- 58 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 5, 1958
- Place of birth:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Date of passing: Oct 27, 2016
- Place of passing:
Campbell, California, United States
|Let the memory of Karen be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one,
Karen Leticia Mulzac-Frye
Karen was born to John and Beatrice Mulzac on February 5, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York. Karen was a Brooklyn girl living in a California world. Karen believed that everyone should create a life filled with happiness. This is evident as she lived an exciting life, expressed the gift of life through her love for others and art.
Karen peacefully transitioned to Heaven to join her deceased father John Mulzac, sister Jean Mary and brother John Ira. Karen is survived by her mother, Mrs. Beatrice Mulzac, two loving sons Channing and Logan and their father Thomas Frye; daughter-in-law Lauren, grand children Hendrix, Margeaux and Roxie; sisters Marcia and Lisa; brothers Henry, Robert and Thomas; many nieces, nephews, cousins, 2-Godchildren, loving companion Amir Alyassini and a host of friends.
Karen was spiritually balanced and loved her home church, St. Luke Episcopal Church in Los Gatos, California. While there Karen served faithfully on the Pastoral Council. Karen previously held membership at the First Institutional Baptist Church and All Saints Episcopal Church in Phoenix, Arizona and St. Phillips Episcopal Church in New York.
Karen’s professional career included Television Broadcasting, Public Relations and Marketing. Karen was an Inspirational Speaker, Author, Artist, and Emmy Award Winning Producer. While in California, Karen spent countless hours by the beach using her creativity to paint meaningful pictures. Most notably, in 2013 Karen stepped out in faith and did what she always wanted to do, launched KMFCreating and had her art displayed in many exhibits.
Karen’s education includes graduating from Midwood High School in Brooklyn and City University College of New York and attended Universite’ Paris-Sorbonne. Karen has joyfully given her time and talents to non-profit organizations and corporate Boards, an Executive Board Member and proud member of the NBA Moms, and continued to give back to the community. Even after being diagnosed with a terminal illness, Karen gracefully continued to create a life worth living and always made time to show others how to do the same.
Karen knew that following her creative passion would not be easy. Karen trusted God and moved forward against all adversity. Inspired by her unique imagination, Karen believed 'somewhere, regardless of your age, once you get started creativity just flows', KMFrye, 2015.
A private memorial service will be held for the immediate family in New York. A second memorial service will be held at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Los Gatos at a later date. In lieu of flowers and cards, the family has request donations be sent in honor of Karen Mulzac-Frye to the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 20 University Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030. For your convenience, condolences, words of encouragement and your favorite memory of Karen can be posted below.
May you always remember Karen and may her words continue to inspire generations to come.
Life isn’t about finding yourself; it is about understanding that you were created to be! KMFrye, 2016
Family Memorial Service
November 9, 2016
The Evergreen Cemetery
1629 Bushwick Avenue
Celebration of Life Memorial
December 4, 2016
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
20 University Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
California Memorial Website
"I'm so sorry for your loss of your loved one. I didn't know Karen personally, but I know that the family is going through hard times now. Death is always hard, not only for us, but for our Heavenly Father as well. God never intended for things to be this way for us. He never wanted us to grow old, get sick, or die. He promises us that he will remove death and all it's causes at Revelation 21:4 where it says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” I truly hope that these words find you at peace and bring you the comfort and hope that they have brought me in times such at these."
"Karen was a treasure to all who had the honor to know her. She was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, friend, poet, artist and film maker. The entire Women's Festival family grieves for her family. We were blessed to know her and her loving ways."
"I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't personally know Ms. Karen, but after looking at these loving comments, there is no doubt in my mind that she left her mark on the world. God hates when we die because he is a loving god and creator. He wants to do away with death and soon will do so. (1 Corinthians 15:26)
Not only will he do away with death, but he gives us the hope to see the ones we loss in death again.The scripture at John 5:28, 29 says "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good to a resurrection of life..." May these loving words from God's holy scriptures comfort you and all your family in this time of need."
"God gives hope to see the ones we loss in death again.This scripture at (Acts 24:15)says "And I have hope towards God,which hope these men also looked forward to,that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous ".May gods holy word the Bible continue to comfort you all in this time of loss."
