Karen Lynn Goldsmith

September 12, 1948December 25, 2019

Mrs. Karen Lynn (Greer) Goldsmith was born September 12, 1948 in Brownsville, Texas to parents James and Ruby (Tidwell) Greer and entered into rest on December 25, 2019 in Lihue, Hawaii at the age of 71. Karen was an honor student in Jr. High and in the top 10% in High School, then attended Beeville Jr. College. She married Vaughan Goldsmith in May of 1967 in Los Fresnos, Texas and that's when their great adventure began. They vacationed in summer in northern Michigan, enjoying lighthouse tours all along Michigan's Coast, spent the last seven or so years spending the Holidays in Hawaii (one of Karen's favorite places to be). Although The Dallas Cowboys were Karen's pro football team, they loved traveling to different places watching the Texas Longhorn baseball games where they were able to enjoy seeing the sights, soaking up the atmosphere and eating in restaurants in a less crowded way than following professional or college football games. Karen had a passion for reading and books of all kinds but especially fictional novels and cookbooks. She enjoyed watching HG-TV to get ideas on remodeling. Karen was a remarkable woman who will be missed tremendously by all who knew and loved her.

Karen was preceded in death by her; parents James and Ruby Greer, sisters; Lana Kay Yartz and Penelope Ann Greer.

She is survived by; her husband of over 52 years, Vaughan Goldsmith of Caddo Mills, TX, son Derek Douglas Goldsmith and spouse Kay of Arvada, CO, son Christopher Thomas Goldsmith of Caddo Mills, TX grandkids; Jennifer Schofield of Arvada, CO and Justin Dean of Denver, CO.


  • James and Ruby Greer, Parents (deceased)
  • Lana Kay Yartz and Penelope Ann Greer, Sisters (deceased)
  • Vaughan Goldsmith, Husband of over 52 years
  • Derek Douglas Goldsmith and Kay, Son and Spouse
  • Christopher Thomas Goldsmith, Son
  • Jennifer Schofield and Justin Dean, Grandchildren


  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 11, 2020


Karen Lynn Goldsmith

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January 6, 2020

I had the great pleasure of working with Karen and Vaughan while they lived in Fort Collins. Karen was so very Kind and Courteous. She had a great sense of humor and a wonderful smile. We shared many laughs together. She was a true blessing to this world and will be deeply missed.