Karen Yvonne Peters Rush

Karen Rush (1)Karen Yvonne Peters Rush – Karen was born in Eureka, CA, on July 16, 1950 to Norman and Beverly Peters; sadly, she died on November 13, 2013 in Edmonds, WA. She was second oldest of six children and grew up in Eureka, attending local schools. Karen moved with her two small sons to Seattle, WA in the early 1970s to be near her mother.
Karen was a kind, loving, compassionate, smart woman with an amazing sense of humor. It was impossible to not be laughing in her presence due to her unforgettable, infectious laugh. When all close to her were together, it was like Comedy Central and we will miss that very much.
It is impossible to explain how much Karen will be missed. Not only will she be missed by her husband, sons, and siblings, but also by her grandson, nieces, nephews, great nieces and friends. She fell in love with every single baby she met. Her grandson, Thomas, was the light of her life. Many of us called her “Auntie Darling.” It’s sad to think that there will be no more Untitledlipstick kisses on the cheeks of the young and old.
Karen was a very special person who enjoyed reading, cooking for family, chatting on the computer, going to the casino, and spending time with family. She had a sharp mind that enabled her to quickly learn things that would take others much longer to master. As a young girl, she picked up playing the piano and clarinet almost effortlessly. Later in life, she learned to speak and write Spanish fluently, without much effort. Because of her ability to learn quickly, she was never without employment. If one job ended, she simply found another one better than the last.
Rush2Karen is survived by her husband, Loryn Rush, of Edmonds, WA; her sons, Victor Rogers and Daniel Rogers (Sherri); her grandson, Thomas Rogers; all of Seattle; her sisters and brother: Cheryl Arias (Pedro), of Eureka, CA; Bryan Depew (Cathy), of Shoreline, WA; Sandy Ainsworth, of Mill Creek, WA., and Tina Lynch, of Bellingham, WA. Karen is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Ryan Arias, of Sacramento, CA; Roland Garza, of Napa, CA.; Amy Lynch of Bellingham, WA; Sean Ainsworth, Codi Villalobos (Ryan), Jessica Depew, Shaylon Depew, and Travis Depew, of Seattle; and her great nieces and nephews: Rhys Arias, of Sacramento, CA; Alyx Villalobos, Amaya Villalobos, Nolan Villalobos, and Aeralynn Ainsworth, of Seattle, WA; and Peyton Johnson, of Blaine, WA.
Karen was preceded in death by her father, Norman Peters, mother Beverly Weeks, sister, Lonna Garza, as well as, her nieces, Christine Acosta and Shauna Arias. At Karen’s request, there will be no public services. A private family memorial will be held at a later date in Eureka, CA, where she will be laid to rest with her family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made, in her honor, to the American Diabetes Association, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, or Dress for Success Worldwide.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

4 Responses to “Karen Yvonne Peters Rush”

  • Rob Tuffey says:

    I’m so very sorry for your family’s loss.
    Vic it sounds as though your Mom & I would have gotten along fine, having humor & laughter in common.
    I pray that you & your family will find strength during this most difficult time.

  • Dan Rogers says:

    I miss you mom.

  • Lee Chappelle says:

    To Victor, Dan, Cheryl and all of Karen’s family I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was a wonderful person and a great friend. Having known her since 8th grade and reconnecting with her several years ago, she became very special to me. I am so glad I got to spend some time with her on her last visit to Eureka. It is a memory I will cherish forever.

  • Darrell and Evelyn Rush says:

    WE have such good memories of Karen. She was fun to be with and talk to. We miss her greatly and will always have good memories of the times we spent with her and Loryn.

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