Karen Irene Dahl

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Karen Irene Dahl, 81 of Mountain Home, passed away peacefully following an illness with family by her side on November 5, 2019. A funeral service will be held at 10:00AM, Friday, November 8, 2019 at St. James Episcopal Church, and burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

She was born to the late Orville E. Dahl Sr. and Sylvia M. Johnson in Moorhead, Minnesota, on December 21, 1937.

In 1941 the family moved to Stockton, California. As a child Karen spent lots of time at the family cabin in the Sierra Mountains. Many fond memories were made there. She had so much fun with her brothers and cousins swimming, hiking, fishing and tobogganing. Karen also enjoyed playing piano and took lessons for many years as a young girl.

Karen graduated from California Lutheran Bible School in June 1957 majoring in music. She later attended University of California, Berkeley. She met and married Allan B. George in 1960. They had two children; Allan T. and Kristin George. They later divorced and she and Kristin moved to the Pacific Northwest settling in Spokane, Washington. She continued to work and attend college making many memories.

Karen moved to Mountain Home to be closer to her daughter Kristin and family. She created many happy memories with all her family and especially treasured her grandchildren.

After her retirement from the Forest Service Karen continued to share her musical talents by playing the piano and organ in church. She was a very talented musician and loved to share her music with others.

Karen is survived by her brother Allen Dahl (Daphne) Ventura, California, and family, her children Kristin Steffey (Doug), Mountain Home, the late Allan T. George (Sarra) Rifle, Colorado three grandchildren Miranda Zamora (Colton) Meridian, Nicole Wallace (Evan) Hyrum, Utah, Kenneth George (Sammie) Tooele, Utah and ten great-grandchildren; Lucas, Kyliee, Aspen, Boston, Tucker, Cameron, Travis, Markus, Kylista, and Kayzlynn. Karen is preceded in death by her parents Orville Sr. and Sylvia Dahl, brother Orville Dahl, Jr, great-grandchild Trevan Wallace and son Allan T. George.

Karenís children and family have always been the most important part of her life. She was especially close to her daughter Kristin. She always considered Kristin her best friend.

Karen enjoyed all her family and was so excited to meet her two newest great-grandchildren Lucas and Boston. We are so thankful she was here to meet them even for a short time.

Karen was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed by all. You are free now Momma no more sickness, no more pain. Soar high with the angels and continue to make beautiful music!