Karen Ramona Johnson Foley, 84, passed away at a health care facility in Swansea, Massachusetts on May 21 with a good friend beside her. She was born on March 14, 1934 in Pierre, South Dakota, to Christine “Dot” Laplant Camic and Sydney Johnson.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents; brother Tyrone; past husband Harry Foley; infant granddaughter LuAnn; son-in-law Stoven Flynn; sparring partner Charles Crowley; and her little dog Chickie. She is survived by her daughter Brenda Foley Flynn of Ripley, Maine; son Calvin Foley of Eastport, Maine and his partner Jeanne Giroux of Blue Hill, Maine; grandson Richard Quinn of Bangor, Maine; sister Juanita Zephier and husband Craig of Eagle Butte, South Dakota; brother Stanley Camic of Perth Andover, New Jersey; and his daughter Karen Richmond and son Stanley Allen Camic of St. Augustine, Florida. There are many other nieces and nephews whom she loves. Also, there are half brothers and sisters that she didn’t get to know.
Karen worked at local canneries in Eastport. It was said by the men that she could outwork any of them. She had a strong personality and was loved by all that knew her. She was a very proud Cheyenne Sioux Native American, and her native name was Wind in Weeds. She did everything on her terms. She had deep faith in her religion and is now with her Creator without pain and in peace.
A service will be held at a later date.