Kara Elizabeth Fairwell born September 9, 1978, passed away June 11, 2020. She was 41 years young. Kara, a resident of Placerville, CA lived the majority of her life in Roseville, CA. In her youth, Kara was on the swim team, played soccer, and high school basketball. She babysat for many local families over the years, and was quick to win the hearts of those families for whom she cared. She graduated from Oakmont High School, received a Bachelor of Arts in History from California Polytechnic State University, and Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, from Sacramento State University. Kara was a loving daughter and sister, adoring aunt, loyal friend, and committed employee. Her vibrant personality held space in any room she entered. She was whip-smart and had the unique gift of making others laugh. Her wicked sense of humor and storytelling abilities were gifts she shared with those she loved. Her high ideals and agile wit allowed her to spar and banter with the best and brightest. Kara's nephews brought her pure joy. Her devotion as an aunt was apparent in her frequent surprises and delights including slip n' slides, books, blow up pools, and sweet, thoughtful gifts. She prepared elaborate Easter egg hunts replete with the largest plastic eggs a child could hold and Halloween entailed carving pumpkins with the most intricate designs. In addition to being a devoted aunt, she honored friends over the years by hosting milestone celebrations, exercising her acute attention to detail, in order to ensure that each event was as lovely as it could possibly be. Kara was resolute in her preferences. She loved music, pedicures, trips with friends, blue cheese crumbles, and iced coffees. Kara was a fan of The Royal Family, watching the World Cup, Dateline and Jimmy Fallon; she detested mayonnaise. She was revered by many, and very close to those lucky enough to be chosen for her affections. Kara will be immensely missed by her family and friends. Kara is survived by her mother, Kathleen Fairwell brother and sister-in-law Nathan and Holland Fairwell, her biggest loves - her nephews, Royal(3) and Bowie(1) Fairwell as well as 7 aunts, 3 uncles and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents and her father, William P. Fairwell. Like her father, Kara did not suffer fools gladly, and she carried his spirit with her in the days and years after his death. We are devastated by her loss. A private, family Celebration of Life will occur in the near future. In lieu of flowers, please gift a friend or stranger a coffee in honor of Kara, preferably Starbucks.