Karen passed away April 29, 2014, after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer.
She was born April 10, 1951, in Indianapolis, Indiana to Robert J. and Geraldine E. Breska. Robert moved his family to various locations as he followed his career as an engineer, finally settling in Sacramento, CA. Karen graduated from Loretto High School in 1969 and then earned her degree in Speech Pathology from Sacramento State. She joined the staff of Yuba County Office of Education as an itinerant speech therapist, serving several schools in the Yuba County foothills. She served well and faithfully for 34 years, retiring to fight her cancer.
1988 she married David R. Markland and they shared life for nearly 26 years.
She leaves behind her loving husband; brothers, Richard, James and Peter; their wives, Barb, Rebecca and Kathy; nephews, Nicholas, Derrick and Tony; nieces, Jackie, Jennifer and Erin; and other family and friends.
Karen was preceded in death by her grandparents; parents; Uncle Bud; aunts, Eleanor, Geneva, and Phyllis; and brother, Tommy.
A Rosary will be memorialized on Tuesday, May 6, at 7:00 PM at Los Osos Valley Mortuary Chapel, Los Osos, CA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, May 7th, at 11:00 AM at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Los Osos, CA, with interment to follow immediately. A Celebration of Life for Karen will be held at a later date at First United Methodist Church, 3101 Colusa Highway, Yuba City, CA.
Karen will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
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Published in Appeal Democrat from May 2 to May 4, 2014