Dr. Karen Rae Kyffin

(Aug. 4, 1951 - Oct. 27, 2018)


Dr. Karen Rae Kyffin peacefully went to be with Christ in heaven on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018,  at Cody Regional Health in Cody, Wyoming, at age 67. She was born in Denver, Colorado, on Aug. 4, 1951.

Karen was a dedicated and passionate teacher for 30 years, earning her Ph.D. in brain and cognitive sciences. Karen finished her career at Southside Elementary School in Powell. She truly loved each and every student, finding their uniqueness and always innovating ways to teach any student she had. She truly wanted no child left behind.

Karen was published numerous times in various educational books, specifically books on how to teach. Early in her career, she would write mathematics books. Karen was a master quilter and won numerous first place and best in show awards for the epic beauty and complexity of her craft. Karen also enjoyed weaving and crochet, but most of all, Karen enjoyed her family. Karen was a “family” first person and made many a sacrifice from her dedication to that principle. She will be dearly missed by all.

Karen was the daughter of James and Doris Kyffin, both of Cody. She is survived by her mother, Doris A. Kyffin; her brother, Jay A. Kyffin and his wife, Vikki; her daughter, Jacqueline A. Crowley; her husband, James; and granddaughter, Jayme L. R. Porter.

Karen was preceded in death by her father, James A. Kyffin.

A graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at 1 p.m. and performed by Pastor Pat Montgomery. The service will be followed by a gathering with refreshments at First Presbyterian Church in Cody.

The family requests that donations be sent to the First Presbyterian Church youth group, 2025 23rd St., Cody, WY 82414.