Karri-Lee Forde

October 8, 2013

By Contributor

Karri-Lee Forde, of Sammamish, loving wife to Joseph and cherished mother to Jonathan and Stuart, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at age 55.

Karri was born to Forest Huff and Carol Myers on Nov. 19, 1957, in Seattle. Karri grew up near Juanita and enjoyed an active childhood studying ballet and excelling in skiing. As a teenager, she moved to London with her family where they spent the year traveling before returning and graduating from Juanita High School.

Karri-Lee Forde

Karri-Lee Forde

Karri then attended San Jose State University and spent the winter months following her passion of skiing and instructing in Sun Valley and Lake Tahoe. It is no coincidence that she met her husband Joe at Alpental, and they enjoyed their first date skiing the next day. In 1984 they married, and together they began their family. Later on, she joined him as the office manager of the family practice, Forde Financial & Tax.

Karri had tremendous love for her family and friends, and was an active presence throughout the community. She could faithfully be found cheering on the sidelines at her children’s soccer games, volunteering in the classroom, helping families in need and enriching the lives of all who met her. Her warm and welcoming nature was without question or hesitation, and many regarded her as family.

Karri cherished time with her family, whether it was spent traveling to her favorite city, Paris, golfing in Hawaii or enjoying the family’s favorite pastime, skiing. She embraced life and brought joy and happiness to all around her. It was her great passion to share her experiences with family and friends.

Karri is survived by her husband Joseph, sons Jonathan and Stuart, father Forest C. Huff, mother Carol Myers, sister Terri-Anne Varner and brother Forest A. Huff.

A celebration of Karri’s life will be held at Glendale Country Club on Oct. 9, 2013, from 1-4 p.m. with words of remembrance at 2 p.m.

The family suggests remembrances in Karri’s honor to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation or The City of Hope.

Friends are invited to share memories at www.flintofts.com.

 

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