Karina Nobel Gardner Rheaume passed away at the age of 38 in West Newbury, Vermont on
May 3rd, 2021. She was born April 1, 1983.
Above all else Karina was a loving and devoted mother, daughter, sister and friend. Her warmth
and compassion touched every person she met, and her kindness was an example and
inspiration to so many.
Karina grew up in Newbury VT. She attended Newbury Elementary then Oxbow High School,
where she met and made many lifelong friends. Karina married her highschool sweetheart and
the couple moved to Spokane, WA. Over the following years Karina and her then-husband had
four wonderful children; Mason, Josh, Elliot and Alex. Nothing brought Karina more joy than
being a mother to these four boys. Karina was a professional caregiver and she was dedicated
and loving in her work. She always took the time in work and in life to make every person she
met feel special and loved.
Karina’s friends and family remember her as a wise, compassionate and thoughtful woman who
always sought to grow and build up those around her. Karina loved most to dote on her
children; she also loved to travel, read, spend time with family and friends and celebrate the
natural beauty of her native Vermont. She loved to laugh and had an unforgettable smile that
Karina leaves behind her children Mason Rheaume, Joshua Rheaume, Elliot Rheaume and
Alex Rheaume; her mother Phyllis Nemhauser, her sister Emilie Spragg and husband Rayon
Spragg, her brother James Perry III and partner Kristin Meeks, her sister Layla Perry Burgland;
her niece Montana Kuhlman and nephew Aidyn Berglund; her partner Troy Brock; her
grandmother Vida Perry; a large extended family as well and countless close friends from far
Calling hours with an open casket viewing will be open to the public at Hales Funeral Home in
Bradford, VT from 5-7 pm on Wednesday May 12th. A larger, outdoor Celebration of Life will be
held on Memorial Field in Bradford, VT on Saturday, May 15 from 1-3pm. Vermont COVID
precautions require all attendees to wear face masks. Cards and memories can be sent to PO
Box 623 Bradford, VT 05033. In lieu of flowers, a gofundme campaign has been created.
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