She strove for excellence in everything she did.

Karen Gist Carr was a “people” person who embraced life. “She just made living a 24-hour vocation,” said the Rev. Leslie Brown, pastor of First Christian Church in Midwest City, where Carr attended. Carr, 32, was an advertising assistant for the Army recruiting office. In addition to her full-time job, she was an aerobics instructor at the Downtown YMCA and at Rose State College. She also was a member of the Mid-Del Toastmasters Club. Carr and her husband, Gregory Carr, had just celebrated their eighth anniversary eight days before she was killed in the explosion.

Field of Empty Chairs

Karen Gist Carr
Karen Gist Carr
Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
4th Floor
U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion

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