Karen Michelle White Dodd died peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, June 23, at Henrico Doctors Hospital, in Richmond, Va. Her death was a result of a sudden cardiac arrest she experienced on Tuesday, June 19 from an undiagnosed Cardiomyopathy. She was 46 years old.
Karen is survived by her children, Ayden and Hannah Dodd of Sumerduck, her parents, Alton and Ruth White of Bealeton and her sister Donna White of Morrisville. She was preceded in death by an infant brother Michael, her grandparents Howard and Fannie Ballenger of Upperville and George and Olive White of Bealeton, Va.
Karen was born in Culpeper, Va. on March 15, 1972 and lived in Bealeton until her graduation from Fauquier High School. During her college years at Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University she lived in Centerville, Va. Upon graduation she worked as a Registered Nurse at INOVA Fairfax in the Critical Care Unit.
Karen married John Dodd in 2001 and they lived in Baltimore, Maryland. During this time Karen worked on the heart and lung transplant units at John Hopkins and later at the University of Maryland. Karen and John moved to Sumerduck, Va. and Karen worked at Fauquier Hospital in the critical unit. Karen was an excellent critical care nurse and several of her patients became close friends.
Karen was living in Goochland Va. at the time of her death.
Karen loved her children and family and was looking forward to spending more time with them. Karen was creative, an excellent cook, she enjoyed traveling and yearly vacations with her family to the Outer Banks or Sunset Beach, NC. Karen had a great compassion and empathy for the elderly and was a great help to her father when both of his parents developed dementia.
Karen was deeply loved by her family and will be missed by all.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 30 from 1:30 pm to the time of a funeral service at 2:30 pm at Moser Funeral Home Warrenton, VA. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Bealeton, VA. Memorial contributions may be made in Karen's name to Remington Vol. Fire and Rescue, 200 E. Marshall St., Remington, VA 22734 or Fauquier SPCA, P.O. Box 733, Warrenton, VA 20188.