|Birth: ||May 23, 1972|
|Death: ||May 3, 1999|
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Kara was born in Oklahoma City. She attended El Reno Public Schools and graduated in 1990. She received a scholarship and attended Redlands College in El Reno. She was employed at Beachler's Grocery store while in school She later worked for Communication Federal Credit Union as a branch manager. She then worked for FAA Credit Union as a loan officer. She worked for First Capital Corporation as a collection officer.
Kara had one child, Jordan Ray Wiese in 1992. She was a very devoted mother and enjoyed her time with her son. She enjoyed his sports activities and was very proud of him and his accomplishments. He was six years old at the time of his mother's death.
She had bought a home in Moore Oklahoma. She was living in Moore when she met Tony Patton. She married Tony and they moved to Bridgecreek. The marriage ended in 1997. Although Kara had been very responsible financially, the marriage left her deeply in debt. She was able to overcome this and get her life back in order.
She was enjoying her life, taking care of Jordan, working at First Capital, dating a good man, and working at making her home at Bridgecreek a beautiful place. She collected unicorns and enjoyed growing things. She especially liked African violets. Purple was her favorite color.
On May 3, 1999, Oklahoma experienced tornadoes in record number and record strength. Kara's home was hit by the tornado and she died as a result of injuries in the tornado. Jordan survived with surprisingly few injuries, was hospitalized overnight and discharged. He likely survived as a result of her efforts to keep him safe.
My family was searching for Kara. I was at the hospital with Jordan calling all the hospitals to see if she was at one of them. On May 4, my sister called me and told me Kara was at the hospital that Jordan was in. That was a misunderstanding when someone had said the "mother" was at the hospital. After Jordan was discharged he wanted to go look for his Moma which we did. Some members of the National Guard saw him searching and they helped. On May 5, I was told there was no one at the Medical Examiner's that matched Kara's description. I was hopeful until my son called and told me that the Medical Examiner wanted him to bring in the fingerprints that Kara had done as a child. It was on May 6 that we were notified that Kara had died.
Kara was an organ donor but with the circumstances of her death, her wishes were unable to be fulfilled.
A few days before, Kara had told us that she had started having dreams again about her cousin Rona who had died on May 3, 1992. They had been quite close to each other. We thought she was having the dreams because the May 3 date was coming close.
Nancy Mathis wrote the book Storm Warning about the May 3 tornado. She included Kara in this book. It is a extremely well researched book. She included several people who were in the May 3 tornado and includes a history of tornado reporting. She also discusses home construction needed to withstand the strength of a tornado. Reader's Digest published an excerpt from the book.
Kara was preceded in death by her grandfather, Otto Wiese, her cousin, Rona Ann Silva, her uncle, Raymond Harjo.
Kara is survived by her son, Jordan, her mother, Mary, her brother Dustin, her grandmother, Anna Wiese
her aunt Susan Dickens and her husband Howard Dickens. Her aunt Darlene Harjo Quiroz and her husband Armando. Her cousins Gina Harjo, Cincinnati Harjo, Alex Quiroz, Sherri Gregg and Jason Gregg, Kaeci Harjo, Kylie Harjo, Damion Harjo, Destiny Richards, Reva Silva.
Kara's death left an emptiness in her family. Her courage in life does provide reason to live faithfully with the memory.
(¯`v´¯) ....♥ Close to my Heart
You came to me in the spring, with its promises of hope and future, just a few pounds of sunshine and I held you close to my heart.
I couldn't keep that precious joy. The baby was lost but replaced with a busy, inquisitive child. I held your hand and held you close to my heart.
I held you, but still you escaped and became a teenager, full of dreams and plans. Life held promises and I held you close to my heart.
The teenager passed, and emerged as a young woman, with beautiful composure and unstoppable will, keeping the promises and fulfilling the dreams and I held you close to my heart.
Spring came again, with broken promises and stolen dreams, You were taken away in the wind, leaving me unable to hold you close to my heart.
I remember you with love and keep you in my heart, with faith you are reaping the promises and dreams of Paradise. One day, I will join you and once again hold you close to my heart.
I so much appreciate Dave W. sponsoring Kara's memorial.
We are connected, my child and I, by an invisible cord not seen by the eye. It's not like the cord that connected us 'till birth, this cord can't be seen by anyone on earth.
This cord does its work, right from the start, it bonds us together, attached at the heart. I know that its there though no one can see, the invisible cord, from my child to me. The strength of this cord, it's hard to describe. it can't be destroyed, it can't be denied. It's stronger than any cord, man could create, it withstands the tests, can hold any weight. And though you are gone, not here with me,
the cord is still there, but no one can see. It pulls at my heart, I am bruised....I am sore, but this cord is my lifeline, as never before. I am thankful that God connected this way, a mother and a child, death can't take it away!
By Terri Apostolakas
The following is an article from the Daily Oklahoman:
Kara Wiese loved to jazz up her surroundings.
"She was very big in planting flowers and landscaping," said her aunt, Darlene Quiroz. "African violets were her favorite. She had a knack with flowers and plants, and she had them inside and outside her house."
Wiese, 26, died in her Bridge Creek home. Her 6-year-old son, Jordan, suffered minor injuries.
A collector with First Capital Corp. of Oklahoma City, Wiese spent her spare time entertaining her son and gardening. She also loved horses, her aunt said.
"I used to have a horse named Silver, and she got him all the time. She was hoping to someday get some horses of her own."
In 1988, when she was 15, she baby-sat in El Reno for 4-year-old Levi Douglas Miller, who had asthma and couldn't go outside in the cold.
On a January day when a foot of snow began to melt, Levi wanted to play with it. So, Kara filled a bathtub with snow, and Levi had his first snowman - indoors.
Kara and Levi were featured in a story that moved on The Associated Press wire Jan. 12, 1988.
Kara was good with kids, Darlene said. "Her son was everything to her. She was that way with all babies. She loved them and tried to steal everyone else's from their arms anytime another was around."
Kara also focused her life on family events, Darlene said. "She was always there, and she was good about organizing family outings such as cookouts, dinners and trips to Red Rock and such."
May the angels lead you into paradise
Saint Josephs Cemetery
Created by: Mary Wiese
Record added: Mar 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25556599