Obituaries & Tributes

Karen Marie Puhlman

date of birth June 22 1965

date of death September 22 2019

Karen Marie Puhlman was born on June 22nd, 1965 to Roy and Faye Puhlman in Snoqualmie, WA. She was the 5th child out of 6. The early years of her life were spent in Fall City, WA. In 1972 the family moved to Molalla, OR. She would graduate from Molalla High School in 1983.

Karen was many things to many different people. She was a sister, an aunt, a friend, a mother, and family to many who were not related by blood. Karen worked in the Molalla community as a child-care provider. She watched over 80 different children throughout her life, starting when she was in high school. Her kind soul and love of caring for those around her made her a treasured part of numerous lives.

Karen passed away in the early morning hours of September 22nd, 2019. She is survived by her parents, Roy and Faye, sisters Diana and Sharon, brothers Ron and Dennis, sister-in-laws Judy and DeeDee, 9 nieces and nephews, 10 grandnieces and grandnephews, and countless others that she watched and loved over the years. She will be dearly missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Karen's Celebration of life will be held at Foothills Community Church (122 Grange Ave. Molalla, OR 97038) on Friday September 27th from 11AM to 2PM. In lieu of flowers we are asking that a donation be made to Molalla Youth Sports in Karen's name. Please go to and search keywords Karen Puhlman.

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Candle lit by Staff at Canby-Molalla Funeral Chapel Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Donna Hook God bless her sweet soul

Candle lit by Beth (Lasley) Gilbertson The family of this angel is in my thoughts and prayers as you move thought this.

Canby Funeral Chapel • 160 South Grant Street Canby Oregon 97013 • 266-1144
Molalla Funeral Chapel • 220 E. Main Street – Molalla, Oregon 97038 • 829-2379