Karen Hald DeBoer

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Karen Hald
Karen Hald


Karen Hald


Karen Hald


Yes! Attending Reunion
Where do you live? Lincoln, NE USA
Spouse/Partner: Dean DeBoer
Children: Austin, born 1980, Senior Art Director, Baby Gap, NYC

Scott, born 1984, High School admin Lincoln More…East, Wife Molly, sons Miles, Landon, Rhett

Tyler, born 1987, Product Designer/Web Designer with HUDL, Lincoln, NE

Brooke, born 1989, Married to Trevor Boyd (USAF), lives in Lincoln, one son, one daughter.
Other webpages: www.karendeboer.com
Occupation: Voiceover recording artist

August, born 11-13-15
Miles, born 2-29-16
Landon, born 1-2-18
Joanna, born 7-17-19
Rhett, born 6-1-20

Fondest memory of high school:

Hello Dolly, mini choir, choir, band

State Music Clinic in Scottsbluff with Jannel Rap

Attending football and basketball games with pep club

Warm spring days with classroom windows open, then heading out the door to get in the car and have lunch with friends, usually consisted of donuts at Hinky Dinky:-)

Least favorite memory of high school:

Walking through the guy-lined halls each morning in order to get to my locker--yikes!

Walking home senior year in a blizzard after school was dismissed. Band members didn't hear the announcement up on the top floor, and we were the last ones to leave the building. (No one left to catch a ride with!) Upside of this: I can tell my grandchildren of the time I walked home in a blizzard, all uphill, of course!

What have you done as an adult that you told yourself you would never do when you were young?

I never thought I would tell my kids to "turn down the music!"

"Please pass the reading glasses."

Favorite quote(s):

Phil. 1:6: "And so I am sure that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it on until it is finished on the day of Christ Jesus."

"The reason people don't recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls and looking a lot like hard work." Thomas Edison

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln

What would we be surprised to know about you?

Won a car on the Price is Right and also appeared on Family Feud.

Sang backup vocals for Kenny Loggins when he was in Iowa for a concert.

My family was randomly selected to be Grand Marshals of the Disney World Parade during their 25th anniversary year.

What now occupies your spare time?

Travel, gardening, reading, cooking, grandkids

Favorite music (now or all-time)?

Love the music of the 70s--it's timeless and still the best there ever was. I've grown to appreciate some of those musicians and groups more now than I ever did at the time. Also, contemporary Christian music.

Favorite TV shows (now or all-time)?

Back in the day: Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Island, Leave it to Beaver, My Three Sons, Happy Days, Dallas

Now: All things HGTV, Most any kind of sports

Favorite movies (now or all-time)?

Sound of Music tops the list.

Other comments:

I've been married 43 years to my fab husband, Dean. I met him and the Lord at Campus Life camp after my freshman year of college, and my life was radically changed from that point on!

I love working from my home studio providing voiceovers for clients around the world, and am still working on-camera and singing as time allows.

Our four kids/their spouses and five grandkids are my greatest joy.

School Story:

Jill Peterson calling the office posing as my mom to say I was sick so we could skip school. I'm sure they believed it :-)

When was the last time you belly laughed? Why?

Yesterday--watching my 4-year-old grandson being a goof.

Name some famous or interesting people you've met?

Sang backup vocals with Kenny Loggins, met Bob Barker while appearing on the Price is Right and Richard Dawson while appearing on Family Feud, ran into Henry Fonda (and chatted) while dining at the Boar's Head in 1975.

Tell us about the best concert you attended. Band/Artist? Year? Venue? Special details?

Diana Ross--1980. Many great concerts, but she was unforgettable!

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