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Karen Anne Coates, age 58, of Fort Worth, previously of Weatherford, died Friday, February 1, 2013 in Fort Worth. Karen was born March 15, 1954 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was a dedicated Lockheed employee, she loved her job and the people she worked with and was proud of her work on the F-22. Karen was a passionate Texas Ranger fan and enjoyed watching the games with her boys and grandchildren. She loved cheering on her boys through the years at countless sporting events and was happiest when spending time with her kids and grandkids. She selflessly volunteered at Harris Hospital ER for several years and was a member of Central Christian Church in Weatherford. Karen is preceded in death by her parents, William Z. and Melva Anne Swisher and husband Grady Coates, Jr.
She is survived by her sons, Grant Coates of Fort Worth, Keith Coates of Dallas, grandchildren, Owen and Isabel Coates, daughter in law, Sabrina Coates of Weatherford, brothers, Greg Swisher and wife Sharon of Bartlesville, Ok, Allen Swisher and wife Mary Beth of Titasville, NJ, Swisher nieces and nephews, Brendon Swisher, Forrest Swisher, Allen Swisher Jr. and Kelsi Mack, Coates, nieces and nephews, Rob Wilson, Steven Coates, Zane Coates, Jari Peltier, Donzi Boyett, and Caitlin Gavin, Coates in laws, Jaron and Sherry Wilson, Karen Sue Coates, John and Patty Coates, numerous grand nieces and nephews.