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
Memorial Service: May 22, 2022 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
310 W. 11th Street
Pueblo, CO 81003