Karen in Newnan
Karen RIsser McClung
  • 72 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 29, 1942
  • Place of birth:
    Palo Alto, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 23, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Mountain View, California, United States
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Karen McClung, 72, born on August 29, 1942 and passed away on June 23, 2015. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Janet Mills on 23rd June 2016

"Think of you often, Karen. We had such fun times.  Your light shines on!"

This tribute was added by Kathy Doyle on 23rd June 2016

"A year later and I still miss my friend.  I can not bring myself to erase her from my email/phone contact.  I will always remember her kind spirit."

This tribute was added by Cappy Walls on 29th August 2015

"I have a calendar in my home office, and Karen's Birthday reminder is right there in front of me.  I keep thinking I will forget to get a card off to her.  Instead I am here remembering what a wonderful and dear friend she was to me.  Bruce, Robyn, and Rebecca I know this is a hard day for you. Just know that you are in my thoughts today - -"

This tribute was added by Lynda Waters on 13th August 2015

"A beautiful memorial to a beautiful friend.   I have known Karen since the 70s and have never lost touch.   As others have said she was always positive in life.  Even when I talked to her 6 days before she passed.  There will always be a spot in my heart for the great memories we made together.   My sympathy goes to Robyn ,Rebecca and Bruce whom she always talked about and loved dearly..."

This tribute was added by Keith Harrop on 17th July 2015

"Over the past 8 years, our paths crossed at work regularly and I always came away with her kind words and a wonderful smile. She was so full of goodness. What a beautiful and uplifting soul.  I consider it a privilege to have known her .  Many condolences to her family and close friends."

This tribute was added by Addie Helbling on 10th July 2015

"As soon I saw the name, although it's been over a decade since I saw Karen at my last employment, CLI, her smile and kind spirit immediately came to mind!  Beautiful inside and out, and gone too soon.  My thought and prayers with her family at this most difficult time."

This tribute was added by Leslie Kudna on 7th July 2015

"I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know Karen.  I met her through work - she was doing some training -  from there we became friends.  Always a positive attitude.  Always asking about my family no matter what she was going through.  Karen was definitely a special person."

This tribute was added by Beverly Henry on 28th June 2015

"I had the privilege of working with Karen and being her friend.  I enjoyed her optimism, her laughter, and her friendship.  She spoke often of her love for her children, sister, husband, mother, and her many friends.  

We retired on the same day in January 2015 and both of us had the same hope for a long time to enjoy our dreams.  I'm comforted Karen was able to travel, volunteer, hike, read, and reconnect with old friends in the past five months .  I miss her and promise to enjoy all the extra days that are given to me.  Blessings on her family and many friends."

This tribute was added by Muoi Landivar on 27th June 2015

"Karen had a tremendous gift for connecting with everyone. I remember first meeting Karen at our big annual employee meeting. I was a part of the team in charge of it, and I was completely overwhelmed because it was my first time. Karen was one of the dedicated volunteers who helped make the event such a success. When Karen saw my look of utter distress, she put me at ease right away with her smile and kind words. She told me to have a seat and get some breakfast. I was much calmer, and the show was fantastic! Thank you, Karen."

This tribute was added by Yvette Huygen on 26th June 2015

"I knew Karen through work. She was such a beautiful soul on this earth. I remember when my husband was going through some  serious health issues, how genuinely caring and interested she was. She was so supportive that everything would turn out o.k. and never failed to ask me how I was doing. Rarely did she show what pain she might have been enduring in her life. I will forever remember her smile when we ran into each other in the cafe, and her kind, thoughtful heart. Karen, you are missed."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Bibby on 26th June 2015

"I met Karen in 1985 and she soon became a dear friend.  Although I didn't get to see her often after she moved back to California, whenever I did, we instantly reconnected.  She was without doubt one of the kindest and most considerate people I have ever known and friends I introduced her to were immediately drawn to her.  I'll really treasure the memory of her recent visit to Atlanta."

This tribute was added by Susan Humphreys on 26th June 2015

"What a marvelous find on the Atlanta tennis courts decades ago...and what a wonderful friendship to treasure.  Such joy and kindness - taken far too soon.  August 29th will always be her day on my calendar."

This tribute was added by Kathy Doyle on 26th June 2015

""Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal."

--From a headstone in Ireland"

This tribute was added by Anna Garcia on 26th June 2015

"Karen was a class act through and though.  She had a warm smile and an listening ear for everyone who was lucky enough to encounter her.   Bless are those who could call her family and a friend.  She was simply amazing and not enough good things can be said because she lived such a quality life!   It's easy to fall in love with her energy and her spirit and she will be missed terribly.   My deepest condolences go out to all her family and friends.   Hearts are breaking everywhere.  :-(   Please continue to smile down on us Karen.  That was the gift you gave everyone every day!"

This tribute was added by Janet Mills on 25th June 2015

"I didn't know Karen before she came to work for Synopsys but from the very beginning you knew she was special.  I am thankful I got to know her better and that she called me her friend."

This tribute was added by renee mcgraw on 25th June 2015

"I will always remember Karen as a delightful, sweet and loving lady.  When she lived in Newnan and worked at my family's store, we always had so much fun.  We also had fun outside of work.  She was the best hostess, always welcoming everyone to her home.  I feel so blessed that I had the opportunity to have dinner with her recently while she was visiting in Newnan.  It was like we had never been apart.  She will be terribly missed but remembered with such fondness.  Rest in peace my dear friend."

This tribute was added by Cappy Walls on 25th June 2015

"When I am dead
Cry for me a little
Think of me sometimes
But not too much.
Think of me now and again
As I was in life
At some moments it's pleasant to recall
But not for long.
Leave me in peace
And I shall leave you in peace
And while you live
Let your thoughts be with the living.

...Traditional Indian Prayer..."

This tribute was added by Cappy Walls on 25th June 2015

"A dear friend for nearly 70 years.  I will miss her.  She was always upbeat, able to see the silver lining.  I will miss her."

This tribute was added by jiil mansour on 25th June 2015

"It has been years since I have seen Karen. She will be missed, she was such a shining light to all who met and knew her.  I will forever see her smiling and laughing."

This tribute was added by jiil mansour on 25th June 2015

"It has been years since I have seen Karen. She will be missed, she was such a shining light to all who met and knew her.  I will forever see her smiling and laughing."

This tribute was added by Donna Loken on 25th June 2015

"Over the past 4 years, I had the honor of being a guest at Karen's twice a year.  She was always positive, calm, inspiring and so very loving.  I will always be grateful for the kindness and caring she showed me and my family.  Who would have known years after being her "Newnan family" would she become our "Santa Clara" family.  Your absence is already so deeply felt, dear friend.  You are loved."

This tribute was added by Trish McClung on 24th June 2015

"My favorite memory of Karen will always be her dinner parties.  She was always so warm and welcoming.  I loved how she laughed when something went wrong and how easily she made things right. XOXO"

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