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Just thought that I would put Karen's obit out there. It was so hard to write it. Ya'll know. Thanks - Anne Tanner

Karen S. Medde, 50, of Louisville died peacefully at home Friday June 22nd.

Karen was born June 26, 1956 in Denver, Colorado to Ves M. Medde and Letha V. (Scollick) Medde. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Denver in 1974; from the Community College of Denver in 1976 with her Associates of Arts, Industrial / Commercial Drafting degree; from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1991 with her Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering Degree; and from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1992 with her Master of Science, Civil Engineering. She held a Colorado Professional Engineer's license as well as a certification in Floodplain Management and was involved with the Colorado Association of State Floodplain Managers.

Karen was an employee of Public Service Company of Colorado from 1976 – 1991. She started out as a Clerk and worked her way into a Draftswoman position and then as a Civil Engineering Designer.

Beginning in 1992, Karen worked for the City of Boulder in the Public Works Department in various capacities. She started her career with the City as a Civil Engineer and then as the City Engineer. In addition, she also worked as a Project Specialist where she assisted members of the public with understanding Boulder's codes and regulations related to development. Most recently she worked as the Greenways and Floodplain Engineering Project Manager.

Karen attended the First Congregational Church of Boulder, as well as practicing in the Buddhist tradition. Her hobbies were watercolor painting, stained glass crafting, gardening, traveling, river rafting, and walking the Boulder Creek Trail.

Her survivors include her spouse, Anne L Tanner of Louisville; their two daughters, Monica Tanner-Medde and Andi Tanner-Medde of Louisville; aunties, Eva McCarthy and Louise Farmer; and cousins, Jeff Farmer, Elise Kirby, Cindy Wohl, Sharon Green, Glynis Goldtrap, Dan McCarthy, Bonnie McCall and Cathy Armour. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Chuck Medde.

A Celebration of Karen's Life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 28th at the First Congregational Church FAITH Center, 1128 Pine St., Boulder. Reverend Chris Gilmore and Reverend Martie McMane will be officiating. Services will conclude with a reception.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tanner-Medde Children Education Fund, c/o Boulder Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union, 2800 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303.

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take care of yoppurself and the ones around you right now. We are here whenever you need us for anything at all. I knnow how hard this is for everyone. Prayers and good thoughts. Remember the fun times especially. :(

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My heartfelt symphathies goes out to you and your family. Please accept the help of family and friends to lean on during these must difficult times.

We are always here for you also.


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