Karen Kaye Brockway

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Karen Kaye Rogers Brockway passed away unexpectedly on July 12, 2019 in North Little Rock, Ark. Karen was born on August 12, 1950 in Little Rock, Ark. to Dennis Parnell Rogers, Sr. and Beth Mathis Rogers. Karen was a beautiful and graceful lady. She will always be remembered for her intelligence, strength, bravery and loving nature who lit up a room with her presence and smile. She strived for perfection and was a role model for so many including her nieces and nephews. Karen had a successful career as an executive in several engineering firms in Dallas, Texas and Champaign, IL before retiring to North Little Rock, Ark. Karen was a faithful believer in Jesus and a long-time member of the Assembly of God. She will be forever loved and missed by all who knew her. She was met in Heaven by her beloved daughter (Brooke), grandson (Dillon), brother (Dennis Paul Rogers), mother (Beth Mathis Rogers), and father (Dennis Parnell Rogers Sr.) and her beloved goldendoodle, Jackson. She is survived by her true love and husband, Donald Brockway, step-daughter, Alyssa Brockway of Cabot, Ark.; nieces, Kelly Rogers Reinhart (Kerry), Seymour, Ind., Angie Rogers Engle of Seymour, Ind.; nephew, Dennis Paul Rogers (Kristi) of Catlin, Ill.; great-nieces, Chelsey Engle Davis (Wes) of New Albany, Ind., Aubri Engle of Seymour, IN; great nephews Josh Holycross of Indianapolis, Ind., Dawson Rogers of Catlin, Ill. Other survivors include sisters-in-law, Fran Brockway of San Antonio, Texas, Lee Brockway McCloud (Steve) of Temple City, Calif.; brothers-in-law, Henry Brockway of Little Rock, Ark., James Brockway (Karen) of Beebe, Ark.; nieces, Kristi Miles (Greg) of Aviston, Ill., Kelsie Brockway of Marion, Ark.; nephews, Robert Brockway of Cave City, Ark., Clint Brockway of Little Rock, Ark., Jordan Brockway of Temple, Texas and great-nephew, Bentley Brockway of Cave City, Ark. She is also survived by her life-long best friend/sister by choice, Sheri Venable of North Little Rock, Ark., The Tuesday Lunch Bunch and many other friends. This is not good-bye, it is until we meet again in Heaven. A Visitation will be held from 1 pm to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17th at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Rd., North Little Rock, Ark. A Life Celebration Service honoring Karen will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be mailed to the AR Neuroscience Institute in memory of Karen Brockway: CHI St. Vincent Foundation, AR Neuroscience Institute, 2 St. Vincent Dr., Little Rock, Ark. 72205. Please share your memories of Karen with her family online at

Published July 16, 2019

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