Obituary: Karen Leanne Armstrong


Karen Leanne Armstrong

May 25,1964 – January 8, 2024


Karen Leanne Armstrong (née Mozes) passed away on January 8, 2024 while surrounded by family and friends after a 15-year battle with cancer. Karen is now at peace and with the Lord.

Karen was born in Pittsburg, CA on May 25,1964. She was a Blaine High School graduate, talented hair stylist, and devoted homemaker. 

Karen touched the lives of countless people with her talkative spirit and vibrant personality. Karen was an avid gardener, lover of nature, successful dragon boat rower in Okinawa, and superb Hungarian cabbage roll chef!  She loved dogs, spending time on the beautiful beaches of California while stationed on Camp Pendleton, fitness and running, eating pumpkin pie, camping out on family property in Oroville, WA, and caring for the homeless.

Karen is preceded in death by parents Lillian and Kalman Mozes of Blaine, WA.  Karen is survived by siblings Kathy Mozes-Allen (Robert) of Casa Grande, AZ and Kalman Mozes (Sonya) of Custer, WA; children Braidon Olson (Holly) of Blaine, WA, Peiton Armstrong of Casa Grande, AZ and Priya Armstrong of San Diego, CA, and grandson Cameron Olson; as well as all of the lifelong friends that she truly considered to be her family.

The family intends to spread her ashes at her favorite beach in California during a small Celebration of Life in the near future.