Karen Ann Uluwehi (Chong) Stancil
Karen Ann Uluwehi (Chong) Stancil of Villa Park, Calif., passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at Hoag Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kailua, Hawaii, on Jan. 11, 1967.She resided in Glenwood Springs from 1978 to 1986, graduating from Glenwood Springs High School in 1985. During her time in Glenwood Springs, she loved to ride in jeeps, to play in the sun and Strawberry Days. Karen moved to southern California and built a life centered on God, family and shopping. She and her husband were devoted to disadvantaged youth in her husband’s school and helped them to achieve their dreams. During this time, she was employed as a project manager for Ingram Micro in Santa Ana, Calif.Karen inspired others with her hunger to follow God’s urgings. She loved with a generous and relentless heart to serve. Her love and support as a wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend were unwavering. Karen loved life and laughing. Karen is survived by her loving husband, Ken; mother Millie Chong, of Silverdale, Wash.; sisters Colleen Franz, of Puyallup, Wash., and Jeri Brown, of Gig Harbor, Wash.; brother, Bruce Chong, of Savannah, Ga.; mother-in-law Hisako Stancil; father-in-law James Stancil; and many other loving family, friends and her loving cat, Jack.A memorial service took place at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, attended by hundreds of Karen’s close friends, loved ones and people whose lives she touched. Karen was remembered as a woman of deep commitment who spoke her mind and loved well. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for the Karen Stancil Memorial Scholarship Fund (contact Lynn Kramer at 714-241-6401) or Saddleback Church Care Ministries.
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