Karen Rance Vague

November 26, 1952March 23, 2018

Karen Ann Vague, age 65 of Liberty Hill, Texas passed away peacefully after a long, heroic struggle with cancer.

Karen was born in Oklahoma, and was a child of a military family that moved often when she was young. She was the daughter of Joseph Jay Rance and Mary Ann Rance, who preceded her in death, along with her brother, Bobby Rance.

Married for 37 years, she is survived by her husband, Michael; her children, Thomas Joseph (TJ) Vague and his wife Melanie and Cailin (Vague) Soliz and her husband Brandon; two wonderful grandchildren, Avery Marie Vague and Kendall Grace Soliz; brothers, Joe and Michael Rance; and sisters, Diana (Rance) Gosnell and Linda (Rance) Adams.

She is doubtlessly remembered for her time at Dahlia's Café, where she was the bright, shining face that greeted her many friends. She always had a hug and an encouraging word for so many people for many years. Karen loved Liberty Hill and was active in the school system, but what she excelled at was being a great mom and a great gram-gram to her two grandchildren. She was so full of love and joy, and her children and grandchildren will always remember the positive support and love she gave unconditionally.

There were many angels that helped Karen during this last year, and their loving kindness was spoken of often. They made a difficult journey wonderful. Karen knew she was loved by many.

She treasured her time at the Andice Baptist Church in Andice, Texas and friends that she made there.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11 A.M. at the Andice Baptist Church and will be conducted by Pastor Derrick Norris.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Hospice Austin, who was so supportive to Karen and her family.

Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 7, 2018

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Jason Willett

April 7, 2018

What a wonderful woman. She treated us like we were her own children. Many fond memories of Karen. East Nashville on Ordway and instant tea bitters. My mom Sherry W. loved her so much. The original Thelma and Louise. So sorry to hear about the loss. We love you guys! Jason, Corey, and Shannon.

Venesa Montague

March 31, 2018

I am so blessed to have known Karen. Her infectious smile brightened the room when she came in! I was so happy when she retired and was able to come to our get togethers and go to lunch with the girls. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of her journey until the end. I will cherish all the memories and miss her so much.

Jennifer Sloan

March 30, 2018

I remember so fondly all the time we spent together at the Watson's... good friends, horses, and fun!

Rebecca Garza

March 30, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Vague family. Karen was such a sweet lady. She always had a smile and a hug for you even when she was dealing with her own problems.... I was so sad to hear of her passing but I know that she is singing with the angels now.! You will be missed Karen! You leave behind a great legacy for your family.,,, Rest In Peace my sweet friend...

Delmar Burkett

March 28, 2018

Like many others, Karen always made our visits to Dahlia special. We often talked about France where I found my Texas bride in 1959. When my cargo planes left Dreux Air Base, 90% of the time our first stop was an hour away at Chateauroux where she lived as a child. Our son was born at Dreux and when he went with us to Dahlia, the two of them liked to discuss their childhood connection to France. One of the really great nights of our lives was when after her retirement we went with Karen and Michael to dinner at Dahlia and she was treated as a hero by ALL the staff and we were too because we were with her.

Roxanna Chism

March 26, 2018

Karen worked with me as my Teacher's Aide when we were at LHJH. She was always smiling and loving, and loved to learn Texas History along with the kids. I always made sure we sat at her table at Dahlia's because my husband thought she was the best. I'll miss her smile, but I've been blessed to have known her. Prayers for her family!

Kristy Kercheville

March 26, 2018

Dearest Michael, TJ, Caitlin and family-

I was so saddened to hear of Karen’s passing- her big heart and smile will be missed by many. I always enjoyed visiting with her at school or Dahlia’s taking pride in supporting whatever TJ or Caitlin were involved in while asking how my family or myself were doing with her genuine caring nature. Her humor and tell like it is style would keep me smiling or laughing no matter the subject or place. She so loved her family and never prouder of her kids:). I pray that the memories you shared together will help comfort all of you thru this difficult time.
Please know I’m here if there is anything I can do- hugs to all!
Mrs. Kristy Kercheville

Faye Revels

March 26, 2018

Remembering with thoughts and prayers for the family. God Bless you all. The good Lord will guide each one of you through the trials and tribulations. Diana, I am so sad for you and the family.GOD BLESS YOU ALL