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Karen Jean Standley

July 8, 1940 ~ November 3, 2018 (age 78)
Karen Hehn Standley passed from this life while surrounded by family at San Juan Regional Hospital on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the age of 78. She was born on July 8, 1940 in Long Beach, CA. Fondly called Sugar by her grandchildren, a nickname given to her as she always had a large supply of homemade sweets as well as candy on hand. Karen is survived by her husband of 62 years, Judge and Former Mayor of Farmington Bill Standley, children Tim Standley of Los Osos, Ca , Drew Standley and wife Joni of Bayfield, CO, Kurt Standley of Flora Vista, NM, Karen Standley of Flora Vista, NM, Sister Val Brown and husband Howard of Gardnerville, NV, Bill Hehn of Las Vegas, NV, Robin Hehn of Billings, MT, David and wife Noemi of Las Vegas, NV, Stever Hehn and wife Manu of Germany as well as ten Grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Karen was proud to be a Homemaker first but also worked as a Librarian, Teacher's Aide for special needs children and put in countless hours of volunteer time serving non-profit organizations in the community. Karen was a ferocious reader, loved painting and crafts as well as playing the piano. She is proceeded in death by her son Scott Harris Standley of Yuba City, CA, parents Bill and Mary Hehn of Stockton, CA, brothers Doug Hehn of Las Vegas, NV, Rich Hehn of Seattle, WA and daughter-in-law Aimee Standley of Farmington, NM. The family would like to first thank Doctor Ronald Bliss and his staff and Pinion Family Practice as well as the many caretakers at San Juan Regional Hospital, Farmington Life Care and first responders from Farmington Fire Department, Station 2 for their compassionate care of Karen during the long fought battle she mounted against her illness. Donations can be made in Karen's honor to the Farmington Public library. Services will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, November 10th at St. John's Episcopal Church, 312 N. Orchard in Farmington. Karen is in the care of Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St., in Farmington. (505)325-8688.
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