Karen Anne Rouse, 51, of Brandon


BRANDON — In the early morning hours of Sept. 1, 2019, Karen Anne Rouse, daughter of Richard and Lucy Rouse went to be another of Gods Angels.

She was such a gentle soul, loved people and the whole world around her. She loved the simple things in life, and her family was very dear to her. She was an L.N.A. for over 13 years. She drove a school bus for more than 20 years. She graduated from Johnson State College, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree and was working on her Master’s Degree in Special Education.

Most recently she was a para educator at Middlebury Union Middle School. She graduated from Middlebury Union High School, class of 1986.

She leaves behind her parents of Brandon; four daughters, Mandie Rouse and her partner Frank Black, Mackenzie and Madisyn Rouse and Marcie Whittemore; and her brother John Rouse and his wife Carolyn and their children  Ashley and Kyle.

A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Maurice Moreau, pastor, will be the celebrant. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place, at a later date, in the family lot, at East Middlebury Cemetery.

Following the ceremony, the family will receive friends, at Brandon American Legion, for a time of fellowship and remembrance.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory for the benefit of her daughters; Madisyn and Mackenzie Rouse; c/o Wendy Bizzarro, Heritage Family Credit Union, 2 Seminary Street, Brandon, Vermont 05733.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.◊


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