Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Karen Sue Hale

On Sept. 7, 2010, Karen Sue Hale, dancer, singer, entertainer, paralegal, gardener and lover of nature, lost her battle with cancer. She was 59. Karen moved to Ketchum in 1976 from Las Vegas, where she had been a professional dancer at the Dunes.

In 1984 she became a member of the Fabulous Vuarnettes as "Lola Motorola." For nearly 15 years she rocked the stage with her sister 'Nettes at Creekside, the Saloon at Elkhorn, Whiskey Jacques', the Roosevelt and countless private and corporate parties around the country. Her brilliant renditions of "Stand On Your Man," "Shake a Tailfeather," "Shout" and many Motown classics will always be legendary and unparalleled in the Wood River Valley.

"Lola Motorola," we will never forget the fantastic times we had onstage and off, always being best girlfriends.

Love forever, your Vuarnette sisters: Cheetah Velveetah, Kitty Litter and Fern Fein d'Buck.

Karen is survived by her husband, Paul Hale, "musician extraordinaire," and step-children Erinn and Nathan.

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