Karol passed away May 21, 2014, at her home. She slipped away with Craig at her side, after fading quietly for the past few months. She fought a long and brave battle with cancer. Karol was born on December 11, 1947 in Bend, OR to parents Frankie and Don Fuqua. She graduated from Bend High School in 1966. She was married to Craig Gribskov on November 24, 1966. They made their home in Bend for the majority of their lives.
After raising their family, Karol graduated as valedictorian of the COCC Registered Nursing program in 1991. Karol had a wonderful variety of work and activities in her life, with watercolor painting taking center stage later on. She traveled twice to Italy on painting trips. We will all treasure the beautiful pictures she left for us to enjoy. Her interests included many things; family, travel, friends, Camp Sherman, dogs, her faith in God and beauty. She loved her dog, Hanna, and walked with her and other friends practically every day.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Craig; son, Craig Allen (and Janice) and grandson Branden Gribskov; son, Bryan (and Serene) and granddaughter Parker Gribskov; brother John (and Janeen) Fuqua and nieces Gina and Leah; and sister Mary (and Mick) Gauthier. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Dave Fuqua.
There will be a Celebration of Life for family and friends on June 13, 2014 at 4:00 PM at her son Bryan’s home, 63374 Overtree Rd., Bend, OR 97701.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Partners in Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701 or Sara’s Project, St. Charles Foundation, 2500 NE Neff Rd., Bend, OR 97701.