Karen Sue Ward

May 20, 1959February 17, 2012

Karen Sue Ward went home to her Lord on Feb. 17, 2012. She was born May 20, 1959 in San Bernardino. She is a 1977 Pacific High grad and received her Legal secretary cert. from S.B. Valley College. In 1980 she married the love of her life, Michael L. Ward. They loved and raised Rebecca Suzanne and Michael Thomas. Karen worked for Attorney Gary Wynn and at Wilson Elem. School. Her family was her life's work and they will miss her homemade lasagna, ice cream and apple pie. Karen is survived by her parents Charles Bethurum and Bonita Reed, sisters Sheril Arroyo and Tami Kinslow and many other loving family members.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 2 p.m. at Montecito Valley View Chapel. Burial will follow at Montecito Memorial Park.


  • Funeral Service Friday, February 24, 2012

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Rebecca Ward

March 8, 2012

Mom, you couldn't have given me a better life. I thank you for everything you have shown me and done for me. I love you so much. You will be missed but not forgotten.

Thank you to every one who has wrote such nice things about my mom. I wish to get to know you and your stories about her so that I can put them in her memoery book. Every one can email me at

Thomas Michael Rivera

March 5, 2012

To Karen's family I send you my sympathies for the loss of Karen, I knew her since 5th grade we went to all the same schools growing up, the funeral service was a beautiful tribute to karen, She was a good classmate always smiling and full of life never got the chance to see her in her last days, I know what she was going through had cancer myself in 1989 it's tough to go through chemotherapy, but God helped me carry this cross. Again my sympathies to her family. May she rest in peace.

Troop 128

February 29, 2012

So sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Ward. Her service to scouting as a merit badge counselor was wonderful and her son continues to give back to our troop by being an adult volunteer and merit badge counselor. Many condolences to the Ward family.

Lori Basso

February 27, 2012

May you find comfort in knowing Karen is with her heavenly Father. Know she is free of Cancer and no longer suffering. The lord has wrapped his arms around her and is helping her through her journey. Prayers go out to you and your family.

Sandra Gregory

February 24, 2012

May I give my utmost deepest sympathy to Karen's Family Members? Karen's passing is a great loss to everyone who knew her. I had the pleasure of being one of Karen's classmates at Fairfax Elementary School thru Curtis Jr High and Pacific High School.She was a very sweet and smart person.She was always kind to others.One of Earth's best human beings is now one of the Finest Angels in Heaven.

Bud Korn

February 23, 2012

May God bless you and keep you during this time...

Andrew Bubeck

February 23, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Karen passing. I knew her growing up. I was good friends with her sister Sheril. We lived around the corner from each other. Bessie, good to see an entry from you. We all went to school together. I have very fond memories of our childhood. Hugs and prayers.

Connie Wynn

February 22, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Karen' s passing. My family has many wonderful memories of her. She was a remarkable woman. My prayers are for the family for comfort in your loss and in the knowledge that she is with the Lord Jesus.

Dr. Tom Hudson

February 22, 2012

Karen was beyond kind and a good friend of mine and Gary Wynn. Needless to say, the Lord Jesus is now loving Karen for all eternity. Blessings upon the Ward family.

February 21, 2012

To the Ward Family:

May you find comfort in God's word, the Bible. James 4:8 encourages; "Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you."

My condolences,