Karen Sue Pugh, age 56, Port Orange, formerly of Greenville, TX and Lawton, OK passed away after a short illness at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach. A memorial service in her honor will be held Saturday, October 31, 2009; 11:00 a.m., Highland Cemetery, 2201 NW Fort Sill Blvd., Lawton, OK. Karen was born in San Diego, California to George, Sr. and Brucilla Neal. She dedicated her life as a military wife and mother, who traveled and lived all over the world and volunteered for several different organizations. Her participation in Fresh Start for the DBCC, as a Guardian Ad Litem, and with several newborn nurseries across the country was a great source of pride for her. Karen was an animal lover, friendly, open and loving. She was preceded in death by her parents; and leaves behind to cherish her memory two children, George (Brook) Whisler, stationed in Japan, and Melanie Pugh, Lynnwood, WA; her previous husband, James Pugh; a brother, George "Skip" (Janis) Neal; and a father by marriage, Travis Kirk. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send donations to Kava Kids, care of, Kavanaugh United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Daytona Beach. Condolences for the family may be shared at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Oct. 29 to Oct. 30, 2009