Let the memory of Karen be with us forever
  • 58 years old
  • Born on February 5, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
  • Passed away on October 27, 2016 in Campbell, California, United States.

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  
10:30 AM
The Evergreen Cemetery
1629 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Celebration of Life Memorial
December 4, 2016
10:00 AM
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
20 University Avenue
Los Gatos, CA  95030 

California Memorial Website

Posted by Pat Frye on 5th February 2018
Karen, As you celebrate your 60th Birthday in heaven; I know the angels are rejoicing with you! I miss your smile and laughter. RIH
Posted by Amanda Brabham on 6th March 2017
Karen, I Met You And Lisa Through My Sister Sheena, Your Three Were Friends. Whever You Came Around Our Family, We All Doted On The Mulzac Sisters ! Such A Beautiful Soul, Kind And Giving. You Came From Good Stock. My Time with You Was Briefly But I Will Always Remember That Infamous Smile Of Yours And The Genuine Love You Protrayed Through Friendship. May You Continue To Sleep With The Angels Now, As On Earth You Were An Angel To Many ...
Posted by Patty DeDominic on 28th November 2016
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.
Posted by Ilona Anderson on 4th November 2016
Dear Karen, 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.
Posted by Linda Matthews on 2nd November 2016
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
Posted by Pat Frye on 2nd November 2016
"Karen, 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!"
Posted by Kelli White on 1st November 2016
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.
Posted by Olinda Young on 1st November 2016
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.
Posted by Elena Stocks on 31st October 2016
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
Posted by Debbie Cotton on 31st October 2016
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.
Posted by Trea Cleaves on 31st October 2016
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.
Posted by Alison Mata on 31st October 2016
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!
Posted by Fatimah Halim on 31st October 2016
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.
Posted by Amir Alyassini on 30th October 2016
My beloved, 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. amir
Posted by Janice Chapman on 30th October 2016
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.
Posted by MaryAnn Ortiz-Lieb on 30th October 2016
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.
Posted by Linda Long on 30th October 2016
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
Posted by Suzanne Simpson on 30th October 2016
Karen, 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.
Posted by Gloria Herbert on 30th October 2016
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.
Posted by Susan Burgess-Lent on 30th October 2016
Karen was an enormous inspiration to the members and staff of Oakland Women's Center. We will miss her sorely.
Posted by Lilah Milton on 30th October 2016
Karen, 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,
Posted by Jessica Johnson on 30th October 2016
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
Posted by T.j. Harris on 30th October 2016
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
Posted by Michele Hoskins on 30th October 2016
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...
Posted by Krystal Harris on 30th October 2016
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.
Posted by Gary Jones Sr. on 30th October 2016
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
Posted by April Sudler on 30th October 2016
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
Posted by Connie Panagiotakopoulos on 30th October 2016
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.
Posted by Queen Warrick on 30th October 2016
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 .
Posted by Kathy Pidgeon on 30th October 2016
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
Posted by Theresa Williams-Stoudami... on 30th October 2016
Karen, 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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