Karen Oreta Crocker Perkett


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Karen Oreta Crocker Perkett

February 8th, 1942 - April 2nd, 2018


Karen Oreta Perkett “Crocker” died peacefully in her home, on April 2, 2018 in Weiser, Idaho at the age of 76. She was surrounded by her family and friends. Karen was born on February 8, 1942 in Hectorville, Oklahoma to Chester and Hazel Crocker. Karen first married Ralph Underwood, and together they had Oreta Lynn and Lewis Edward Underwood. Later Karen married Larry Kenneth Looney and together they had Jimmy Kenneth and Larry Byron Looney. Later on in life, Karen married Jack Perkett, who she remained with for nearly 40 years. These two built three homes together and moved around the country. They played music for people, everywhere they went, Karen singing and Jack playing the guitar. Karen is survived by her husband, Jack Perkett; siblings, Benny Crocker, Skipper Crocker and June Cohen. She is preceded in death by brothers, Jimmy and Pat Crocker, mother, Hazel Oreta Crocker and father, Chester Ray Crocker.   

    Karen had a beautiful voice and often sang up on stage or where ever music was being played. She was a dedicated individual who loved her husband Jack, her four children, 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was very strong in political views and spoke often of them. She was a strong believer and dedicated to the Seventh Day Adventist religion. She followed many sermons from home, on her favorite channel 3ABN. A graveside funeral is scheduled for 11am, April 14th at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Weiser with a reception to follow at her home, 440 HWY 95. Pastor Cate will be officiating the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Karen’s life. Please send flowers to Lienkaemper-Thomason Funeral Home in Weiser. Condolences can be sent to 440 HWY 95 Weiser, Idaho 83672. The family would like to thank the Hospice team at Encompass, Deanna with Assisting Hands and especially Oreta Lynn Beach for their unselfish care, love and dedication in providing for Karen during this difficult time.