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 Author: Richard Jerkins Elayne Bishop Posted Date: April 9, 2019
(December 21, 1977 - April 3, 2019)

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Obituary Picture     If you had the privilege to meet Elayne Bishop, you knew a woman with a heart of gold - living life to its fullest. Blessed with a contagious laugh, spirited soul and quick wit, Elayne was always willing to lend a hand or an ear. Passionate about life, she was never one to back away from a challenge, she blazed her own path while enriching the lives of those around her along the way. Her drive to excel was prevalent in everything she did but loving her family and friends is what she cared about most. The life of Elayne Bishop came to a close on the evening of April 3rd but the memory of this incredible woman lives on. For Elayne, there was no greater joy or purpose in life than to love and be loved, and there is no more authentic way to honor her memory than to continue to spread that love and spirit in all that we do.
    
    Karyn Elayne Bishop, age 41 of Boone, North Carolina, passed away April 3, 2019 at her home. She was born December 21, 1977 in Hendersonville, North Carolina; and was a graduate of Hendersonville High School, Caldwell Community College and Appalachian State University. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was an educator at Watauga High School, an avid biker, runner and volunteer.
    
    Elayne is survived by her loving husband Aaron Bishop, sons Lucas and Jonah and daughter Nora Elayne; mother Karyn Spreeman of Hendersonville, NC; brothers Wike Graham (Kimberly) of Hendersonville, NC and Kyle Graham (Tracey) of Erie, CO; step-sisters Heather Conklin (Brent) of Elon, NC and Heidi Lance (Pat) of Etowah, NC; in-laws Henry and Elaine Bishop of Roswell, Ga; sister-in-law Gina Pfeffer (Thomas) of Palm City, FL; sibling-like-cousins, Marla Denecke of Lynn Haven, FL, Julie Lawson of Tallahassee, FL, Shelly Bell of Tallahassee, FL, Travis Clark of Thomasville, GA and a number of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father Robert Graham of Clyde, NC; sister Robyn Graham of Hendersonville, NC and step father Karle Spreeman of Hendersonville, NC.
    
    A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 AM at Boone United Methodist Church, 471 New Market Blvd, Boone, NC 28607. Family and friends are invited to continue the Celebration at Camp Sky Ranch 634 Sky Ranch Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 from 2:00-4:00 PM, parking is limited so please plan on carpooling. Come dressed casually for a time to remember and celebrate Elayne.
    
    In lieu of flowers Elayne requested donations be made to support the Bishop childrens education fund, 190 Disney Dr., Boone, NC 28607 or to High Country Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 1029 Blowing Rock, NC 28605.

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