know her. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com


Memorial Service: May 31, 2022 10:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Please pass on my condolences to George and the rest of her family.

    I worked with Karen when she was a victim assistance advocate in Archuleta County and I was the undersheriff. One instance stayed with me through my tenure and will always be in my memory. While briefing the family of a drowning victim, I could not continue and started to cry; my stepson was the same age as the victim, had the same first name and was also on the river that day. I apologized, left the room and Karen followed. Karen counseled me and finished with: “you should never apologize for your humanity”, which gave me the strength to return to the briefing. I will ever be grateful for here wise and comforting words.

    If I may represent my community, thank you Karen for all of the people you helped in Archuleta County. You were one of a kind and I am proud to have known you.

    John Weiss, Pagosa Springs

  2. Dear family, Keep your memories in your heart and smile when thinking of KK. She did many things, helped many folks, loved well and laughed long. My heart aches for all of you but memories will ease the pain. I love you all.

  3. My heart hurts for Karen’s family. There is a new star in heaven, shining brightly. I will remember the good times and the great long telephone conversations we had. I love all of you.

  4. The service for Karen was comforting. I will keep her in my heart and the family in my prayers. She was a force to be reckoned with but the job got done. All the things Amber and Shaun said were what we were feeling. She will be missed but will remain in our hearts. Rest in peace KK.
    Elaine DeuPree
    May 31, 2022

    • As you can see, I was having trouble posting my thoughts. Sorry to have taken up so much space. But, those were my true thoughts and feelings.

  5. So sorry for all of Karen’s family. I met her at the birth of our shared grandson Wylder, who I know adored his JaJa. A gracious and funny lady who endured so much. Hold your memories close and she will always be with you.

  6. Karen was a kind, funny person whom I had the pleasure of getting to know through her daughter, Amber. She was a beacon of strength and support for Amber and my daughter as they navigated the ‘coming of age’ process. I will always be thankful for the help she gave to my daughter. Few people knew Karen personally helped me when she was working as an Advocate for Arapahoe County; she calmly and knowledgeably guided me through a restraining order process when I had trouble with an abusive renter leasing a room at my house. I always respected Karen for her strength to meet the many challenges she faced during her life. It was a privilege to have Karen in my life! I will be forever thankful to have known her!

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