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“So very sorry to hear of your loss, Frances. May God bless you and yours. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: gil dick - london, KY

“a classy lady. good friend.I will miss her Shirley Coplon Sukonick ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: shirley coplon sukonick - VA

“Aunt Mildred will be missed ... Every year, no matter where we gathered, she welcomed me and Wayne and each of our children to the reunion so warmly...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Deborah Finney McKenzie - IL

“The “baton of love” that Mildred handed to us is a beacon of light.   Many times, I have heard, even from my own parents, ...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jim French 3 of 3 - San Diego, CA

“Even before I merged with the Karraker family, I was exposed to the family reuinons.   In fact, they are the most “reuniony”...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Jim French 2 of 3 - San Diego, CA

“As I step back from the sorrow of Mildred’s imminent passing, I see life as a relay race.   Each runner runs their fastest, then...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jim French 1 of 3 - San Diego, CA

“Dear Frances and family, I will always appreciate your sweet mother (and daddy) sharing you with Bill and me when you were able to come back for...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Pullen - Knoxville, TN

“Frances, Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: John Cox - Aiken, SC

“Dear Karraker Family, The loss of someone as special as Mrs. Mildred is very difficult to bear. May you be comforted by Gods loving arms and tender...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Veronica W. - NC

“I have known your wife and mother for many years and enjoyed the nice conversations we had at the Beauty Salon. She spoke highly of all of you and...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Janis Boothe (St. Charles Place) - SC

“The Karraker Family, We are thinking of you all during this sad time. I will always remember Mrs. Karraker as a warm and welcoming matriarch with a...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Marian and Vaughn Bishop - VA

“Dave, I was sadden to hear of the loss of your beautiful bride. Knowing that she got to see that handsome face and smile of yours, I am sure made...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Wanda B Matthews - Williston, SC

“Mrs. K was one of those people who always had a positive word to say, a Kleenex in her purse for those who needed one and a smile on her face. She...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Rebecca McCarthy - Athens, GA

“Dave, Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. ...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Jacqueline Middleton - SC

“Granmamma, I will miss you greatly. Love always, Frannie ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Frances Owens - Iowa City, IA


Mrs. Mildred J. Karraker was born at Pruntytown, WV, to Oral Justus and Clara Bartlett Jones on Feb. 18, 1922 and passed on at Aiken Regional Medical Center Feb. 23, 2011, at the age of 89. She was graduated from Grafton (WVA) High School and Fairmont (WVA) State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Home Economics, and from Columbia University (NYC) with a Master of Science. She was a registered dietician at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD. She had additional graduate training at the University of California, Berkeley where she married David G. Karraker on June 19, 1948; they were married for 62 years. Mildred was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, a past president of Town and Country, a past board member of the American Cancer Society, the Tri-Development Center, and the Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center. She was a docent at the Aiken Historical Society and a member of the Friends of the State Museum, and Friends of the Aiken Library. For many years she was a Girl Scout leader, and she also worked as a reading improvement teacher. She was a cheerful, happy lady with many friends and interests. For 50 years she was member of “The Bridge Club,” a weekly bridge group that originated among neighboring ladies in the days when she lived in Crosland Park. She rarely failed to send cards for birthdays, anniversaries and notes of appreciation for performances that pleased her. Mildred loved the ocean, bird-watching, her pet cats, and crossword puzzles. Survivors include her husband, David; her three children: Mark (Meg) Karraker, of Minneapolis, MN; Emily (Ken) Owens of Downers Grove, IL; Frances (Jim) French of San Diego, CA, six granddaughters, Amelia Karraker, Miriam Karraker, Hannah Owens, Frances Owens, Madeline French, and Rosemary French. The family will receive friends from 4pm to 6pm Saturday, February 26, 2011 at GEORGE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER, 211 Park Avenue, SW, Aiken. A celebration of er life will be held at St. John’s United Methodist Church at 3pm on Sunday, February 27, 2011. Memorials can be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St., Aiken, SC 29801.

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