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Karen Anderson-Arnebeck July 14, 1966 - May 6, 2021

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.

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  1. Anita Gallant says

    Sending prayers of comfort for family and love ones. May the Good Lord comfort you at this most difficult time of your life. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Nicholas Dimond says

    Karen, I will miss your big heart and friendship. Your love for your son and pride in who he grew to be was felt all the way in the North Bay….No matter how much time passed, we could pick up where we left off. This is no different. You have arrived before us, and may have to wait a while….but we will pick up where we left off. I love you and your family. Until we meet again, Go with God, and say hi to Rex for me.

  3. Lily Dimond says

    The Dimond’s will definitely miss you Karen. I have so so many memories from my childhood spending time with you and Ryan. We definitely think of you guys as family forever. Thank you for all of the memories and you are remembered as a great and loving mama. ❤️ Love Lily

  4. Carrie says

    Karen where do I start… I love ya girl and thank you for being an amazing friend and for loving and always looking after Garrett for me, he loved you so much. Until we meet again my beautiful friend!!!

  5. Garrett johns says

    Miss Karen it’s so sad to not have been able to say goodbye but you will always be my second momma I will forever love you and I hope to see you in the Lords kingdom me and all the brothers loved Bering with you and most of all being cared for by you, your heart was the biggest I’ve ever encountered I hope you rest easy – your son Garrett

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