Considerate and Kind is how Karen treated everyone, from the day I met her. Karen and I met in College at a dorm party (those were the days), where she stole my class schedule so she could track me down. I never knew what hit me. I miss her now more than I can express.
Karen never wavered from her core believe of treating people with great respect in her career social services work and even on the soccer field. It would take an aggressive opponent to bring out her killer instinct on the field (I heard about it, but never saw it myself). She even put up with her husband (me) dragging strange and bizarre stuff (junk) home and leaving it in the living room.
Karen loved adventure as much as anyone, with the Yosemite Valley being one of her favorite spots on the planet. Traveling off-the-beaten-path in Europe, backpacking/camping the Sierras and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef proved to be a way of life for Karen as did the simple things like going on local family camping trips and qDisneyland trips.
Lastly, her tenure as a Mom to Michael, Nicole and funky orange Maxwell the Cat, proved to be one of her best life-experience roles. She was great at it. Taking the kids to their games, activities and birthday parties was what she loved doing. She even enjoyed hosting house parties for family and friends. I hope you will join us at “Karen’s House Party” on Saturday afternoon, to celebrate Karen’s Life.