Kara Brooke Ottesen
1970 - 2018
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Kara Brooke (Strickland) Ottesen

February 21, 1970 - July 27, 2018

Cary

Brooke Ottesen, 48, passed away peacefully at the Transitions LifeCare Hospice in Raleigh, NC on July 27, 2018.

Brooke was born in Wilmington, NC and attended John T. Hoggard High School. She later moved to Raleigh, NC where she married and started her family. She graduated with high honors from both Meredith College and NCCU Law School. Brooke was a highly regarded attorney who practiced Ethics and Licensing Law in Cary, NC.

Brooke is survived by her beloved husband, Raymond Ottesen, her sons, Chase, Avery and Kean (Cary, NC), father H. Gene Strickland (Wilmington, NC), mother Carolyn Faye Rivenbark (Raleigh, NC), step-mother Patricia Redwine Strickland (Wilmington, NC), sister Dana Lynn Crowder and husband Scott Crowder (Lakeland, FL), nieces Kaelee and Sophie.

In lieu of a funeral and flowers, Brooke's wishes were that donations be made to any cancer research foundation or to Transitions LifeCare Hospice located at 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or www.transitionslifecare.org/donate/

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Published in The News and Observer on Jul. 30, 2018.
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8 entries
September 11, 2019
BROOKE YOU ARE MISSED SO VERY MUCH NOT ONE DAY GOES BY THAT I DON'T THINK OF YOU. I MISS YOU SO BADLY YOUR LOVING AND CARE FREE SELF THINGS ARE JUST NOT THE SAME AS WHEN YOU WERE HERE. YOU ALWAYS MADE A PLACE AND MADE ME AND ANYONE YOU ENCOUNTERED SO WELCOMED AND LOVED.
FONDA MILLER
September 2, 2019
Michelle Duncan
August 2, 2018
We lost a kind thoughtful and caring person and your passing brings pain beyond belief there are no words to express my sadness you made me feel part of your family and I will Be forever grateful. We were Cousins by blood Sisters at heart but most of all friend by choice you are truly an Angel
Fonda Miller
July 30, 2018
Aunt Patricia and Uncle Gene, Jesse and I were saddened to hear about Brooke's passing. We never had the opportunity to meet her but would like to extend our deepest condolences during this difficult time for all your family. Love, Jesse and family.
Patti Turner
July 30, 2018
Carolyn,Gene and Dana,

It is with a heavy heart that I read about Brooke's passing.She was a beautiful young lady both inside and out.I remember first meeting her and her family when she and Melissa were in the first grade together.I remember the good times we had at Camp Pretty Pond.
I want you all to know that you and her husband and children are in our thoughts and prayers and know God has added a beautiful angel to his flock.

Patti & Scott McKinnon
July 30, 2018
Oyvind Moen
July 30, 2018
Dear Ottesen Family and friends:
I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your loved one Kara. May you find comfort in knowing that God keeps those who pass away in His memory - because they are precious in His eyes.
M. H.
July 29, 2018
Brooke was wonderful, kind, and sweet. I count myself lucky to have known her. Please accept my condolences for such a tragic loss.
Terri Wilmoth
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