Karen Lorraine Whiteley

February 16, 1950March 7, 2018

Karen Lorraine Whiteley, 68, of Port Orchard passed away to be with her Lord and Savior on March 7th, 2018. She was born on February 16, 1950 to Arthur Otis and Frances Marie Davis (both deceased). She is survived by her husband, Thurman, two step children, Robert and Cheryl, and one sister, Patricia Barnett of Bonnie Lake, WA. Seven brothers and sisters predeceased her. Karen loved to work on and use her computers. She was a real geek. Karen loved to bowl and was active in Kitsap County Women's Scratch League, missing that perfect 300 game by one pin! Karen loved to ride her big Gold Wing Motorcycle, and hike the trails.


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Cheryl Hert

March 27, 2018

Its been a struggle for me to come here and share a memory. There are so many things that I want to say, but just can’t find the words. Thank you is what comes to mind the most though. Thank you for always being the most upbeat, positive, loving stepmom that you could be. You never, ever stood in the way of my relationship with my dad. That’s just the kind of person you were though. Always smiling, laughing,and joking and you always made others feel like they mattered to you. Thank you for always loving me just as I was, and thank you for taking care of my daddy all those years. Until I see you again ❤️

Ladonna Herigstad

March 24, 2018

My dearest Aunt Karen, you were only 14 years old when I was born. I didn’t realize until years later that you lived at grandmas house because you were still a kid yourself - I thought you were just a fun grownup. But you never lost your fun side. I remember when Grandpa Davis passed and I was four and very upset that we young kids didn’t get to go to grandpas ‘kernel’ (funeral). You were the one that comforted me. Even though you were just a 18 year old girl that just lost her daddy you were putting others first. You were always that way. I have wonderful memories of all the times I would stay with grandma and the three of us would spend time together laughing, going out to lunch, going to visit Aunty Eve. I can’t believe you are gone. We had talked about coming to see you when you were up to it. I am sad that I will have to wait a bit longer until I can see you again but you are no longer sick and you are in the arms of our lord. I hope you know how much you are loved. You will be forever missed. Love always. Ladonna

Ken and Joyce Amo

March 20, 2018

Our memories of Karen came from riding with her and Thurman with the GoldWing Road Riders of Chapter B, Bremerton. We would go to the rallies and rides and have a ball. Our state rally at Leavenworth, a few years ago, ended with our group headed for Canada, and Karen and Thurmans' group head southeast. It was really exciting, two weeks later, when both parties coincidentally ended up at the same restaurant for breakfast in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. What a small world. We'll miss you, Karen

Laurie Buckner

March 20, 2018

I'm at a loss for words,you were one of the sweetest Aunts,a heart of gold.You will be greatly missed but we know that you are pain free and in the arms of our sweet Lord and with family that's passed before you.I am grateful you had Uncle Whitey by your side to help you throughout your journey.I am blessed to be your niece,I will forever cherish my memories of you.I love you Aunt Karen,forever and always,you are missed so much.RIP❤

Patricia Barnett

March 19, 2018

Karen, my sweet sister, you put up such a great fight, you along with your wonderful husband. You showed me a strength and faith that I was lacking. I thank you for that.
All of our long chats on the phone, and texts on the tablets are really missed.
You were more a private person, but, nothing wrong with that. Even though private, you were such a kind and caring person, that anyone who knew you, loved you.
Ed will sure miss the teasing sessions you two had together. You both had me rolling and laughing so hard. Your wise cracks were hard to beat.
Missing you, my Dear Sister, but we will be together one day, and that is for certain!


March 19, 2018

Cousin Karen, Visiting Aunt Frances and Uncle Otis's house was one of my favorite things as a child especially seeing you and all of your siblings - and visiting when Grandpa Charles was there. You will truly be missed. You always made me smile and I will always remember you showing me how to make baked marble jewelry. Rest in peace Karen until we meet again.

Mary Treat

March 19, 2018

Oh, my dear cousin, Karen, I will miss you so much. I loved the messages you and I would send on Facebook -- always hoped we'd get together this summer, but some day I will see you again. I can honestly say you are my closest cousin, considering your birthday is February 15 and mine February 5th, both of us being born in 1950.

I loved it when I was a kid, and we lived next to you guys and I'd get to run across the trail and play for awhile. It was such fun! I climbed up in a tree house you'd all built, and got scared and George had to come and help me down! I was a chicken, and never climbed one again! But I count that among my many good memories, and you will be so missed. You're such a kind, gentle, sweet soul. Love you.

Mary Treat

Lois Buckner

March 19, 2018

I always loved when you and Whitey came to Oklahoma to visit us. To our little country lifestyle you brought excitement every time you came. Going to Washington to visit one year you took us to see Mt. St. Helens a few years after it erupted. I will always remember that, I will remember that we had to take two cars!! You were just fun to be around. I will remember you always. I to know you are in a better place with so many people to greet you. Farewell my sweet aunt, you are missed.

Barton Herigstad

March 19, 2018

dear awesome aunt Karen...I first wrote this on your messenger before this venue was available so I don't care who reads it now .. I know you are not on this earth anymore ..and are in gods heaven awaiting all... and being with others who have passed this is between you god and myself our a great aunt and you continue to be so ! you were always the go to aunt for just about anything you were so smart and could do anything and tought me a lot of stuff still hard to believe I will not see you again until I am gone from here ..but knowing how pain free and happy you are makes it easyer to deal with ..writing you this is helping me get my tears out tears of sadness... and joy that you are with that brother you were so close to and George my Mom your Moma and dad and marline Larry Kathy and diane and everybody else ..I love you and will miss you and wish that you could have met my girlfriend she would have loved ya and vise versa until we all see you again aunt Karen ❤️