TAMBLYN KAREN E., January 29, 2013, Age 69. Beloved wife of William C. for 48 years. Loving mother of Karie Brockbank (Tom) and Wendy Smith. Cherished grandmother of Brendan Brockbank and Easton Smith. Survived by both full and half siblings including, Richard Baker (Gail), Holly Ensman, Jill Lloyd (Jim), Mary Beth Lawrence, Robert Baker and Craig Indyke. Also survived by loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Murray Baker and Thelma Ensman. Memorial Service Saturday (February 23) 2 p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd. (between Maple and Big Beaver). Memorial tributes to American Cancer Society. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com
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Dear sweet funny loving Karen,rest in peace.We will all miss you so much.
I was blessed to know Karen, having met her thru her dear friend Pat. We were a small group of 4 I named the Yaya Sisters after the movie. She was fun to be around, I loved her laugh and her famous expression, "Oh for God Sake". I lost my sister to lung cancer 8 months to the day before Karen. The two of them shared a common bond, not one any of us would care to share. I prayed Karen would be spared and be with us a whole lot longer. Apparently I did not pray hard enough. I am going to miss my friend but will always cherish good memories. I hope you find that lucky slot machine up there Karen.
Dearest Sister, We became sisters by chance but remained sisters by choice. Every time I eat a tuna salad sandwich I will remember all of the times we ate them together. Will miss you forever!
My sweet,loving sister you will be missed but never forgotten. I will always cherish the great memories as a young man spending time with the tamblyn family, that will always be with me.You will be missed and always loved!!