PUTNAM CITY — Karen (Young) Horne, 55, of Yukon, Okla., passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013. The funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at Putnam City United Methodist Church with Pastor Bob Kanary officiating. Burial and graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Greenhill Cemetery in Davis, Okla., with Joe Young presiding. Funeral arrangements are being handled by McNeil's Mustang Funeral Services and Hale's Funeral Home in Davis, Okla.
Karen was born in Sulphur, Okla., on March 5, 1958, to W.T. and Delcine Young. She graduated from Southeast High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. Karen continued on to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she was listed on the Dean's Honor Roll. She furthered her education by earning a Juris Doctorate Degree with distinction from Oklahoma City University School of Law. She was a member of the Order of the Barristers and a member of the Oklahoma City University Law Review. Karen was on the Faculty Honor Roll, and received many American Jurisprudence Academic Awards including the Oklahoma Bar Auxiliary Award, Phi Alpha Delta Award and Oklahoma Bar Auxiliary Award, and was a member of Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and National Moot Court Team. In her professional career, she had admissions into the United States District Court, Western District of Oklahoma and the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Karen served as Law Clerk to the Honorable David L. Russell, United States District Judge for 18 years. At the time of her death, she was an attorney for Crowe and Dunlevy Attorneys and Counselors at Law in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, specializing in Banking and Financial Institutions as well as Litigation and Trial Practice.
Karen is survived by husband, David Horne of the home; and children, Lauran and Brandon Blakeburn, and Susan and Ian Horne. She is also survived by her parents of Davis; sisters, Glenna Raper and husband, Jerry of Davis, and Jill Day and husband, Roger of Ardmore. Among the survivors are nephews, Dusty Raper and wife, Andrea of Ada, and Justin Day and wife, Maia of Ardmore; niece, Eryn Day of Ardmore; and great-nieces, Hannah Mitchell, Hadley Raper of Ada and Zoey Day of Ardmore.
Karen was preceded in death by grandparents, Floyd and Mary Young and John and Mary Gilbert.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at www.pancan.org or by mailing donations to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.