Diaz, Karen Isabel a 1 year resident of Hawthorne, and former resident of Lake Havasu, Arizona passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 in Hawthorne. Born in Hawthorne, CA, Karen was 29 when she died. Karen was a member of Lawndale Christian Church and she is survived by her mother, Evelia Diaz, daughter, Alexa Wyninger & son, Raymond Wyninger. A gathering of family & friends will be Sunday, December 3, 2006, 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at McCormick Mortuary in Hawthorne, CA. The Service will be Monday, December 4, 2006, 4:00 P.M. at Lawndale Christian Church in Lawndale, CA. Inurnment will be private.

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  1. Karen will always hold a special place in my heart. I will always remember her kindness and how she never gave up. I loved teaching her children. They love God with their whole heart and poured their love out to the people. I thank God that Karen and her family touched my life. Hey, Karen say hello to my Dad. I am looking forward to our talks when I get to heaven. Know that we will continue to pray for your children and that God will protect them and watch over them. You gave them a legacy of your love and taught them the most important thing- who God is and that Jesus is in their hearts!

  2. Karen, By chance I met Karen at my church in Mesa. She became my “Angel Friend” She will be missed much…. Alice Cooke

  3. Karen is one of the most special people I have ever had the privilage to know. I feel blessed to have been her friend. She is a great mother and inspires me to do the very best I can with my daughter. Karen will always have a place in my heart. I miss you.

  4. I will always remember Karen for her beautiful smile and wonderful sense of humor. She will be missed by many friends and family.

  5. I will always remember Karen as a beautiful young woman who loved her children. A college graduate, a model, a young woman with dreams. Karen always kept her faith in Jesus. She had such a beautiful spirit. My sincere sympathy to Alexa & Raymond for the loss of your mom and Evelia for the loss of your daughter. Our prayers are with all of you. Robbin Herren & Family(Sandy,Sarrah & Richard)

  6. I remember the short little dresses Karen wore when she was in High School with my grandaughter Stacey, and how cute she looked. She became such a sweet young lady and precious young mother. Karen is a beautiful angel in heaven, waiting for us to see her again. Alma Gwinn.

  7. You were loved and you will definitely be missed, you crazy Mexican. We will catch you on the flip side Karen.

  8. Karen was a sweetheart. She was a good friend of mine and a best friend of my big sister “Patricia Cowley”. The last time I had shared a moment with Karen was at my neices birthday party which was held at “The Spot” (Pizza Place) in Lake Havasu, Az. I have a picture of her holding my daughter “kamara” with my Sister “Patricia”. That was almost 6 months ago. Karen will be missed as a good friend, great best friend, the best mother and the best daughter, anyone could ever have in a life time….

  9. Karen was my best friend. I am blessed and my life is better just by knowing her. She was my first real friend when I moved to Havasu back in 93′. She went to church so we could be friends, that was Grandmother’s rule. We grew up together and have been through a lot. Karen has always been a strong woman. Knowing what she wanted, going for it and getting it everytime. Anyone who truly knew Karen knew that when she put her mind to something she made it happen. She was a driven woman with a very persistant personality. Motherhood became her, she did very well for herself as a single mother. She lived for Alexa and Raymond and worked hard to give them the best. For them I’m sad the most, we’ll always be there for them. Karen loved church and during her long battle with cancer she showed me what faith in God and grace really were. We’ve had a lot of fun together and as I’m sitting here writing this I have a smile on my face thinking about her. Even though we weren’t always Angels here on earth, I know you are one now. I love and miss you. My prayers are with you; Evalia, Alexa, Raymond and the family. Stacey (Jeff & Kyle)

  10. I knew Karen through my big sister Stacey they were both very close. Karen is a strong women that had a heart of gold. She was beautiful ,and now the only thing that I can dwell upon is the fact that she is now in heaven and is a beautiful angel watching over us. She is dearly missed by all of her friends and family. I now that I personally did not have bonding time with Karen but I didn’t need bonding time because just when I saw her its like the whole room lit up. I heard an expression that a person in thier life will touch at least one persons heart, but with karen it was different becuase she touched the hearts of everyone she knew. Her loved ones and friends are in my prayers.

  11. I Knew Karen, By My Sister in Law Michelle. She Was an Awsome Friend, and I will Always Remenber Her as a Free Spirit and as Great Mom I will Miss Her Dearly. Let God Watch Over Her in Heaven. My Condolance to her family.

  12. Karen was a member at Living Word Family Church for right around 4 years. In the time that she was a part of our lives she was such a blessing to each person she came in contact with. Karen’s life was an example of faith and love. Our prayers are with her mom and Raymond and Alexa. May you each find peace in the fact that she is with Jesus. All of our Love and Respect, Pastors Dan and Maureen and Her church family at Living Word Family Church

  13. Miss Karen was a great teacher at Living Word in the Veggie Village class. She was a great influence, and mentor to each child she taught, inspiring the kids to enjoy a life with God. Each year at Christmas she would put together a small program for the kids to do in front of the church – costumes – singing – and all. The kids will miss her very much. What she taught those children will stay with them forever. She led many kids to the Lord and even taught her own kids how to lead other kids to the Lord, and they did. We love you Miss Karen and Miss You. The Veggie Village Class at Living Word Family Church

