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Dr. Karen Joyce Nutt

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“Karen was a friend in college. I knew her to be warm, kind, wacky, forgiving, and to have a laugh for which she was totally unapologetic (this last...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Eugene Chiang - Burlingame, CA

“I never met Karen, but I could tell she was a globetrotter and extremely accomplished by the trail of no longer valid email addresses at the places...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Micky DuPree - Cambridge, MA

“I knew Karen in Doha College, she was/is a beautiful person, gentle and kind. My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to all of her family...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Sara Snook - London

“Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends in this time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ”
4 of 26 | Posted by: John and Evelyn Ryder - Vincennes, IN

“Karen's accomplishments were truly inspirational. This, contrasted with her struggles & untimely passing is heartbreaking. I barely knew Karen after...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Tim Gognat - Lakewood, CO

“Dearest Barb & family,Don & I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious Karen. Our hearts break for you. Please know, you and the family...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Marianna Thomas - Beebe, AR

“Our relationship with Karen has been longstanding, and yet of short duration. Being relatives from the U.K., we have had brief, intense bursts of...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Judith & Darrell Taylor - Grendon

“What a lovely set of heartwarming reminiscences from a global community of people who my little cousin made an impression on....I had very little...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Kate Johns - Somerset, England

“A letter to KarenMy beloved Karen,I still remember when you were just two, with your big beautiful eyes of blue; It was the very first day our family...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Cindy Powell - Vincennes, IN

“A letter to KarenMy beloved Karen,I still remember when you were just two, with your big beautiful eyes of blue; It was the very first day our family...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Cindy Powell - Vincennes, IN

“February 24th., 2016Dr. KAREN JOYCE NUTT I would like to thank all those friends and acquaintances of my daughter Karen who have taken the time and...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Roger Nutt - Ormond by the Sea, FL

Karen eating her apple. “I knew Karen both at MIT and at Berkeley. We were good friends. She had an uncanny focus and determination when she set her mind to something. She...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Seth Hollar - Raleigh, NC

“It is with a fair amount of shock, disbelief and pain that I received news of Karen's untimely passing. Karen was one of the first few people I met...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Shrieks S - Berkeley, CA

“Roger/Janet and FamilyWe were shocked at the loss of your daughter Karen - Calvin and I remember her in Doha and know the world lost someone who had...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: paula myers - doha

“I was shocked to read the news this morning!!! Karen and I went to Doha College together, and we were also neighbors She had a contagious laugh, a...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“I will always remember Karen and her spectacular laugh! she was a ray of light at Doha College and I look back on my time there with great fondness...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Tim Wooldridge - Vanguard, SK

“Dear family and friends of Karen, I am very, very sorry for your loss. I was a volunteer in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology in Berkeley around the...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Ore Carmi - Berkeley, CA

“So sorry for your loss. I went to Doha College with Karen. She was a bubbly, friendly person, always smiling. ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Simon Combe - Glenrothes

“I remember Karen from our highschool days, she was a very genuine and kind soul. Extremely bright. It's a tragic loss so early. My sincere...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Niaz Haq - Geneva, Switzerland

“Very sad news indeed. My condolences to her family. Karen and I were in class together at Doha College and good friends. I will always remember her...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Morgan Coe

“I am so shocked to hear this news. I remember Karen from school in Doha, always smiling and bubbly. Such a tragic loss, my prayers and thoughts are...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Emma Blacker - Preston

“I'm shocked and saddened by this terrible news. I'm so very sorry for your loss - Karen was so bubbly and full of life. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Stephen Blacker - Halifax, NS

“So sorry to hear of the passing of someone so young. A loss to the family and to the scientific world as well. ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Roland Lewis - Halifax,, NS

“Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. My sincerest condolences!...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Wendy Summers - Mount Vernon, IN

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: Jennifer & David Brown - Kingston, ON

“So sorry to hear this prayers to all in the fsmily ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: Jay d cardinal - vincennes, IN


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Dr. Nutt was born on May 8, 1972 and passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

Dr. Nutt was a resident of Ormond Beach, Florida at the time of passing.

She attended Rivet Catholic High School in Vincennes. Karen held a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT and also attended classes at Harvard University while living in Boston. She went on to receive a PhD in Integrative Biology from the University of California at Berkeley.

The family will receive friends on Friday March 11 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Vincennes Chapel 313 Church St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday March 12 at 11:00 AM EST at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Rev. Dave Fleck officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Karen Nutt STEM Scholarship at Rivet High School 210 Barnett Street Vincennes IN 47591.

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