Saturday, July 13, 2024

Karen Brennick


Karen Brennick

January 13, 1943- March 25, 2023

Karen Brennick passed away on March 25, 2023. She was born on January 13,1943 to Ingvald and Eva Ronnestad in Seattle, Washington. She is survived by husband Gary of 62 years, her son Randy and wife Cheri of Lake Stevens, grandson Connor, his wife Kendall and granddaughter Brianna Rosselot and husband Lane of Seattle. Her daughter Kris and husband Jerry McCarty of Flora, Indiana. Grandson Brandon and wife Emily also of Flora.

Karen graduated from Lake Stevens in 1961 on a Wednesday, and married Gary on Friday and they have been together ever since.

Karen and family have lived in Lake Stevens, Leavenworth, Cashmere, Almira, and Florence, Oregon. Living in Oregon, Karen was involved in the representation of the Democratic Party. In Lake Stevens was involved in the Lions Club, Historical Society of Lake Stevens and she was the past president of the Aquafest event and was chosen the Lion of the year for the Lions Club.

She was also a member of the Bethany Home for seniors. She was at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new building in Silver Lake. In Leavenworth she was involved with the Lions Club, Senior Center and was the President of the Leavenworth Historical Museum.

She moved to Ft. Wayne, Indiana to further her career at Verizon Phone Company and that is where she retired from. While in Ft. Wayne she met Michelle Shaw, and it was a godsend for Karen to meet her as they became best friends. Later Kris, her daughter, moved back to Ft. Wayne where she and Karen lived together for some time. Kris worked at K-Mart and met Jerry underneath the "Blue Light Special”, and they have been together since that time. 

Karen and Gary loved to travel and went on many cruises including Alaska, the Caribbean, Panama, and a three-week European Cruise. They loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping trips when the kids were young. Karen was very involved in any community she lived in.

There will be a Remembrance of Life for Karen on April 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the Leavenworth Senior Center.