Karol Ann Keasler
Beloved daughter of Bill and Denise Keasler she is survived by both parents and sister Susie and brother David.She worked as an event planner for Keefe,Bruyette& Woods investment bank in the south tower of the world trade center. She was 42 years old.
This will not do for a memorial of this wonderful woman. This woman who grew up in the town of Casa Grande, Arizona.From determined little tyke she grew up to be a vivacious and engaging young woman that loved life and everyone.
She believed anything was possible and she set out to prove it. She loved singing and was a member of the 'Blue Notes' the high school jazz choir. She was a varsity cheerleader and an inspiration and friend to all she worked with. She worked on her high school yearbook. She was also voted homecoming Queen. She was a person who could light up a room. For her there was always something new or interesting to try, or see, or do and if she happened to meet you along the way you were likely to be pulled right along and she would make sure you had fun the whole time.
She loved life and this might sum up her attitude quite well. She was up for the Fiesta Bowl Queen and the panel of judges asked, what she would do if she were dancing with the Governor and broke a heel. Her reply, "I'd kick off my shoes and keep dancing."
She wasn't afraid to try new things. Spending a semester in Alaska she tried snow sking. She was wearing new jeans. Friends are still talking about the blue streaks she left everytime she fell down. She loved to laugh and she always wore a smile.
She moved to New York and thrived. She and friends had a summer house on fire Island and those friends can neither look at Christmas lights without think of the fun she shared nor close their eyes without hearing her laughter. She not only liked action but also enjoyed reading and to discuss books with the local reading club.
She was not above being a true friend to a stranger and helping them to find an apartment in the big city. One such friend then recieved a lesson in rollerblading .
She was engaged to be married that spring and he must have been very special to have won her heart. I don't have his name but I hope that he has found some peace in all this. May he thank God for the time he had with her. The time spent writing this makes me wish that I had met her if only for a moment.
Bill and Denise Keasler please except this humble offering. I cannot begin to offer even a glimpse into the beauty that was/is Karol Ann Keasler. Yours was a rare treasure, thank you for sharing it with us.
May you all find a measure of joy remembering her as she was and the smiles and laughter that were her gift.
I never met Karol Ann in person. I have only had the pleasure of seeing her through the eyes of those who did. This tribute is but a shadow of the person, so please take some time and read the entries in her guest book. It will bring tears to your eyes but you will never forget what a bright light among many that we lost that day.
Guest Book Karol Ann Keasler