Kara R. Paxton

!OBIT Paxton, Kara croppedAug. 9, 1974 – July 17, 2013

A celebration of the life of Kara Rachelle Paxton will be held Friday, July 26 at 9 a.m. at Riverton High School. Kara, 38, died July 17 after an inspiring and courageous battle with brain cancer.

She was born Aug. 9, 1974, the daughter of Jerry and Rosalie Clemetson of Shoshoni. She attended Shoshoni High School where she was an honor student and standout athlete in volleyball, basketball and track. She graduated in 1992 and received a scholarship to play volleyball and basketball at Sheridan College.

Kara married Curt Paxton June 11, 1994. The couple started their family in Thermopolis and four years later moved to Riverton.

Kara enjoyed playing volleyball with “the girls,” Zumba and scrapbooking. She also enjoyed her role as “team mom” with her three boys. She cherished every moment and never missed any of her boy’s activities.

Kara was a beautiful, unconditional loving Christian woman who devoted her life to faith, family, friends and community. Her courageous battle with cancer and her testimony of faith had a positive impact on thousands of lives.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, James Heggen, and her paternal grandparents, Myrtle and Eddie Clemetson.

She is survived by her husband Curt and three sons, Easton, Treyton and Parker, all of Riverton; her parents, Jerry and Rosalie Clemetson; her grandmother, Estelle Heggen; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Cory and Kim Clemetson and Brian and Renee Clemetson; two aunts and seven nieces and nephews.

Inurnment of the ashes will be at Mountain View Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials, may be made to Help for Health Hospice.