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RIP Karen Kenworthy - the creator of Karen's Power Tools
« on: April 28, 2011, 03:36:35 pm »

I have often recommended Karen's Replicator as an easy to use and reliable tool for syncing backup file sets. I have installed it numerous times to my friends' and relatives' computers. Karen has also created many other excellent freeware tools.

I just received a sad message.

Karen's Power Tools Newsletter April 25, 2011
From:   Karen Kenworthy <>
To:   Alex B
Date:   Tue, Apr 26, 2011 1:47 am

Dear Friends, I suspect that many of you have noticed that the last issue of Karen's Power Tools Newsletter was dated March 17, 2010, and you may have been anxiously awaiting another. It is with great sadness that I write to tell you of Karen's death on April 12, 2011, after a long struggle with several debilitations, including diabetes.

I know that Karen touched many of you with her kindness, wit, creativity and encouragement. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend. And she was a pretty darned good programmer, too. We are deeply grieving her loss.

For now, Karen's server is still running, the programs she has written can still be downloaded, and donations can still be made through the website. We are also working to fill all CD orders that have been submitted or mailed. It is difficult to make business decisions while grieving. So, at this point, I cannot say what will be the future of, except to say that we will certainly continue Karen's commitment to safeguard your privacy as shown at the Privacy link of

Many of you have already written many kinds words of condolence and comfort. Please know that we greatly appreciate you. If you care to make a contribution in her honor, she was a long-time supporter of The Dohnavur Fellowship, a special children's ministry in southern India. You can learn more about them at

All we ask is that you remember her whenever you take the case off of your computer, contemplate removing entries from your Windows Registry, listen to Bob Wills or Riders in the Sky, or wave and say 'Hi!' to anyone on the 'net. May God richly bless you, as He has all those who knew Karen.

Bill Kenworthy, Karen's brother

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Re: RIP Karen Kenworthy - the creator of Karen's Power Tools
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011, 03:42:05 pm »

Yes I Got A E-Mail From Her Brother Also On The 25th, I Knew She had Sugar Diabetes, And Her Work Had Slowed In Recent Years.

I Was Very Sorry To Hear About Her Passing, Some Of Her Source Code Inspired Me.

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Re: RIP Karen Kenworthy - the creator of Karen's Power Tools
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 03:10:13 pm »

I have been using Karen's Replicator for years now. Looked at many other similar software, but never felt the need to change it. It simply does one job, but that one job is done very well, like in the old Unix days: one task = one tool and a pipe! I also got the sad email.
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