Karen Barnett Hargrove

Profile Updated: October 28, 2019
Residing In Georgetown, TX USA
Spouse/Partner Gary Hargrove
Occupation Wedding & Special Events Planner, Fundraiser and Piano Teacher
Children Stacey born 1970
Jill born 1976
Gavin born 1978

Worked for Beech Aircraft and Cessna from 1964-1975. Moved to OKC in 1975. Was a stay at home mom and community volunteer. Went back to work at age 57 raising money and awareness for non-profits. Started a special event/wedding planning business. Have taught piano since 1960.

Married my husband in 2010 and moved to Georgetown, Texas.

School Story

Falling asleep in study hall. The two Mr. Johnston's began talking to me on their microphones as the bell was about to ring. I raised my sleepy head to find I had on three neckties (Alfred Beard and others and placed their ties around my neck-it was a game day) some funky perfume the guys sprayed on me from a girls handbag, and red marks on my eye where they had tried to open it with a ruler.
Also, peeking in the boys gym on our way to swim. One of the coaches grabbed my hand and dragged me into the gym where the boys were lined up for roll call.

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Posted on: Sep 18, 2018 at 2:02 PM

73 isn't all that bad, is it? Wishing you many joyful, peaceful years!

Aug 11, 2018 at 4:33 AM
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Jul 28, 2017 at 12:10 PM

Happy belated birthday, Kent!

Aug 11, 2016 at 4:35 AM
Aug 14, 2015 at 9:25 PM

Hi, Cozy-I know we lost touch and it's probably my fault. Hope you and your family are doing well! I just blazed the trail at being 70! Thought I'd let you know how it feels as I see you have a bday coming up! (It feels the same as 69!!)

Aug 14, 2015 at 9:23 PM

Hi, David-glad to see you on this site! Hope you and your family are doing well!

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Posted on: Aug 11, 2015 at 4:34 AM

Karen Barnett Hargrove has left an In Memory comment for Alfred Beard.
Jul 31, 2015 at 4:33 PM

Alfred and I sat beside each other in Mrs. Wilkinson's typing class at Pleasant Valley.  While we were typing 'the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog' my fast moving carriage return caused my desk to hit Alfred's causing his books to hit the floor.  Mrs. Wilkinson said, "Karen Barnett, just how much noise can you make?"  My answer wasn't satisfactory and she sent me to the principle's office.  Everyone loved Alfred.  So sad to hear this.


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Karen Barnett Hargrove has left an In Memory comment for Reba Honer.
Feb 06, 2015 at 4:33 PM

Linda-what a beautiful memory you shared regarding us "Arkansas Avenueites." So sorry to hear you had a stroke, but so grateful you're OK.  I just looked over the deceased list on this site and it's so sad to have lost so many class members, and especially sad for those who died in their teens and twentys.  I feel so blessed to have grown up with so many quality people at our little grade school.  It is wonderful to still keep in touch with our childhood friends and memories.

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Feb 06, 2015 at 2:42 PM
Karen Barnett Hargrove has left an In Memory comment for Reba Honer.
Feb 05, 2015 at 4:33 PM

Linda-Reba was such a beautiful person.  I knew she had been going to church with you in her last days.  You were probably instrumental in her salvation.  


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Aug 07, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Charlie-you were such a good friend to me, and everyone who knew you. I feel honored to say a few words at your service about you. I'll see you in heaven!

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Posted: Feb 20, 2014 at 1:59 PM
During my 'single-again' years, my handsome son was often my escort to fundraising galas.
Posted: Feb 20, 2014 at 1:58 PM
My son, Gavin caddying for the President in Martha's Vineyard.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:27 AM
My son, Gavin put me up at the Ritz Carlton in Jupiter when I made a visit. Very nice and very enjoyable time with my son. He's a professional caddy and is presently in Martha's Vinyard.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:27 AM
My beautiful daughter and me at a party a few years back. She passed away May 31, 2013 after being diagnosed with liver and bile duct cancer a year ago.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:27 AM
My children growing up. At least I knew where all three of them were that day!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:27 AM
My 12 yr old granddaughter has been racing since she was 6. Gives the boys a run for their money. Some of you might remember I had a lead foot in high school. I may have passed on a gene!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:27 AM
Granddaughters Ashtyn and Alison last year. (2012)
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:27 AM
Perfectly explains their personalities. Alison, cool and calm-Ashtyn-unpredictable!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:27 AM
Article written about my Bridal Consulting Business "A Passion for Weddings"
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:27 AM
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