Karen was born on December 18, 1947 to Duane and Harriett (Brandsrud) Mills in Spokane, WA.
She had an adventurous spirit and an enduring love for family. Karen loved boating alongside her husband, Clifford; whether it be scuba diving, or fishing in Alaska or Baja, Mexico, or any other place in between. She had a love for animals, with her favorite being horses. Later in life, her gardens gave her solace.
Preceding her in death is her husband, Clifford; daughter, Kerry; and parents, Duane and Harriett.
She is survived by her brother, Jerry Mills.
A graveside service will take place on Thursday, September 14th at 2:00pm at Greenacres Memorial Park (5700 NW Dr. Ferndale), followed by a reception.
A special thanks to Whatcom Hospice and The Cancer Center.
Memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice at 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham WA 98225 or to the Whatcom Humane Society at 2172 Division St. PO Box 2321, Bellingham, WA 98226.