CARR, Karen Yvette

Photos Courtesy of California Historical Society, MSP 3800

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Last Name
Given Names
Karen Yvette
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
San Francisco, California
Family Tree
  Violatt Dillard Family Tree
Birth Mother
Violatt Esther Dillard
Birth Father
Timothy Borl (Tim Night) Jones; Claudia Jo Bouquet, aka Claudia Jo Norris
Non-Temple Relatives
Rita Bright Davis (aunt)
Body Identification Number
Dental Identification, 14-B
Burial Location
Remains claimed by next of kin; burial location unknown
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
San Francisco, California 94102
Residence (JT)
Dorm 5
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
Student (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-26e); agriculture (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1l)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Field worker; student (RYMUR 89-4286-PP-8-M-3)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
PT occupation record says birthdate is 4/18/1963
“Karen Carr probably went early to help with child care, as she was one of the children's workers in San Francisco, and many children were sent to Guyana before their parents, sometimes months before. Karen was the sister of Claudia (Norris) Bouquet, 22, and Tim "Night" Jones, 19; their mother was Violatt Esther Dillard, 51. Karen was the baby of the family, an exuberant and lively, sometimes strong-willed teenager who gravitated early to working with children, which she enjoyed. Here she is behind Lisa Whitmire and Danny Beck, with Diana McKnight, in the children's group photo taken in 1975 or early 1976: In Jonestown, Karen continued her junior high school classes, and helped on work crews, including Shirley's crew (in the herb garden?) as time permitted. She was good friends with Dee Dee Duckett and Donna Briggs; the three were so close that Jim ordered, "Break them up." It was Instruction No. 66 on "Jim's Instructions since March 17, 1978" a list of his decrees kept by Penny Dupont, and typed up for him around the end of May so he would be able to remember his own mandates, I guess. There were a total of 161 "rulings." RIP, Karen, may you and your good buddies be with the angels now. ” - Kathryn Barbour