Karen Renee (Fitzsimmons) Dickenson

Born: Wed., Jul. 31, 1974
Died: Fri., Sep. 4, 2015

Memorial Service

10:00 AM Fri., Sep. 11, 2015
Location: Burns Mortuary

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Karen Renee (Fitzsimmons) Dickenson

July 31, 1974 - September 4, 2015


Karen Renee (Fitzsimmons) Dickenson – a Pendleton resident died Friday, September 4, 2015, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington.  She was 41 years old. 

A Memorial Service will be held at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton Chapel on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Contributions in memory of Karen may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and may be sent directly or in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.  Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. 

Karen was born in Pendleton, Oregon, to Dave and Carol (Christiansen) Fitzsimmons.  She attended school in Pendleton School District, graduating from Pendleton High S in June, 1993.  She received her AA in Early Childhood at Blue Mountain Community College.  After High School she enlisted in the National Guard in 1993 following graduation and served in the Pendleton National Guard for six years.  Karen worked at Wal-Mart as a cashier, in customer service, and in the café. She worked at Cayuse Technologies call center, as well as Smith Cannery and Hill Meat.  On July 4, 2015, she married Donald Dickenson.  Karen enjoyed working with plastic canvas, playing cards and games, reading and collecting Snow White figurines. 

Karen is survived by her husband, Donald; parents Carol and Dave Fitzsimmons; son Timothy Fitzsimmons of Pendleton: Jayden Fitzsimmons of Wyoming; brother Melvin Fitzsimmons of Walla Walla; sister Roberta (Christopher) Smith of Kennewick, WA; grandmothers, Iris Christiansen of Redmond, and Kathleen Fitzsimmons of Pomeroy, WA;  and four nieces.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Melvin Christiansen and Creighton Fitzsimmons; and an uncle, Steven Christiansen.  

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Scot Jacobson
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
We never know why things happen, just that in God's time everything has a meaning and purpose. Karen's life was a challenge and had ups and downs. Through it all she affected many lives. Our payers go out to her family, and her children. May the peace of God be upon you all at this most pressing time of need.

Scot & Clare Jacobson

Janet deasy
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
I am so very sorry for your loss

Gwen Reed
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
I didn't know Karen very well but what I do know she is a wonderful and friendly person. She will be miss by many. My prayers are with her family and friends

Sandy Walker
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
Dearest Carol and family, my heart goes out to you. May God be with you and guide you through this painful time. I love you.

Stephanie Fisher
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
I graduated from high school with Karen and am sad to hear of her sudden passing. Although I haven't seen her since then, I remember she was always so nice to everyone and always had a smile on her face. My sincere sympathy to her family and friends.

Stephanie Noble
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
Keeping your family and friends in thought and prayer.
You will be missed by many.

Dawn Caldwell (Grimes)
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
So sorry for your loss of this amazing lady. I went to High School with Karen and did not see much of her after graduating but I will say this when we would run into each other at the store she would always ask how my family was and she always had a big smile on her face.

Richard Eisele
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
Life is truly short and it is important to remember all that amazing things we do in it. Karen was a very kind and sweet person. Her service to this great nation will be forever remembered. God bless her, her family and all of her friends. She will be missed, but never forgot.

Tara Enriquez
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. It is terribly hard to loose the ones we love. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends.

Ruth Fenton
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
Iris: so sorry for another loss in your family.

Jan Hood
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Karen's death! I didn't know her well, but she always had a smile on her face and a story to tell! She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Prayers for Karen and all the rest of her family - God bless!

Barbara Wright and Joe Dunagan
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
We were so saddened to hear of Karen's sudden passing. She was always somebody we considered a friend. Her warm personality and big grin will be sorely missed. Only god knows how much the human spirit can take and when it's time he brings them home. We hope that Karen will be checking out groceries in the big supermarket in the sky.

Ruth Ann Helcher (Arianna)
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
Karen I Miss having coffee with you here in the ,Giving each other gifts for Christmas ,I still have the last thing you made me .Rest in Peace Karen

shirlee nirschl
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.I share your loss.Shirlee

Doug and Janet Beamer
   Posted Thu September 10, 2015
We send our hugs and prayers to all of you during this very difficult time.

Vicki stillman
   Posted Thu September 10, 2015
i'M so sorry to hear of Karen passing, I will always remember her wonderful smile. Our prayers, and Hugs to all of her family. R.I.P. Karen. You will be missed.

Donald E Lien a.k.a Hedge Hog
   Posted Fri September 11, 2015
I am in shock , she was a great lady, and a great mother, and a great friend. I am sorry for your loss, my love and condolences. If there is anything I can do please let me know.

eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Mon September 21, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

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