OBITUARY

Karen Michelle Melendez

June 25, 1967April 6, 2018
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Karen Michelle Melendez was granted her Angel Wings on April 6, 2018, surrounded by her beloved family. Karen left our home to reside in our Lord’s Kingdom. We pray to our Lord to grant her eternal rest. Waiting for her with a Big Welcome were her Beloved Grandma and Grandpa Garcia, her Beloved Lita and Lito Melendez and many loving relatives.

Karen is survived by her Beloved Son, Darren, Parents Rudy, Sr. and Carrie, Brother Rudy Jr. and the Love of Her Life, Joel Rutledge ( like Karen always said “Everyone should have a Joel in their lives”) many loving Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

When Karen was born, the doctors did not guarantee that neither Karen nor her mom would survive, so we, her Dad and Mom, give thanks to our Good Lord for blessing us with such a loving and giving daughter for 50 years. She was her Mom’s Baby Girl and best friend. We are grieving but at the same time, thankful.

Karen, Mom and Dad, held your hand when you were born and held your hand as we said “Good-Bye”. We Love You.

We will miss her everyday of our lives, the only comfort we have is knowing that she is waiting for us and that we will all be reunited someday.

  • FAMILY

  • Karen is survived by her Beloved Son, Darren, Parents Rudy, Sr. and Carrie, Brother Rudy Jr. and the Love of Her Life, Joel Rutledge ( like Karen always said “Everyone should have a Joel in their lives”) many loving Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Services

  • Family to receive friends Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Rosary Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Graveside Thursday, April 12, 2018
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James Pringle

June 25, 2018

Karen would have been 51yrs old today, so we celebrate her life & we remember her beauty, strength & kindness. We miss her greatly & her loss has left a gap in our lives that can never been filled. She was a good person & she loved her friends & family without end. I have so many memories of her that I will cherish until my days end., the movies, the music, the times we shared, will keep her memory alive. We miss you Karen. We cherish you. We will never forget you.

James Pringle

May 27, 2018

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Michelle Scott

April 11, 2018

Karen, I'm speechless, in shock but more so truly heartbroken. Although we all didn't see each other nor talk everyday, all of my cousins, family and loved ones always cross my mind. I will forever cherish all those memories of "the cousins" hanging out laughing, talking, just being around one another. During holidays, weekends and sometimes during sad times. But nonetheless WE were together, laughing. Every time I would hear a Duran Duran song, I'd think of you. Even pictured you with your Duran Duran 'hair-do'! You did have a contagious laugh and a radiant smile! My heart cries for your family but more so your Son Darren. The bond between Mother and Son can not be described but only felt. God bless your sweet soul. May you rest easy and live vibrantly with our Lord GOD. I love you cousin.

Sherry Johnson

April 10, 2018

Our hearts are saddened by your loss of Karen. Although you grieve, remember that your grieving will be temporary as Heaven is closer than we realize and the reunion will be awesome.
Karen is already there enjoying every moment of paradise with Jesus and family. We will keep your family in our prayers as you will miss her terribly. Sharing in your sorrow, Rick and Sherry Johnson

Patricia Melendez

April 10, 2018

My dearest and sweetest niece, My heart are hurting that you had to leave this world but I will always be great-full for the time we had you with us. I will always remember your beautiful smile and that contagious laughter of yours whenever we had family gatherings and especially the time your parents in-trusted me to take you and your friends to a concert. It was so important to me to not let anything happen to you because I knew I would have to deal with them...Your parents, your brother and Darren love you so much. We will always and forever love you Karen and will never forget you.

Minerva Carranza - Martinez

April 9, 2018

Karen, my beautiful cousin and friend. You will always be remembered as a beautiful, intelligent and caring woman. A great mother, loving daughter and sister..... May our Lord embrace you in his arms. You will be truly missed. Carrie, Rudy, Rudy Jr. and Darren my constant prayers for healing and consolation on your great loss.

GLORIA MORENNO

April 9, 2018

We are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Karen. The pictures shared certainly attest to the love of family and to her beautiful life. May the L-rd Jesus comfort the hearts of all who loved and shared in Karen's journey here on earth, and may her memory bring joy and blessing and honor.
The Moreno Family

María Guadalupe Meléndez

April 9, 2018

Una sensación de tristeza, incredulidad y dolor. Nunca es posible imaginar que un hijo nos deje antes de irnos los padres primero, anti natura pues ni nombre tiene. Con el alma y corazón deseo una pronta resignación y entendimiento de lo que está sucediendo y el para qué.
Nuestras más sinceras condolencias y una solaridad eterna. Los queremos mucho, con cariño.
Familia López Meléndez

Biography

Karen Michelle Melendez was granted her Angel Wings on April 6, 2018, surrounded by her beloved family. Karen left our home to reside in our Lord’s Kingdom. We pray to our Lord to grant her eternal rest. Waiting for her with a Big Welcome were her Beloved Grandma and Grandpa Garcia, her Beloved Lita and Lito Melendez and many loving relatives.

Karen is survived by her Beloved Son, Darren, Parents Rudy, Sr. and Carrie, Brother Rudy Jr. and the Love of Her Life, Joel Rutledge ( like Karen always said “Everyone should have a Joel in their lives”) many loving Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

When Karen was born, the doctors did not guarantee that neither Karen nor her mom would survive, so we, her Dad and Mom, give thanks to our Good Lord for blessing us with such a loving and giving daughter for 50 years. She was her Mom’s Baby Girl and best friend. We are grieving but at the same time, thankful.

Karen, Mom and Dad, held your hand when you were born and held your hand as we said “Good-Bye”. We Love You.

We will miss her everyday of our lives, the only comfort we have is knowing that she is waiting for us and that we will all be reunited someday.