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Palmer resident Karen Ann Lason, 64, died of natural causes Jan. 9, 2008, at home.
Karen was born July 11, 1943, in Bellingham, Wash.
She came to Alaska in 1988 and had live on Afognak Island and in Palmer.
Karen was employed at Mat-Su Regional Home Care & Hospice from 1995 to 2007 and had worked with Alzheimer's patients.
Her family members wrote: "She was a caring, nurturing person who always had a smile for everyone. She will be greatly missed."
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eric and Jessie Plattner; spouse, Claude "Corky" Lason; son, Kim Lason; and sister, Judy Lason.
Survivors are her sons, Bruce W. Lason and Tracy R. Lason of Lake Stevens, Wash., and Jeff L. Lason of Palmer; daughter, April Lason of Seattle; grandsons, Damien M. Lason, Ty T. Lason and Russell W. Lason; granddaughter, Lindsey Lason; great-grandson, Eugene Lason; and sisters, Linda Dittenber of Everett, Wash., Marlene Blockley of Deming, Wash., and Nora Plattner of Bellingham.
Arrangements are with Alaskan Heritage Memorial Chapel and Crematory.
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