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#1 OFFLINE   mac

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 08:09 AM

I read about her passing on Fred Langa's blog this morning.She of Karen's Power Tools fame and a writer for Windows Magazine, passed away Tuesday, April 12th. I subscribed to her Power Tools Newsletter, and the last one I received was in March of last year, and I knew she was having health problems. She had a way of writing as though she was addressing you personally. Karen S. Kenworthy Obit. :hysterical:
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:18 AM

RIP Karen! One of the group from the old WinMag days... sorry to hear about her passing.Hopefully her family will keep her Karen's PowerTools site up.She has some great tools that worked very well. And they all are compatible with Windows 7 as well as previous versions of Windows.
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:00 AM

Speaking of WinMag ... here's an article by Karen Kenworthy about WinMag's demise:

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Winmag.comA lot of people have written and expressed sadness over the passing of Winmag.com. It's true, the site is closing, and all but a handful of employees have been laid off. While I was never an employee of Winmag.com or its predecessor (Windows Magazine), I did contribute to both publications continuously for nine years. It was a big part of my life, and I miss it. Apparently many of you do too.
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:05 AM

Sad to hear.  I used her tools also.
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:13 AM

Here's the link to Fred Langa's Posterous posting about Karen's passing:RIP Karen Kenworthy:

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Karen Kenworthy wrote a very popular column for Windows Magazine, when I was there. She was as good a programmer (I still use some of her "Karenware" software today) as she was a wordsmith (her readers loved her stuff). I have none but positive memories of working with Karen.
Fred received an email from Karen's brother.
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:17 AM

There's also a topic in WindowsSecrets Lounge about it too:What happened to Karen Kenworthy?
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:22 AM

Very sad. Karen was an institution. I worked with her at Windows Magazine and we all loved her. She will be missed!-- Scot
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:01 AM

Sad to hear. I always read her columns in Windows Mag and used many of her unique utilities over the years. RIP.
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 12:41 PM

RIP Karen. I read her articles at WinMag and all of our windows computers here have at least one of her programs on them.
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 02:31 PM

Was she ill? Did she have cancer?  I didn't use any of her utilities but I know her tools were popular.  RIP Karen.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 04:04 PM

I always enjoyed reading Karen's articles and using her programs. She will be missed.
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 04:35 PM

WOW! I remember Karen. This is very sad. 59 years old is waaaay too young to be dying. :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 08:35 AM

RIP, Karen. Your tools were very useful in my old Windows days and your newsletter was often a source of feelgood and inspiration.
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 01:59 AM

wow.very sad indeed.to this day, i use many karenware tools.may she rest in peace.my condolences to her family and close friends.
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:31 PM

e-mail to newsletter subscribers:

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Dear Friends, I suspect that many of you have noticed that the last issue of Karenİs Power Tools Newsletter was dated March 17, 2010, and you may have been anxiously awaiting another. It is with great sadness that I write to tell you of Karenİs death on April 12, 2011, after a long struggle with several debilitations, including diabetes. I know that Karen touched many of you with her kindness, wit, creativity and encouragement. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend. And she was a pretty darned good programmer, too. We are deeply grieving her loss. For now, Karenİs server is still running, the programs she has written can still be downloaded, and donations can still be made through the website. We are also working to fill all CD orders that have been submitted or mailed. It is difficult to make business decisions while grieving. So, at this point, I cannot say what will be the future of KarenWare.com, except to say that we will certainly continue Karenİs commitment to safeguard your privacy as shown at the Privacy link of KarenWare.com. Many of you have already written many kinds words of condolence and comfort. Please know that we greatly appreciate you. If you care to make a contribution in her honor, she was a long-time supporter of The Dohnavur Fellowship, a special childrenİs ministry in southern India. You can learn more about them at www.DohnavurFellowship.org. All we ask is that you remember her whenever you take the case off of your computer, contemplate removing entries from your Windows Registry, listen to Bob Wills or Riders in the Sky, or wave and say İHi!İ to anyone on the İnet. May God richly bless you, as He has all those who knew Karen. Bill Kenworthy Karenİs brother

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:06 AM

Rest in peace, Ms. Kenworthy.
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:22 PM

very sad she was a very nice person and i like many others will miss her   :w00t:

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:51 PM

thanks for posting that, corrine.(tears well up.)
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