Karen Lee Brown

Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Longtime Alaskan, Karen Lee Brown, 70 passed away Thursday, March 31. 2011, at Providence Extended Care Center, in Anchorage, after a long illness.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, May 15, 2011, at 2 p.m., at La Cabana Restaurant, 312 E. 4th Ave., Anchorage.

Karen was born Sept. 24, 1940, in Plattsburg, N.Y., to Harold and Lucille Bouyea. Karen moved to Alaska with her family in 1970 from New York. She worked at Anchorage Community Hospital, Humana Hospital, Debenham Electric and then for Neurologists Dr. Janice Kastella and Dr. Tom Gordon for many years until she retired in 2002. She enjoyed many activities: decorative painting, crocheting, beautiful ceramics and intricate woodworking. Karen could make a Dremel tool work like an extension of her finger. She was also an accomplished bowler with 200 point average. Karen enjoyed visiting with family and friends and loved animals.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Robert.

Karen is survived by her sister, Nancy (Charles) Murphy; her three children and their spouses, James (Julie) Lackey, of Kenai; Jeffrey (Patty) Lackey, of Anchorage; and Katherine Lackey, of Wasilla; grandchildren, Trisha (Aaron) Trenton, Jessica, Nichole (Earnest) Terrell, Jaime, Shannon, and Jennifer; great grandchildren, Sabrena, Cali, Conner and Jaci. She is also survived by her many nieces and nephews and of course her beloved dog, Nikki.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Alaska.

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