I met you when you were the cutest little three-year old, when I began coming to your home as Marcia's high school buddy. Therefore, you were always a baby sister until that day that you walked in to my office at City College and announced that you were grown and making new decisions about your future, the artist. I enjoyed the time you set aside to have lunch with me and was happy when you let me know that you were in Arizona so that when I came out, of which times they were many, you were so kind to be a little rock for me as I was there helping my godson's father during his illness. In fact you left me there and moved to California, and I'm so glad that we never stopped being in touch. Thank you, also, for sharing your goals and dreams with me, and for even trying to inspire the artist within me. That was probably the only target in life you ever missed, but as a tribute to you, I will continue to try to unleash my inner artist. Maybe now, from your vantage point you can help me find it.
Karen, you have done so much for so many and inspired us with your positive self. I can only imagine that heaven has opened its doors to a new contributing artist who will paint it even more beautiful than it was. Letting go of you is difficult, not only because you were like my little sister who I watched grow up, but because of the transition that got made when you became a mentor to me in terms of inspirational thinking and everlasting hope. I will miss you so much and that I can no longer call you is not a limitation because I will just think of you and know that you're sending me answers and helping me to unleash the sleeping artist within. Thank you, precious Karen."
"May the love that surrounds you be a source of comfort-my sympathy and love go out to the Frye and Mulzac Family.
Love & Blessings
Cousin Linda Matthews"
You touched so many lives; you had such a passion for life! I remember how we use to plan our boy's summers and how you and I were determined that Channing,Marcus,Logan and Aaron as cousins would have strong family bonds that led to great adult relationships,your commitment to family and friends was awesome. Karen I can still hear your hearty laugh! Your legacy will be passed on to your sons and their families. Rest in Peace with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!""
"Karen you were such a wonderful light and inspiration you will truly be missed. Thank you for the creation of the Drama and Writers Workshop were we looked inside ourselves and we brought past people to light in a whole new way. To your family, God bless and keep you."
"Like many of you, I got to know Karen through the All Saints and Xavier-Brophy community. Our kids even had the same name and our Logans were in the same grade. We shared many great trips and meals and one of our favorite places was Santa Barbara. One of my best memories of Karen will always be her infectious laughter and she told me how she valued keeping things light with her boys through humor. Rest in peace dear Karen. Peace and love to Logan, Channing and Lauren and all the Mulzac-Frye families."
"Channing and Lauren, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your gorgeous Mom. Our hearts and thoughts with you and your entire family. Love to you both, Elena, Brad & Tay"
"I met Karen briefly in 2013. During our brief chat she spoke of her love for her family and need to protect her son Channing. I admired her loyalty and dedication. Karen, rest in paradise."
"Karen has such an amazing way of HEARING what you are trying to say so even you yourself can understand better. Synthesyzing our vague ideas into workable steps and goals to launch us ONWARDANDUPWARD. I know her spirit will continue to inspire, guide and surprize. I am sure she has told God how wonderful each of us is. Thank you and Keep up the awesome work."
"Karen - I am so blessed to have known you during the short amount of time that I did. Thank you for the wisdom you bestowed upon us at the Oakland Women's Center. One day you asked us to give a one word description of everyone in class (and ourselves) and the word we used to describe you still sticks in my mind...warrior. You fought hard and valiantly! Rest peacefully!"
"My beloved sister. I can see your beautiful face as we laughed about old times and ate the delicious lunch you prepared for us. You are a Divine Light and I'm blessed to have basked in it. Love you sis. My prayers to your family."
How can it be that you are gone? Ours was all too short a time. Your beauty and dazzling presence made for an immediate attraction. Your kindness, creativity and open heartedness towards people cemented the bond. You so clearly cherished life. It showed in your poetry and painting, in your love for your sons, family and many friends.
Throughout all our time together you drew on your deep spiritual strength to infuse every precious day we had together with love and hope. I am humbled by the courage I witnessed in you, the risks you were willing to take for us to be together just a little while longer. I am so grateful that I was able to help you through this cancer challenge, to give you back in small measure what you have so generously given to me
My dearest beloved Karen, I never dreamed of such a love. I will live the rest of my life so as to honor it and the precious gift you gave us all by your luminous presence here on this earth.
"Rest In Peace sweet Karen. The memories we shared will remain forever in my heart. Our times together, although not that many, will be memories I will treasure."
