Catherine “Karen” Quant Sutton passed away at her home on January 9, 2014. Karen was a lifelong Virginia resident who grew up in Alexandria, attended Fort Hunt High School, Randolph-Macon Women’s College and James Madison University, where she earned a MA in Library Science. All who knew her, especially her loving family, her friends, and her colleagues at Osbourn High School truly enjoyed every moment of time spent with her. Karen enjoyed reading, traveling, family reunions, concerts, and jigsaw puzzles. While she did many amazing things in her life, her favorite thing was spending time with her family, especially her five grandchildren.
Karen is survived by her husband of forty years, Lawrence Sutton; daughter, Jennifer Sutton and husband, Alan Trunkey of Suquamish, WA, daughter, Amy Sutton-Graham and husband, Christopher Graham of Springfield VA, son, Lawrence Sutton, III and wife, Katie Sutton of Carrolton TX and daughter, Katie Sutton and Larry Ayala of Woodbridge, VA; and five grandchildren, Sophia Sutton-Ayala, Greta and Patrick Trunkey, Charlotte and Andrew Graham. She is also survived by seven siblings, Susan Willetts and family, Gretchen Quant, Lauren Stickles and family, Sharon Slater and family, Larry Quant and family, David Quant and family, and Michael Quant and family. A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday, January 13 at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Boulevard, Dale City, VA from 4 to 8 p.m. A 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, January 14 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mount Vernon Highway, Alexandria, VA.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Kids Need to Read (kidsneedtoread.org).