Karen Elizabeth Botz was born November 13, 1954, in Joplin, Missouri, to William Raymond Wright, Sr., and Wilhelmina Anne Heaton Wright. She died January 6, 2016, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 61 years. Karen completed her secondary education in Tulsa and graduated with the Central High School Class of 1972. She was married in Tulsa to Ronald Botz. Karen spent most of her working life in the food services industry and had worked for Marriott Corporation and Sodexo Corporation. She was currently a food services assistant manager at the downtown offices of Public Service Company of Oklahoma. Karen attended and was baptized at Church On The Move in Tulsa. She enjoyed a variety of pastimes including playing Bingo and going to the casino. She was an exceptional cook and enjoyed cooking. She also enjoyed taking care of others.
Loving family members include:
Her husband; Ron, of the home
Son; Ronald William Botz, Jr., of the home
Bill Wright and wife Susan, of Oologah, Oklahoma
Tom Wright, of Tulsa
Twin sister; Mary Holton and husband Larry, of Independence, Missouri
Ben Holten and wife Stormy
Drew Wright and wife Shannon
Mother; Wilma Wright
She was preceded in death by her father, W.R. Wright, Sr., and grandmother, Althea Heaton.
Funeral service will be held 2:00 Friday, January 8, 2016, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso with Pastor Drew Wright officiating. Private family disposition will be held at a later date. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 2488 East 81st Street, Suite #124, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74137. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Karen was such an inspiration to a number of people at AEP/PSO. She was always positive, kind hearted, and considerate of others which is why she was loved by so many others. She will be fondly remember as a wonderful cook and be sorely missed as dear friend.
— Katherine Polen, Friday – January 8, 2016
Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same…author unknown.
Karen was definitely one of those wonderful souls. She could light up the room when she entered….chat about a new recipe….show positivity in the face of gruesome odds… She was an awesome person and she will be greatly missed. Her warmth, kindness, compassion, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever in our hearts as well as her awesome cooking. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
— Kim King, Friday – January 8, 2016
Mowery Funeral Service Chapel
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Friday – January 8, 2016
Memorial donations may be made in Karen’s memory to:
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
2488 East 81st Street, Suite 124
Tulsa, OK 74137