Karen Godwin passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019, in Lubbock. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 74 years at 2 pm on Sunday, August 25, 2019, followed by a visitation at Lake Ridge Chapel.
Karen was born on May 14, 1945, to Joseph and Annie Walker Williams in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Karen married Milton Godwin on June 3, 1967, at Western Hills Methodist Church in El Paso, Texas.
Survivors include her husband, Milton Godwin; daughters, Jennifer Godwin, Carrie Romo and husband, Cui; Anne Rubio and husband, Jason; grandchildren, Ashlee Blanchette and wife, Briellen; Sophia Romo, Aubrie Romo, and Delilah Rubio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph, and Annie Catherine Williams.
Karen Williams Godwin loved to travel and embraced life with a hunger for new and old friends alike. Strongly opinionated, yet graceful in her approach, her advice wasn’t always solicited, but she was always right, even when she was wrong. She loved her family, fiercely, and they loved her right back.
She was still referred to as Mrs. Godwin or Mrs. G by many of her former students. Her career as an English teacher spanned 32 years, and it was clear from her invitations to college graduations, weddings, and baby showers, that she touched the minds and hearts of thousands of students.
She loved her grandchildren. She LOVED her grandchildren. It cannot be said too many times. She would do anything for them. Before they were even born, she vowed to move anywhere in the world to help care for them the first years of their life, a promise she kept. And just as her love of travel around the world had won over Mutt, she looked forward to including her grandchildren in those adventures. Her family is forever grateful for the Disney Cruise; they were all able to take in June and the memories that were made. They are also so thankful for the bond Ashlee, Sophia, Aubrie, and Delilah share with their Bebe, as a result.
You were always welcome in her home and at her table. Nothing made her happier than sitting with her friends and family, laughing and drinking wine. Mutt and Karen shared 52 years of love and marriage. Their fingerprints are all over the world; London and Italy were among their favorite places to play. Their love is a beautiful dance to the roar of laughter from family and friends. Mutt will always refer to Karen as the love of his life.