Karen Scott Sawyer
1942 — 2021
Sawyer, Karen Scott, age 78, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021 after a 12-year battle with Alzheimer's. She was born in Paris, TX during the brief period her father was commissioned to build airstrips at Camp Maxie. Raised in Tyler, Karen attended Tyler Public Schools, graduated from Lee High School and enrolled in Tyler Junior College. It was the summer of 1962 when she met William "Bill" Sawyer, Jr. at a local park. They worked two different shifts for the summer parks program for special needs children. Bill began to bring her lunch each day and by end of the summer he proposed. They married on August 25, 1962 and together attended Stephen F. Austin University. Two years later, Karen...