Karen Elizabeth (Hickey) Gharib of Saginaw
Passed away hand in hand with her son Sami on Monday, April 25th, 2022. Karen was born on November 30th, 1957, in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Donald & Patricia (Brown) Hickey, and was a graduate of Eisenhower High School. She spent over 26 years working as an operator and then in Fraud Prevention as Michigan Bell turned into Ameritech, then SBC, and finally AT&T. A world traveler, Karen loved visiting foreign countries and especially cherished her time in Mexico with Sami. She spent much of her free time volunteering for the Underground Railroad, the Emmaus House, Habitat for Humanity, and for the First Congregational Church as part of the Bridgette Fuller Group, as well as spending time with her two dogs, Lilly & Belle. Karen lived life on her own terms and is remembered as being caring and compassionate, with a big heart. Most importantly, Karen was an attentive daughter to her parents throughout their life and a devoted mother to her son and best friend Sami.
Karen is survived by her son Sami Gharib; Sister-in-law Marcia Hickey; and nephews James and Kelin Hickey; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews, cousins, other family, and friends.
Karen was preceded in death by parents Donald & Patricia Hickey; siblings Robert (Gloria) Hickey & Gregory Hickey.
A funeral service for Karen will take place at 11:00am on Saturday, April 30th at W.L. Case & Company, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. Saginaw, with Pastor Bonnie Meek-Miller presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday, April 29th from 4:00pm-8:00pm, and on Saturday from 10:00am until the time of service. Cremation is to follow. Flowers are preferred and those wishing to make a show of their sympathy may wish to contribute to the First Congressional Church of Saginaw. Please share your thoughts, prayers, and memories with the family at the funeral home, church, or through www.casefuneralhome.com.
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