SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Karen Lee Gould, 71, left her family and friends on April 3, 2017, after a long illness. Born in Springfield, Vt., Oct. 9, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Melba (Stearns) and Edward Reynolds.
In August 1969 she married James Gould and began a family.
Karen loved reading, kayaking on rivers and ponds and enjoyed casual golf with her husband, Jim. Her home and yard were always beautifully decorated for each holiday and her gardens were lovely.
After graduating from Springfield High School, she worked for 29 years at Howard Johnson’s. Later she was the banquet coordinator at KJ’S Place in North Springfield with her husband and twin sister.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Jim; daughter Shawna Spire and husband Cedric of Morristown, Tenn.; son Jeffrey Gould of Springfield; and two loving grandchildren, Hayley and Austin Spire of Tennessee. She also leaves her sisters, Margaret Kaye Dwinell and Karen’s twin, Kristine Hurd of Springfield; two brothers, Keith Reynolds of Florida and Kenneth Reynolds of Springfield; and nephews Bradley Dwinell, Jason Hurd, Brock Dwinell, and Edward Reynolds.
The family would like to gratefully thank Jim for the constant loving care he provided Karen through these long years of illness.
At Karen’s request there will be no services at this time. The family is planning a memorial this summer. In remembrance, please give a flower to someone you love.
Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield is assisting the family with arrangements.