Kara Hathcox

April 23, 1974April 23, 2013

Kara Hathcox, age 39, of Austin came full circle on Tuesday, April 23 after an epic struggle with breast cancer. She was born on April 23, 1974 in Garland, Tx to Karen Dale and Ronda Hathcox and had a brother and sister. She graduated from Sulpher Springs High School in 1992 and attended the University of Texas at Austin. Bound by love in 1998 to Keith Hilsabeck, they ebbed and flowed through the experiences of life for 15 years. Blessed with two children, Gregory Andrew and Miko Sol, who gave them direction, purpose and great joy. Kara was a pillar of strength and a force to be reckoned with. Loved by many, feared by few, respected by all. She will be missed. Kara is survived by her grandmother, Margie Dale Hathcox, father, Karen Dale Hathcox, mother, Ronda Drake, brother, Justin Hathcox, sister, Amanda Hathcox, husband Keith Hilsabeck, sons, Gregory and Miko, aunts and cousins. A casual gathering of family and friends will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM Friday May 3, 2013 at Cook/Walden Funeral Home located at 6100 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, Tx 78752. Kara loved bright colors, please honor her with your most festive attire. In leiu of flowers, Kara's family asks that memorial gifts be made in her honor to Austin Montessori School, Austin Hospice Christopher House, Friends of Deep Eddy, Save Our Springs Alliance, or the Sierra Club. Peace, Love, Happiness


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 3, 2013

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Pat Chezem Goen

May 22, 2013

I am saddened to hear of your loss of Kara. My heart goes out to you. She was so small when I knew her and it is wonderful to know what a wonderful young woman she became. May God bless you with a peace and comfort at this time only He can give.

Kari (Ball) Pavlatos

May 13, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Kara. I only knew her for a brief time in 9th grade at Sulphur Springs High School. She had a big heart and an even bigger smile. My condolences to her husband, young sons, her parents and the entire family. She will certainly be missed.

Angie Martin Faulks

May 7, 2013

I met Kara in the 3rd grade in Sulphur Springs and considered her a great friend from that minute on. She will be missed. Prayers for peace and comfort through this time.

May 5, 2013

Kara and I were good friends when we were young. I was always so excited to spend time with her because she made me laugh. I have very fond memories of her and her family. I am so sorry for your loss, I am praying for the whole family.
Julie Johnson Morgan ( Sulphur Springs, Tx)

Rosemary Ramsey

May 4, 2013

Keith,Chris and Caroline have kept me informed of Kara's illness.I am so sad for you and your children's loss. I am sorry I did not get the opportunity to know Kara--she sounds like a beautiful woman.
Love, Aunt Rosemary

Ronnie & Ann Wyatt

May 3, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

May 2, 2013

Kara was always a bright star in my day when she was in my classroom. The world and your family was blessed by her presence. My deepest sympathies to all of you. You are in my prayers, Sherry Cook (Sulphur Springs)

Chris Hilsabeck

May 1, 2013's with very heavy hearts that Lee Anne and I offer our condolences to you on your loss of Kara. We are thinking about you, Gregory and Miko and wish you much strength in the days ahead.

April 30, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are for the entire family.
Cheryl and Larry French, Dallas

Sharon Snow

April 30, 2013

I'll be wearing red on Friday morning for Kara. Don't think I ever met her but I know Elizabeth and all her friends loved her so much. I know she will be held in love by everyone who knew her.

Sharon Snow (Suggs mom)