April 7, 1957 ~ May 5, 2022

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Karen G. Leach

A life well lived

Karen was born April 7, 1957 to Dorothy and Tom Richardson. She grew up on their family farm near Avondale, east of Pueblo, where she learned the value of faith, family, and hard work, which served her well throughout her life. Karen was a devoted mother, wife, sister, aunt, registered nurse, and a servant of the Lord and her community. She had a passion for helping people in need and spent more than 30 years as an RN working with people with developmental disabilities. Throughout her life, Karen continuously searched for ways to help others: driving for Meals on Wheels, taking cancer patients to their medical treatments, volunteering on mission projects, singing in the church choir, serving on committees in her children’s schools, and donating her time to many charitable organizations, such as Care and Share, the Cooperative Care Center, and others.

Karen departed this earthly life on May 5, 2022. She leaves behind her husband of 35 years, Bob, three children: Erin (David), Alex (Lauren) & Jodi (Ryan). Karen also leaves behind sisters Susan Beeman and Lauri Martino, and bonus siblings, Nancy Bartosz and John Priddy, as well as her PEO sisters, her church family, and countless family members and friends. A Celebration of Karen’s life will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, May 22nd at First United Methodist Church of Pueblo, 11th and Court. Karen loved the color yellow. Her family invites attendees to wear something yellow to symbolize the joy that Karen brought into our lives.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Karen’s name to Pueblo Meals on Wheels, 230 N Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003, Pueblo YMCA Youth Support Campaign, 3200 East Spaulding Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81008, or First United Methodist Church – Missions Fund, 310 W 11th St, Pueblo, CO 81003

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Services

Memorial Service: May 22, 2022 3:00 pm

First United Methodist Church
310 W. 11th Street
Pueblo, CO 81003

719-544-1917

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  1. CandleImageSusan – I’m so sorry about the passing of your sister. Our deepest condolences go out to you, your families and all those who knew and loved her. I heard she’d been involved with Camp Lazy Acres when she was younger. At camp, we always sang taps at the end of the campfire. I will sing it for Karen tonight as my prayer.

  2. A beautiful soul with a loving and kind heart who always had a smile. Karen made you feel as if you were the only person in the room when she was in conversation with you. I always enjoyed our times shared in Colorado, Florida and Savannah, GA. Love to the family and prayers with you as you begin the journey into grief. She is a light all around you, she is the whisper in the wind, she is the blue bird’s song, she is the rustling leaves, she is in the laughter of a child – anywhere you are, she is there. With love always, Carolyn (cousin in Savannah, GA)

  3. CandleImageFam,
    We love you all so much! There are no right words to say in such difficult times, but please remember Mama Karen’s bright, bright light shines through you all! Her positivity, strong nature, and just all around awesomeness will be remembered and treasured always and forever <3

  4. CandleImageKaren was always as bright as her favorite color, ready with a cheerful smile and something nice to say about everyone. Forever making friends and giving encouragement. What a blessing to have known such a beautiful lady.

  5. Bob, you are in our loving thoughts and prayers. May you be blessed with amazing memories.
    Gina Capritta-Dutcher and Jeff Bailey

  6. CandleImageMy sincerest condolences to you all during this difficult time. Karen was beautiful inside and out. I know she is looking down from heaven, smiling. What a beautiful guardian angel you all have. Sending lots of love, hugs, prayers, and light.

  7. I am so sorry for your lost, I only wish I could be there but my health precludes me from coming. The last time I saw Karen was at Aunt Dot’s service. I’m really going to miss her! Cousin Rachel from Baton Rouge!

  8. She was loved by all whom she touched. I will always love her, that smile, and the memories we made together growing up!

  9. Bob and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I (Pam) have great memories of Karen spanning a life time from school days to working 11pm to 7am on Pediatrics at Corwin. And then watching our children grow into adulthood. She was a great nurse. It was our honor to have shared part of our journey here on earth with her. May the beautiful memories you have carry you through this difficult time. We wish you comfort and peace. God bless you all. David and Pam Keller.

  10. Our thoughts and prayers to Bob and Family. Karen was such an amazing person – she had one of the best smiles ever. She will be greatly missed.

  11. CandleImageWe are sending our deepest sympathies to you, Bob, and your children. We are praying for strength and comfort during this difficult time. Karen was amazing in so many ways and we are better because we knew her. ❤

  12. Karen was an amazing person. We’re thinking about you during this difficult time.

  13. Sending love and light to your family at this time. Karen was an amazing person who was always smiling and spreading joy where she went. She will be greatly missed by all.
    Rob and Cheryl Hudgens

  14. We always enjoyed Karen’s humor and wonderful personality. She always had a smile to share, and a family who loved her. We spent many Sunday’s at church together, as our families were involved in many ways. Our prayers go out to entire family and relatives. You will be missed so much by all. Rest in peace and out of pain.
    Jon and Bernadette Gilliom

  15. Our prayers are with you all. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
    What a beautiful life well lived. Celebrate that she has reached her ultimate goal. Praise God 🙏

  16. Bob, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious wife. I know this is a difficult time and I will be praying for you and your family.

  17. Sincere sympathy to you all during this most difficult time and prayers that God will bestow peace and comfort to you.
    “Time shall pass and also the hurt, then there will be great memories without the pain.”

  18. CandleImageExtending love and prayers. So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She touched many lives. Comfort and peace to the entire family.

  19. So very saddened to hear of Karen’s passing. Our condolences to the entire family. We fondly recall her beautiful spirit. May you all find comfort in your memories.

  20. CandleImageBob, Lauri & Family
    Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
    God Bless You and all the Family

  21. CandleImageSo very, very sorry for your loss. Karen was an amazing woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  22. Beautiful tribute! Rest in Peace Karen. She will forever be remember as a loving and generous woman. My prayers for her family at this time of great loss.

  23. Our most sincere sympathy to all of her family. She was such a wonderful lady.
    Margie and Dave Dudley

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