July 14, 1966 – May 6, 2021
Today we are sad to share the loss of our loving Mother, Daughter, Sister, Girlfriend, Auntie, and most of all, an amazing & incredible woman.
Karen is survived by her son Ryan Burch, mother Donna Anderson, siblings Ronald Vasconcellos, Renel Wright, Kristin Anderson, Greg Anderson, niece Missy Vasconcellos and her son JT Yant, niece Alisa Hanson and her daughters Jasmine and Emily Hanson, along with her boyfriend Brandon Wry, who was by her side for two years until the end. Yeah, she had a big family!
She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Rex Anderson, a well-known dentist in Turlock, CA.
Karen was born in Turlock, California on July 14, 1966 where she grew up and went to high school at Turlock High. She spent her time hanging out with her friends, going on trips, playing tennis, or cruising main street in her Root beer-colored Camaro. She then went to Sacramento State where she got her Bachelor’s Degree and began work as a registered Dental Assistant, her occupation for 30+ years. She loved her job and loved making her patients smile. As she got older she loved spending time with her family at gatherings, traveling to the beach and to the mountains, cheering her son on at his sporting events and spreading positivity wherever she went. Yes, this means on Facebook too, where she made sure to share all of her adventures and actively commented on others’ posts, always making sure they knew they were being seen and loved!
She is sure to be missed by all of those who knew her. We are hurt knowing she will not be able to finish the traveling and adventuring she would surely partake in, but, we know she passed with peace, serenity and surrounded by love.
I love you bub.
A celebration of Karen’s life will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Allen Mortuary.