Karen Anne Patterson, 67, wife of Harold J. Patterson, III, of Beaufort, SC, died Thursday, April 28, 2022 at her residence.\nKaren was born on November 7, 1954 in Burrillville, RI. She is the daughter of the late Roger Blanchard and Mary Langlois Blanchard.\nKaren received a Master's degree in teaching, where she taught in schools in Rhode Island and Broad River Elementary here in South Carolina. She became an advocate for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and visited congress to help further cancer research. She also managed a website dedicated to Women's Wellness which focused on how women can be their own advocates when managing illnesses.\nSurviving in addition to her husband, Harry are her son Drew and her three beloved grandchildren Marley, Sawyer and Jameson.\nSisters Nancy and Lisa and Brothers Mark, Todd and Paul. Karen was preceded in death by her sister Lynn and brother Scott.\nIn lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Friends of Caroline Hospice https://www.fochospice.org/donate. While Karen did not require their services, they are a wonderful organization in our local area.\nA Celebration of Life will be held Monday, May 16, 2022 from 5:00-7:00PM with a short service beginning at 5:30PM at the Olde Beaufort Golf and Eatery, 139 Francis Marion Circle, Beaufort, SC 29907.