Karen Lynn Beck
1957 - 2021
Karen Lynn Beck May 9, 1957 Oct. 31, 2021 It is with deep sorrow and endless love that we mourn the passing of Karen Lynn Beck. Karen was a caring and loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend. Karen touched countless lives, young and old in her time with us and was loved and respected by all having the good fortune to know her On October 31, 2021, Karen Lynn Beck passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family after a short but valiant battle with Pancreatic cancer. Karen was 64 years old. Karen was born in Fort Bragg, Ca. on May 9,1957 to parents Irwin (Sonny) Handley & Nancy Handley. Karen attended schools in Fort Bragg and graduated in the Class of 1975 from Fort Bragg High School. Soon after graduation from High School Karen enrolled in Ukiah Beauty College where she learned and perfected her craft in Cosmetology.Karen ultimately graduated from beauty college and used her amazing skills for more than 40 years to countless beloved clients and friends in Fort Bragg. In 1982 Karen realized her dream of owning her own business and opened Hair to Pleeze. Karens clientele & reputation grew immensely as she continued to work in the craft she so dearly loved. In 1984, Karen married and in 1985 was blessed with her beautiful daughter Aleese. As life changed for Karen, so did her priorities. Putting family first as she always did, Karen sold Hair to Pleeze to spend more time with Aleese and immediate family. Karen continued to work part time as she felt so obligated to her loyal clients but make no mistake her heart was her family. Karen retired from her craft in 2019. Karen was a proud member of the Fort Bragg Fire Ladies and enjoyed her time supporting the organizations many worthwhile events. Karen had many loves in her life. Karen's sense of family was inspiring as she loved each and every family member deeply and unconditionally. That same love reached further than just family. That love was shown freely to all of her friends that she held near to her amazing heart. Karen loved her roses of which at one point in her life she cared for over 100 rose bushes that filled the backyard. She spent hours trimming, watering and talking to her collection of beautiful roses. In her final months Karen spent many days looking at the roses she would so dearly miss as well as giving instructions on what to do to the roses for their ongoing care. Another of the many loves Karen had were her pets. The bird feeder in the backyard gave Karen a sense of peace as she watched a variety of birds visit the feeder and bathe in the bird bath. When it came to pets, there was not a dog or cat that Karen did not love or want to rescue. Her beloved St. Bernards were amongst her favorites. It was a childhood dream to own one and she made that dream come true by owning 4 St. Bernards over the years. It is very difficult to put into words everything about Karen and how much she will be missed. Karen was a very compassionate and caring wife, mother and friend that always put her family in the front of the line. We will forever remember her loving ways and beautiful laugh. Karen is survived and will be missed by her husband of 37 years Glen Beck, Father, Irwin (Sonny) Handley, Brother, Steve Handley, Sister & Brother In Law, Janine Thiesen & Steve Thiesen Daughter Aleese Beck - Toennis, Step Daughter Amy Beck, Grandchildren, Macen Toennis & Temprance Luce, Niece & Nephew, Kiri Thiesen & Bradley Thiesen, Great Nieces, Eva Jelen - Thiesen & Ellie Jara. Karen is also survived by numerous beloved relatives. Karen was preceded in death by her Mother Nancy Handley. There will be a "Celebration of Life" gathering for Karen on December 12, 2021 at the Fort Bragg Fire Station from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Any donations, if so inclined, can be sent to : Fort Bragg Fire Ladies Organization.
Published by Fort Bragg Advocate-News from Nov. 18 to Dec. 17, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Fort Bragg Fire Station
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What a loss this world is suffering. So sorry.
Michelle Braga
December 1, 2021
Words can´t express my sorrow...Karen was truly one of the kindest, sweetest people I´ve known ....this will be a sadder world without her..
Pat Peeler
November 20, 2021
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