"Many memories, Ms Karen - from All Saints', Kaballah class, Girls' trips, basketball games, more basketball games, our boys graduation from grade school, high school and college, you teaching Juliann how to make mac n' cheese, parties, dinners, laughter, tears, sheer joy the evening Barack and Michelle entered the White House, meeting each of our families and sharing some very special moments. I can't help but think the skies will present a volume of colors and designs brushed by your talents. May all find peace and your family hold joyful memories."
"To Tom & Family, Nick & I send condolences to your family. Karen was a Bright Light full of Joy while living in New Hampshire. May God continue to keep you in his loving care.
Peace & Blessings
Nick & Diane Long"
It's been awhile since you left NH. Your have imprints are carved in our mind. Your energy, your dedication, your creation of the Drama workshop will always be remembered. May you rest in peace."
"What a joy to have shared wonderful life moments with such a beautiful spirit. Karen, you truly uplifted and enriched many with your presence, your caring and your unforgettable smile. The love & blessings are eternal."
"Karen was an enormous inspiration to the members and staff of Oakland Women's Center. We will miss her sorely."
There are not enough word to express the sorrow I feel. So I will just say I was blessed and enjoyed being in your presence. Your smile always lit up the room. I'm reflecting on the fond memories of us giving Michele a break and the fuss we both made over the twins. You really were the big sis Michele never had. I know Michele is feeling the void of your departure but just like you she will cling to God's hand for strength. I will continue to lift your family up in prayer and always think fondly of you when I see or smell our favorite flower,"
"Karen, I looked forward to seeing you at our yearly sisterhood conference and missed you when I didn't attend. I enjoyed your words of encouragemnets. Rest in Peace my sister! Gone but not forgotten"
"I remember being homesick when visiting you and Channing in AZ, but being comforted by how much you reminded me of my own mother.
Love you Aunt Karen"
"It is hard to believe that I will never hear you call my name, exchange a recipe, swap stories or laugh with you again. The special 30-year bond, uniqueness of our friendship no-one will understand. The vacations, long walks and even long calls on Sundays still fill my heart with joy. The Lord has taken you away, but I find comfort knowing that you are happy, resting, and smiling in Heaven as you paint with the angels. Are you working on Jesus’ self portrait? Lol
Thank you for being there when 'your twins' were born, being a wonderful God mother, for the prayers, staying by my side and encouraging me. Who can forget that special dance we did at my wedding? I am grateful for the connection we made when we first met and for you allowing me to be a part of Channing and Logan's life.
Your words ‘the things that make you different are the things that make you beautiful’ will forever live in my heart! I will honor the last promise I made to you! You are now home where you belong..."
"Karen I saw the love you had for your children and family, fearlessness your in your spirit, and your care for people. You've been a light and inspiration to many. Rest now in the arms our Heavenly Father."
"Karen....you have touched the lives of many and those memories will forever be cherished through your legacy....on behalf of my family in Lousville,Channing and Logan our love thoughts and prayers are extended over the miles.....i am so very glad Michele Hoskins shared a loving relationship with You -Karen that will last a lifetime.......God bless the entire family during this homegoing celebration"
"RIP Karen! You fought hard for your life while always being positive. You created beautiful works of art that will always be remembered. May GOD watch over your two young sons. They will be just fine because you taught them well. To GOD be the glory! Much love from Aunt Lena, Gayle, Joe, April & JJ"
"Rest In Peace sweet Karen. Your legacy lives on with your two greatest accomplishments Channing and Logan. Love, thoughts and prayers from the P's."
"Our beautiful Karen , you have touched my life in more ways then one can imagine . i always admired your strength and your nothing can stop me attitude . Most of us just think it but know not you you we're defintely a doer . thank you for the times we shared our sisterhood was real . Just last week I made the French bread , fig butter and pear recipe that you made when we were tapeing our show in Phoenix .
It's the little things like that ,that will all ways make me smile and remember the sisterhood that we shared . I know that someday we will meet again and I am grateful to know that I have a angel like you looking over us all . Rest In Peace our sister ."
"Will miss you Karen- a fellow Brophy College Prep mom- we had many fun times with our boys Logan & Austin- will always remember the graduation party at your house and hearing about the food you cooked for the boys- also will always remember your broadcast from the Suns Gala at talking stick- you brought a wonderful and exciting vibe to my event and I was so grateful- I will remember your beautiful smile and your zest for life! Rest In Peace my sweet friend"
You fought the good fight, you lived the good life and your imprint on others ran deep. Peace unto you and your family! You are missed and above all, you are loved by many!"
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