Karin Crosby

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Merit Memorial Funeral & Cremation Care
12801 N. Stemmons Freeway #803
Farmers Branch, Texas, United States

Obituary of Karin Crosby

Karin Denise Crosby arrived on December 4, 1963 and went home on December 24, 2020. She was the only child of Shirley Lou Cauble Crosby and the one she always called “her favorite Marine,” her father, John Bruce Crosby. Karin was born and raised in DFW and lived in many different communities in North Texas from as far west as Fort Worth to as far east as Garland. She was a member of the graduating class of 1982, star alto with the Duncanville High School Choir. She studied Radio/TV at Univ. of Texas, Arlington and she was fortunate to be the exception to the rule. Karin was able to work her entire work life in an industry that was her passion. She was able to do everything she wanted and had some great experiences and met a lot of lifelong friends along the way. Just a partial list of some of the places she worked…. KAFM/KAAM, KLTY, Radio Disney, The Eagle, Y100, KZPS, KSCS, MIX, KISS, Y95, and finally, iHeart Radio. She was also a friend to members of the band, The Outfield and stayed in touch with them throughout their career. When they toured the states in '98-'99, Karin worked to book shows and promotions for the band, booking radio & TV interviews. She even got to tour with them. She loved that more than anything. Oh, the stories she had. She was devastated in July 2014 when her buddy and guitarist of the band, John Spinks passed away with liver cancer. And when lead singer Tony Lewis died in October 2020, she couldn't believe it. Karin didn't have a lot but if she had it and you needed it, it was yours. She loved treating friends to concerts. She loved live concerts and saw more than you could count. Some of her favorite shows…. Cher, Aerosmith (so many times), Janet Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, so many 80's groups. She also loved Billy Crystal and Robin Williams. And Karin was a NASCAR fan and thought Dale Jr. was the best! When it was time to put her feet up, she would often head to the Florida panhandle beaches, Ft. Walton, Destin, Navarre and Pensacola. She loved her Mountain Dew and all her record albums. Karin had quite the collection. Ask her friends who would help her move! She was so strong willed which worked against her at times and sometimes, it’s what got her through the difficult times. Karin's sense of humor could cut you to the quick and more times than not having you laughing so hard you couldn't catch your breath. Even in hospice, she was joking with one of the nurses about her singing skills, nicknaming her “Beyoncé” and making everyone in the room laugh. Karin was always there for her friends with an encouraging word, or if you needed an emergency babysitter or just someone you could always count on for a big smile on a not so sunny day. Karin said she was not scared about going home and couldn't wait to see her folks again. And wondered what Christmas would look like in heaven? She was hoping to be greeted by her parents who she missed so much and was hoping for lots of free time to catch up on hugs and stories. Karin said she was also convinced heaven would have the best ever homemade cookies, fresh out of the oven anytime you wanted one. Karin was so thankful for the sweet messages of support, and texts, videos, flowers that everyone sent. It was becoming increasingly difficult for her to manage the keyboard on her cell phone, but she did see all of it and it made her smile. Thanks to all of her friends from nearly EVERY station in town for taking a moment to pray with her and share a virtual hug or two. She was keenly aware that we are just spirits having a human experience and looked forward to the day when she would be living in a body that no longer betrayed her. Karin is survived by her aunt, Norma Farris who did her best to fill in those “Mom shoes” when possible and who’s support was much appreciate by Karin especially during these last difficult months. She also had many cousins who were there for her. Karin said she wanted to be cremated and wanted her ashes to be divided and placed in 3 locations, with her Mom in Aquilla, Texas, with her Dad in Norwalk, Connecticut, and spread at Navarre Beach in Florida, which she said was one of her favorite spots on the planet. Norma and the family will honor Karin’s wishes soon. Godspeed, Karin. Here’s to God granting your final wish. Details on where her parents are buried….. Crosby, Shirley b. 1934 d. 1998 Vaughan Cemetery Vaughan Cemetery (also known as Bell Cemetery) is located about 12 miles west and south of Hillsboro, Texas. Directions to the cemetery: Take Highway 22 out of Hillsboro toward Whitney. In Peoria turn on FM 1947 and go 7 miles to FM 310 turn right about a mile on the right there is a sign for Vaughan Cemetery and you turn onto a dirt road HCR 2440 that takes you by the cemetery. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/120057773/john-bruce-crosby Karin said she wanted ashes spread outside of the Springhill Suites in Navarre Beach, Florida 8375 Gulf Blvd, Navarre, FL 32566 Phone: +1 844 631 0595
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