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Karen Joyce Wilson

Karen Joyce Wilson, age 74, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Monday, August 3, 2020, at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell. She was born October 2, 1945 in New London, Connecticut, daughter of the late Frank Lovendosky and Violet Littlefield. She graduated from high school in Connecticut, and she had many jobs over the years. Along with her husband, she owned and operated the Independence Park Sandwich Shop in Alaska. Karen was a past member of the Midnight Sun Street Rod Association in Anchorage, Alaska. She enjoyed classic cars, having owned two 1957 Chevys, and she loved fishing with her husband on their boat.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ray Wilson, whom she married October 2, 1965, and who died December 4, 2015.

Surviving are her daughter, Brenda (William “Beau”) Applegate of Anchorage, Alaska; her brother, Ted (Kathy) Lovendosky of New London, Connecticut; two grandchildren, Mariah (Ben) Lamirand and Cheyenne (Kyle) Nikerle; and many extended family members.

A celebration of Karen’s life is planned for the spring of 2021 due to the global pandemic. Burial will take place at Crooked Tree Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, is caring for the family. Friends are encouraged to share memories, pictures, and messages of support at


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