Thank you for joining in the remembrance of Karen’s life. Throughout her life she went through many things that challenged her as a person, and with each challenge she adapted and overcame what was thrown at her with admirable determination. She was always a family woman, lived and fought hard for her children and grandchildren every step of the way. She was always available for any conversation, providing guidance and humor to anyone who needed her.
She was born and raised on Long Island, NY along with her parents and younger brother. As a young woman in her 20s, she moved into her first home and started a family. Being a mother of three and grandmother of two were of great importance to her, however it was not all that defined her. She enjoyed dancing, gardening and cooking. She was passionate in her convictions and morals, and compassionate to those around her. She had a brilliant mind that was detailed and organized on an inspirational level.
For those who wish to, we encourage you to share your personal stories and pictures of Karen in remembrance and appreciation of her life on the Tribute Wall tab.
A Celebration of Karen's Life will be held at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22302 on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 2pm to 4pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of the following organizations in Karen's memory. Karen held the efforts and contributions of these organizations close to her heart.
National Capital Lyme Disease Association (natcaplyme.org)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (stjude.org)