We were saddened to learn of the recent death of Karen (Jones) Quinn, who served as an assistant pastor in GCI’s Houston, TX, congregation.
Born in 1944, in Salem, OH, Karen grew up in the nearby town of Columbiana. Even from an early age she recognized the importance of community involvement, often leading clubs and activities. In high school, Karen was a majorette and enjoyed playing basketball. In her college years, she sang in the college chorale and enjoyed traveling for performances. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Ambassador College in 1966 and always valued the friendships she made in college.
It was during her college years that Karen met her future husband Terry Quinn at a summer camp in Orr, MN, where Karen was a counselor. Terry and Karen married on August 12, 1966. One year later, their daughter Susan was born.. In 1982 the family moved to the Houston area, where Karen quickly became a fixture in the community of Katy, TX. Karen loved travel and was a successful businesswoman. She founded Quinn Travel Services in 1990, and managed it for nearly 30 years.
Karen was ordained an Elder in Grace Communion International and served in ordained ministry in the Houston area for several years, giving sermons and leading Bible studies. She chaired the local church Advisory Council for more than 15 years. Her faith was one of her defining features. She loved God and put him first in her life.
Karen passed away on August 21, 2018 at home. She fought a brave battle against cancer during the last two years of her life. She is survived by her husband Terry, their daughter Susan, two grandchildren, and her brother Darryl. It was Karen’s desire to be laid to rest in the Quinn family plot in Leesport, PA. She will be greatly missed.
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1503 Hannington Dr
Katy, TX 77450