Karen Ann Vose

November 12, 1947 - September 23, 2016
Karen Ann Vose

Karen Anna Vose, affectionately known as “Grammy Carrots” passed away peacefully in her home, under the loving care of her daughters, on Friday Sept. 23, 2016.

Born in Putnam Ct, she most recently resided in Hampstead NC.  She retired as an Executive Secretary.  She is co-founder of Hot Mess Studios, sharing her love of art, pottery and beauty with those around her.  Grammy Carrots enjoyed reading stories to the children with her dog Sebastian, she also loved to visit the local schools, watching the children have fun painting and being creative was one of her greatest joys.  She was blessed with 2 beautiful daughters, Alison Dumas Connors and Andrea Dumas Jacquot and their 7 children, Tyler, Tanner, Madi, Nate, Meadow, Raymond & Adrienne.

She was surrounded by her grandchildren and family every single day, never once did she face her battle with cancer alone, she was courageous, strong and truly an inspiration to all those who met her.  She is also survived by her brother Nelson Vose and wife Barbara, nieces, nephews and long time life partner and friend, Richard Dumas.

A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday Sept 29, 6-8pm, Hot Mess Studios, 6005 Oleander Dr. Wilmington NC 28403.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Hampstead Chapel, 16076 US-17 Hampstead, NC 28443


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  • September 26, 2016
    Rebecca Taylor says:
    Karen and I once shared a lot of laughter and a lot of pain. Unfortunately we grew apart. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. RIP Karen. My thoughts to her family.

  • September 26, 2016
    The Wynant Family says:
    We are sorry for your loss. Grammy Carrots meant so much to Aiden & Lucy. this is a beautiful tribute to your mother. She is always with you.

  • September 26, 2016
    Mike Guile says:
    Alison and Andrea, I'm so sorry to hear about Karen. We had a lot of good times at Thanksgiving and Christmas when we were kids. She will be truly missed.

  • September 26, 2016
    Linda Sheldon lit a candle:
    Lit since September 26, 2016 at 9:49:05 PM

  • September 27, 2016
    Maxine Mann says:
    Nelson and Barbara, so very sorry for your loss.