Karen Murphy was born in Georgetown, KY and graduated from Scott County High School. Shortly after graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Jack. They are blessed with two sons, one daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren. She and Jack were initially recruited by the late King Dave Michels to join the Krewe under a corporate sponsorship. When Jack was being transferred to yet another job location in 1999, she and Jack were gifted with a Krewe membership as a going away present and they have maintained that membership ever since.
Karen served as Duchess of Texas in Gemini XXV. Even though Jack’s job assignments have taken them across the world and back, they have always returned to Shreveport to support the Krewe of Gemini. Karen is honored to serve with her husband as Queen Gemini XXVIII and looks forward to a great year.