Karri Darlene Wagner


Karri Darlene Wagner died Sept. 23, 2005, in Grand Junction. She was 37.

Wagner was born Jan. 9, 1968, in Glenwood Springs, to Bill and Marylou Wisdom.

Wagner was raised in Craig and graduated from Moffat County High School. She attended Mesa State College and then art school in Phoenix, Ariz. She was a very talented artist. She worked as an artist designing logos and created the logo for the desert storm ball caps and several Arizona golf courses.

In 1989, she married Richard Greene and to this union was born her children, Casey and Rachel Greene. She moved back to Craig where she worked as a police officer for the Craig Police Department. She was also well known in Craig for her artwork, designing the Welcome to Craig banners that adorn the Craig lamp posts and the Craig Police Department shoulder patch. In 2001, Wagner moved to Grand Junction to obtain her teaching certificate and was working as an art teacher at Cornerstone Christian School before her illness kept her at home. On Oct. 9, 2004, she married the love of her life, Corey Wagner.

Wagner is survived by her husband, Corey; son, Casey Greene; daughter, Rachel Greene; parents Bill and Marylou Wisdom; sister, Lori (Jason) Plantiko; grandmother, Darlene Wisdom; mother and father-in-law, Richard and Marsha Wagner; and various nieces, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

A funeral service was held Sept. 27, 2005 at Craig Assembly of God Church.

"With You Now" was performed by Jason Haskell, the eulogy was given by Pastor David Ross, and a photo presentation was given. Words from a friend were given by Tammy Seela, and "I Can Only Imagine" was performed by Jason Haskell.

Pallbearers were the Craig Police Department, Captain Jerry DeLong, Sergeant Brian Soper, Sergeant William Leonard, Sergeant Larry Mullen, Sergeant Marvin Cameron, and Corporal Bryan Gonzales.

Interment was at Craig Cemetery.

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