She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter and friend. She loved to help anyone she came in contact with, which made nursing the perfect career for her. She showed her patients the same care and compassion that she shared with her loved ones. She loved to adventure and explore, scuba diving and seeing live music.
Karen is survived by her mother Martha Vest; brother Ken Vest; Son Marty Strickland; Daughter Lauren Strickland, and Partner Randy Archeletta.
She is preceded in death by her father James Vest, and sister Elaine Vest.
Please send any contributions to The American Heart Association.
Services will be held at a later date.