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Karen Binford Keedy

Obituary for Karen Binford Keedy

October 27, 1946 - September 16, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 71

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. Leonardo Da Vinci


Born in Indiana to Harold Lee Binford and Betty A. Goff Binford, Karen died September 16, 2018, at the age of 71, after several courageous months of illness. Karen was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Don Alan Binford.

Karen grew up on the Binford Farm outside of Crawfordsville, Indiana. She was actively involved in the day-to-day workings of the farm and 4-H. While her true love was her horse, Lady, she was crowned the Jersey Queen many times over. She graduated from Linden High School in Indiana, after which she received a Bachelor of Science from Indiana State University, where she was a Delta Gamma and Blue Beret. Her focus on textiles and fashion merchandising honed her design and needlework skills. Several of her pieces were featured in local runway shows and published in the local paper, often with Karen stunningly modeling them herself.

In a move that combined her love of fashion and aviation, Karen became a flight attendant with United Airlines in December 1969. She rocked the bright hues of the designer "stewardess" uniforms through the 1970s and continued traveling the world until her 2010 retirement, completing a 42-year long career. Karen leaves a legacy of beauty and fierce independence.

She is survived by close friends and flying partners, and by a legion of family, namely: only daughter, Griffin Denay Keedy and her father, Pete Keedy; siblings, Linda Ellen Binford, Dale Wayne Binford and his wife, Jenny, Carl Ray Binford and his wife, Sharon; and many beloved nieces and nephews, namely Elizabeth Keedy Bartolomei and John Keedy.

Private remembrances were held in San Antonio and will be held at the Binford Farm in Indiana at a later date.

Services Will Be Private

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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