  14. Karen was and is a great friend to us both. We met Karen when she started attending our church. We only had a few years, but we made a lot of great memories. We would go camping, watch movies, do dinners, and have bonfires in the back yard together. We will miss her tremendously. Our love and prayers are with Raymond and Alexa. You guys are great kids and we will always be praying for you guys, God has a plan for you!! Our memory of Karen will always be a happy one, one of her faith and her fight for a better life for her and her kids. She always had there best interest in mind, and that is a legacy that she left for them and example she left for all of us who had the great pleasure of being a part of her life. We Love You Karen!! JC and Julie Carpita

  15. We will never forget Karen’s love for life and her inner beauty. She inspired us to look outside ourselves and to grow. Her sweet love of Jesus was evident to all who knew her and now she is with the “lover of her soul”, her earthly suffering has ended and she has entered into her great reward! We will always remember her bravery, her determination and her faith. We send our love and sympathy, Tom & Diane Speakman

  16. I knew Karen for 4 years. We taught Veggie Village togeather at Living word Family chiurch. We always spent fathers day togeather to celebrate God as our husband & our chidren father.I love her so much.I will still keep praying for alexis & Raymon.I will also keep celebrating fathersday thinking of all of you. love always, Shelli,Tiffany & Melissa

  17. Karen you could never be forgotten! we share alot of good memoris together. you’ll always have a place in my heart.You will always be in our thoughts. We miss so very much Karen!! Love Louie ,Genevieve ,Louis , Anthony(your god son), Ryan & Joseph Viera

  18. Karen was a beautiful, sweet, sister in the Lord, who greatly touched our lives over the past year and a half. I was blessed with the opportunity to go on a trip with her to Houston, Texas last year. It was at that time that a sweet bond of friendship was made. From that time, until she moved to Calif., our family made nightly trips to her home to pray with her. What wonderful memories! After she moved, I had the opportunity to do lunch with her on two different occasions, while traveling in Ca. Her faith in Jesus, to stand in the midst of a battle, is an encouragment to all. Karen, you are greatly loved and will be greatly missed, but we praise God for the victory you now walk in. Alexa and Raymond, we love you very much and always will. You are in our hearts and prayers daily, and always will be. Evelia,we are so sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers. Sincerely, Kristin, Pete, Bryant, and Noah McArdle

  19. Karen was a good friend, and we loved her. God bless you Karen as you are walkng with our Father in Heaven.

  20. Intelligent,loving,caring,and beautiful,but most of all brave. These are just some of the things to describe this great person that God put in our lives, as a mother, daughter, family member, and friend. It saddens me to learn that my dear friend has passed. So many memories rush through my mind as I remember Karen from our first day of Kindergarten to celabrating out childrens birthdays. While growing up I moved to and from LHC a few times, moving back to havasu was always so comforting knowing that Karen would be there for me. She always put a smile on my face I was truly blessed to have had a friend like Karen. God bless you, Evelia, Raymond, Alexis and your family. You will be in our prayers. Love Always, Michelle, Jaime, Jaime Jr. & Issac

  21. Our memory of Karen is a women who was searching for truth and wanting to be who God destined her to be. She was always kind and loving to those she was around. A very gentle person. We will miss her here but are looking forward to seeing her in Heaven. Our prayers are for her children and family. Such a great loss. But she is in our furture for sure and we will meet again. Sincerely, Sharon and Ernie Kaysen

  22. Karen was not only employed by us but a sister in the Lord. She was a blessing to all that knew her,and will be missed greatly. Karen fought the good fight and won. Now she walks on streets of gold in the presence of Jesus. Our prayers and condolences to her family and especially Alexis and Raymond.

  23. Karen was a bright light in a dark world but her light will be continued through her children; we will miss you Karen but we know you are in a better place! Thank you for your love and life in our lives! Love, Ryan & Pam Speakman

  24. Karen im going to miss you. you were a tropper during your sickness. i prayed for you alot. i dont even know what to believe. i cant believe your gone. i had just seen you at church. well karen ill be seeing you up in heaven some day. i love you and miss you.

  25. I was one of the blessed people to have gotten the chance to know Karen. She was a true friend during school and an amazing mother to her children. Karen always had her childrens best interest at hand. Their was so much about Karen that I respect and admire in her ways and beliefs. I know that she will always keep a close eye on all of us.


  27. Karen you were such an insperation to me, I will never forget our talk at the beach,I had a different out look on life after that day. You made me stronger, you will be missed so much and my prayers go out to your family and the kids, see you in heaven Karen.

  28. Karen, your friendship and zeal for life will never be forgotten. Your faith could move mountains. We love you and miss you. Your memory is forever in our hearts. Raymond and Alexa, we love you and hope to see you again. Someday we will walk the streets of gold together. May the Lord bless your children with health and happiness and watch over them all the days of their lives.

  29. Always the last to know…that’s me.But that’s a good thing in God’s eyes..the last shall be first. Karen, you might have sometimes felt like you were put last here on earth, but God always puts His kids first. I witnessed your love for Him so many times as we shared hotel rooms. Alexa, you been eatin oranges in here???Only Karen, Alexa,,Kristian, and I get that one. I love you, Karen.I have so many pictures of you having fun. Helping others have fun. See you in Heaven where we can laugh like we’ve never laughed before…

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