Karen de Kramer Markley

Profile Updated: June 13, 2024
Class of 1961
Currently residing In Temecula, CA USA
My Website & Facebook/Media facebook.com/karen.markley.77
Children, Grandchildren Andrea (Sanderson) Lanham 10/17/69 - 2 children - lives in Redwood City, CA. Grad Sonoma State BA More…in Acctg. - CPA - Works at Bertram Capital in Foster City

Traci (Sanderson) Nuernberger 10/6/68 - 2 children, 1 grandchild - lives in Napa, CA - works at Safeway

Lisa Markley 10/1/80 - unmarried - lives in Temecula - no children - grad CSUF BA Criminal Justice - (MBA/Network Communication) Keller Graduate School. Works at Cox Communications and part-time Enrolled Agent.

Anne Markley Warde 6/15/66 - step daughter -married to Tom Warde - live in Huntington Beach, CA - 2 children, 2 grandchildren. Grad CSLB BA in Public Relations. works at UCI School of Medicine. (deceased 6-20-2023)

Carrie Welsh -Grad CS San Marco, works at Mira Costa Junior College
Occupation Title Enrolled Agent, Professional Quilter/Art Quilter
SPHSAA Membership Status:

Paid through 2025

Occupation(s), Career Details

My vocation is tax accountant, my avocation is quilting. I have managed to blend the two quite nicely, but never enough time for the latter. In 2007, I purchased a long arm quilting machine. I quilt for others while I continue to design and pursue quilt art. Have spent my time since Covid taking Improvisational quilt classes at the Crow Barn in Baltimore, Ohio.

Other South Pasadena schools I also attended

Marengo Elementary
South Pasadena Junior High

Different places I have lived

San Francisco
Long Beach
Los Angeles
South Pasadena
Santa Ana
Trabuco Canyon
Portola Hills

Family history living in South Pasadena

my parents lived their until their deaths.

Family members who also went to SPHS

Brother - Peter de Kramer 1969 - lives in Petaluma, CA - 2 children, 2 grandchildren

Sister - Lisa de Kramer 1971 - lives in Cortez, CO -no children - raises horses, mortgage broker

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with are:

Vivian Van Haslen Aumond Capone 1961
Denis Petersen

School Memories

Grad night

Pastimes & Hobbies

I am an avid quilter, seamstress, doll maker and knitter - you name it, I've probably done it. I am a member of SAQA, an art quilt group and I have several goals in mind before it's over. I am Treasurer of an art quilt group called Quilts on the Wall that meets in Costa Mesa, CA

I love to garden. No gardener can please me. When I have time, my garden is amazing. When I don't, oh well.

I have a 1989 Jeep wrangler with lots of upgrades. I have driven most of the challenging trails in CA with the exception of the "hammers" . I like to jeep in Colorado and at Moab.

Lastly, I like to go to Glamis and drive on the sand with my Yamaha Banshee or my RZR - I have a motorhome that I drive and tow either the motorcycle trailer or the jeep.

Favorite Music, Songs, Bands

I like music that makes me want to dance or has nice words. I listen to the Pulse on Sirius XM.

Favorite Books, Magazines, Movies, TV, Websites, YouTubes, etc,

I have belonged to a book club in Coto since the early 80's. They force me to read quality literature and I am glad. (only 6 of us left, and only 2 still living in Coto).

I like to watch movies on Netflix. I rarely watch live TV - everything is recorded and I watch at my leisure.

I listen to talk radio in the car - my ipod in my office. I'm hooked on Audibles

[Date] What's happening in my life now

2024 - I live in paradise - I wake every morning to the sight of hot air balloons. I still drive my RV but don't ride the toys anymore. I started knitting again. I have a lot of room for visiting quilters and friends. Some days we just sew all day. I have 3 cats and a dog, and they are a lot of work.

My goal for 2024 is to finish all the class exercises from the Crow Barn. I just quilted my first one - probably 10-15 to go. Then I want to make new ones.

One last comment...

I live in the most conservative city in California - and I love it!

Karen's Latest Interactions

Jul 18, 2024 at 1:33 AM
Karen de Kramer Markley added a photo to her profile gallery.
Jun 13, 2024 at 1:59 PM
Jun 13, 2024 at 1:57 PM
Jul 18, 2023 at 1:33 AM
Jul 18, 2022 at 1:33 AM
Jul 18, 2021 at 1:33 AM
Jul 18, 2020 at 1:33 AM
Jul 18, 2019 at 1:33 AM
Jul 18, 2018 at 1:33 AM
Jul 18, 2017 at 1:33 AM
Jul 18, 2016 at 1:33 AM
Jul 18, 2015 at 1:34 AM
Karen de Kramer Markley changed her profile picture.
Nov 04, 2014 at 3:31 PM
Karen de Kramer Markley added a photo to her profile gallery.
Nov 04, 2014 at 3:30 PM
Posted: Jun 13, 2024 at 1:59 PM
Posted: Nov 04, 2014 at 3:29 PM