Karen Lee Kraft

Karen Lee Kraft was born November 9, 1958 to John and Loretta (Hilderman) Kraft. Raised in Laurel, she attended Laurel Public Schools, graduating in 1977. In 1979 she joined the U.S. Army, serving until her Honorable Discharge in 1982. Returning to Laurel, she began a 31-year career with Mountain Bell until her retirement.
Karen’s life revolved around family; she was devoted to her parents and was especially close to her niece and nephews. Additionally, she was very active in the Park City American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Karen passed away November 15, 2017 in her home following a short illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother John, and nephew David John.
She is survived by her brother David Kraft and his wife Jennifer of Laurel, nephews Dylan Kraft of Laurel and Mario Riojas of Billings, niece Kristi Kraft of Billings, and sister-in-law Donna Kraft of Livingston. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Smith Funeral Chapel-Laurel followed by Military Honors at Yellowstone National Cemetery​.


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  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
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  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
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  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:00am
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  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
    Thursdays, 6-6:30 p.m., Old Middle School, Room 102
  • Friday, December 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
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  • Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
    First & third Fridays, 7 p.m. at Riverside Hall, at Riverside Park south of Laurel. President: Daisy Henckel 406-591-6969, or www.facebook.com/thelaureljaycees/


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