Karen was born in Greeley, Colorado, to John and LeeSanne Buchanan, the oldest of 5 children.
She had 3 beloved children; Liam, Julia and Eleanor.
Karen loved books, gardening, cooking and most of all spending time with her family and friends.
She will be remembered for her thoughtfulness, intelligence, sense of humor and most of all, her love for her children.
She is survived by her 3 children, parents, 2 sisters; Kristin and Kim and her brother, Tim, as well as her 7 nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be announced at a future time.