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In Memoriam

"On the night of January 15, 1994, Grand Canyon lost two dedicated friends

and the river community lost two stalwart boatmen. Tim and Karen (Byerley)

Kazan were driving home to Page when a motorist struck them in a tragic

collision they would not survive."   This memorial to Karen - as one of the

many pioneering river women - stands across from the Marble Canyon

Lodge,with the Echo Cliffs as a dramatic backdrop.

 

 http://www.gcrg.org/bqr/7-2/tim-karen.htm

 

 

 Below is a link to a beautiful bit of writing by river runner Connor Savers for

the publication Grand Canyon River Guides.  When you find a moment - you

may find her descriptions of the natural world to be breath taking and inspiring.

There is a photo of Karen Kazan maneuvering her raft through Crystal

Rapids, and a loving description of who she was, and what the world lost.

 

http://www.wisdomuniversity.org/Documents/ConnorArticle.pdf

 

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In Memoriam

"On the night of January 15, 1994, Grand Canyon lost two dedicated friends

and the river community lost two stalwart boatmen. Tim and Karen (Byerley)

Kazan were driving home to Page when a motorist struck them in a tragic

collision they would not survive."   This memorial to Karen - as one of the

many pioneering river women - stands across from the Marble Canyon

Lodge,with the Echo Cliffs as a dramatic backdrop.

 

 http://www.gcrg.org/bqr/7-2/tim-karen.htm

 

 

 Below is a link to a beautiful bit of writing by river runner Connor Savers for

the publication Grand Canyon River Guides.  When you find a moment - you

may find her descriptions of the natural world to be breath taking and inspiring.

There is a photo of Karen Kazan maneuvering her raft through Crystal

Rapids, and a loving description of who she was, and what the world lost.

 

http://www.wisdomuniversity.org/Documents/ConnorArticle.pdf

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 20b.jpg

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 11b.jpg

 

comments (20)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 15 Dec 2017, 00:03
Quelle jolie sculpture !
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is, Martine! I like the way the artist depicted her, so comfortable in her boat!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Dec 2017, 03:33
Very interesting local history, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is, Ray - Thank you!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 15 Dec 2017, 03:52
Gorgeous warmth and color captured in this shot of the sculpture! A great tribute to Karen. A true loss.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Steven! I thought the tribute very fitting.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Dec 2017, 04:39
Very powerful and I will read it over the weekend.
Great memorial and indeed quite the backdrop too. Thank you, Elizabeth for sharing this story.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is, Astrid - I hope you'll enjoy the read, I think it's really beautifully done.
The memorial seems perfect to me! You're welcome, Astrid, and thank you!
Oh my, Elizabeth. What a loving tribute to clearly an amazing woman. Thank you, indeed, for sharing the love.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it wonderful, Ginnie! You're welcome, and thank you for your interest!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 15 Dec 2017, 06:35
A fine tribute isn't it
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is - very well done, I think!
Bonjour Elisabeth
Un hommage magnifique avec cette belle sculpture
Merci pour les liens
Bonne journée
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Hello Claudine!
It is, isn't it - I love it!
I'm glad you saw the links - it's very special!
Thank you!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Dec 2017, 06:52
That's sad to hear. The monument looks quite incongruous against the desert and the cliffs beyond. Its good that she has been remembered in this way.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is very sad, a life cut short - way too soon.
I know what you mean about the incongruity... but the Colorado River does lie between the memorial and the cliffs! smile
I like the way the water is solid, almost alive...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is very well done, isn't it!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 15 Dec 2017, 07:38
She lost so much more than her life, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: And all too soon.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 15 Dec 2017, 07:50
A terrible tragedy Elizabeth. I like the memorial and also the hot sun on the distant hills.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Truly. The memorial is very well done. The sun shining on the Echo cliffs just made a perfect backdrop, I thought.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Dec 2017, 08:02
Some people, eh? They will never be rich and star famous and probably will struggle during their retirement years - but man, what a life they had.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: So true, Louis - seems like she made the most of every moment!
A very sell modelled sculpture, the water is very well done. What a sad tale.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is nicely done, Brian. She certainly lived a full life in her short time.
I love how the sculptor has made the waves. Beautiful with the sandstome base and background.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I really like the water, too. It is just a lovely thing.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Dec 2017, 15:38
Such a sad story, but beautifully commemorated.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: A beautiful life, cut short. The memorial is perfect, I think.
Thanks for reminding me what heat looks like...:-( This was a nice memorial, glad we found it.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Awe babe.... not long now... hang in there My Love!
A life so tragically cut short but a fine memorial
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed, Bill
A life so tragically cut short but a fine memorial
i love the sculpture of the Native rowing on the desert Elizabeth...
this is a beautiful memorial to Karen and Tim...
i followed the links but did not read all of Karen's story... but i loved the photos....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is a perfect memorial, I think.
Thanks for following the links - I love the photo of her from the back, navigating Crystal Rapid!
nice shot, good

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