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Karen Arredondo

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Karen Arredondo Obituary
Arredondo, Karen
Karen Christie Smith Arredondo, 83 years of age, of Tempe, AZ passed on Monday, September 5, 2016 at Sante of North Scottsdale. Karen was born April 13, 1934 in Neosho County, Kansas to the late Earl and Neva Christie. She was an only child educated in the Neosho County school district. Karen continued her education in southern California, receiving her master's degree from The University of Southern California. Her passion for education blossomed into a career, starting with creating the curriculum for the now closed San Pablo Boys School, and ended as the Director of Special Education for the Phoenix Union School District. Karen is pre-deceased by her two daughters, Christie Margaret-Anna Lunsford and Tracey Helen Elizabeth Kuhl. Karen is survived by her beloved husband, Henry Arredondo whom she married at the Silver Bell Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas on December 26, 1997 and her loyal, devoted Brussels Griffon, Charlie, as well as her step-children and step-grandchildren through her marriage to Henry. Karen was an avid reader and supporter of many non-profit organizations. In keeping with Karen's wishes, there will no funeral service. The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Karen's name to the Arizona Humane Society by sending a sympathy card through the link below.http://www.azhumane.org/get-involved/give-now/memorial-and-tribute-gifts/
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 14, 2016
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