Karen Kiese Dabney

July 11, 1951January 13, 2012

On January 13, 2012 of Alexandria, Virginia. Karen Kiese Dabney, beloved wife of Thomas C. Dabney, loving mother of Maggie and Steven, beloved daughter of Evelyn C. Kiese and her sisters Constance Hottman (David) and Carol Kiese, of Denver, CO, daughter-in-law of Sara C. Dabney of Roanoke, VA, and devoted sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend to many dear to her. Born July 11,1950, in New Orleans, LA, Karen graduated from Isidore Newman School, Emory University, Georgia State University and the University of Baltimore School of Law. Her marriage to Owen Silvey ended in divorce yet an enduring friendship. She was a vice president of hospital adminstration at Mercy Hospital and Mary General Hospital and a public securities administrator at Alex. Brown & Sons, in Baltimore, MD, and a securities lawyer at the Division of Corporate Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. She and Tom married in Alexandria, VA on September 17, 1989, and celebrated a shared life of love, friendship, parenthood, and mutual affection. She is deeply missed. Memorial contributioins may be made at


  • Memorial Service Friday, January 20, 2012

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Carol Kiese

January 13, 2017

Miss you forever.

January 13, 2016

I miss you so much. Now more than ever.
Nothing has been the same since you left.

Your sister.

Renée Ceppitelli

January 26, 2012

Karen was such a kind and gentle person and a terrific friend. I will miss her a lot

Steven Summer

January 22, 2012

Karen and I met in the early 70's in Baltimore when we both were young and just starting our caeers in health care. She ultimately pursued a different caeer path but we still remained friends when she went to the SEC. Karen added energy to a room was her passing leaves a huge void for her friends, and I am certain for her family.

Steven Summer
Englewood, Colorado

Val and Dottie Hawkins

January 20, 2012

Val and I send our heart felt condolences to Tom, Maggie, and Steven.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Val and Dottie Hawkins, Alexandria, Va.

January 20, 2012

I will remember Karen as a great friend and co-worker. She was caring, vivacious and engaging My thoughts are with her family.We will all miss her terribly

Peter J. Schenk, Jr

January 20, 2012

Karen's love , strength and honesty beamed like a light house for everyone she came in contact with. She will be with all of us forever, with her impish smile and wise eyes. The garden will burst into spring bloom soon with things she chose last year, looking forward as she always did, eager for whatever came next. She will see her peach colored daffodils. She will be one with them in a very special way. Party on, girl!

January 18, 2012

Karen was a dear friend of my son, jeff, and our family got to know her and love her warm friendship. My husband and I send sincere condolences to her family.

Abe and Jo Ellyn Kupperman from new orleans

Yvonne Burt

January 17, 2012

With wonderful memories of a treasured friendship that took us from the SEC to Bermuda, Paris, Rome, London, Taormina & Castle Molo in Sicily, you and your smiling face will always remain an important part of my life and heart. My heartfelt condolences to Tom, Maggie, Stephen and everyone in your family and wide, wide world of friends. With love, PY

Paula Levinson

January 17, 2012

I am truly sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Karen and am glad our lives paths crossed. She inspired me every time I worked with her and always gave good advice as well as a great red soup recipe. I will think of her every time I make it.