Longtime Homer resident, Mrs. Karen Sue Flyum, 68, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at her home in Homer.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at The Homer Elks Lodge, 215 W. Jenny Lane in Homer.
Mrs. Flyum was born Sept. 18, 1944 in Tacoma, Wash. She graduated from high school and continued her education by attending beauty school. She has lived in various places around Alaska, including Cordova, Valdez, Petersburg and Anchorage. Karen was self employed and was an Emblem Club State President. She was a member of the Legion Auxiliary and enjoyed beading in her free time.
"Karen was very generous, funny, very sharing, very helpful, always pitching in and was very good at helping out with fund raisers," her family wrote. "Karen was a very good cook and loved a good party."
She was preceded in death by her father Link; mother Betty; brother Dale; daughter Alexe and infant son Kurt.
She is survived by her husband Alex "Willie" Flyum of Homer; daughters Rama and Charlene Flyum both of Homer; sons Darry and Torlend Flyum both of Homer; step-father Don Nelson; brothers Mike Tennison, Clyde Tennison, John Nelson and Ty Tennison; sisters Carol Druyvestein and Tina Tennison; 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Karen to Hospice of Homer, P.O. Box 4174, Homer, AK, 99603.
Arrangements were made by The Homer Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Please visit Karen's obituary and online guestbook at www.alaskanfuneral.com
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Mar. 14, 2013