Karen Lynn Alveshire

August 17, 1962 — September 26, 2017

Our beloved wife and mother, Karen Lynn Alveshire passed away peacefully on September 26, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona after a tough battle with lung cancer. She was born August 17, 1962 in 29 Palms, California to James F. Lynn, Jr and Nancy Roe. Karen grew up in Houston, Texas and attended St. Johns Preparatory School and UCLA and The University of Texas where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture with a minor in Interior Design and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Karen spent many years in Aspen, CO where she met and married her hubby, Von, and gave birth to their first daughter Mackenzie Roe. The family then moved to Scottsdale, Arizona and were blessed with the birth of Molly Grace to complete their family. Karen was known to everyone as a very creative mind whether she was embellishing dance costumes, sending homemade cards to family and friends, or decorating homes as her profession. She was a supporting, generous, and loving friend. She took on anything and everything and was the definition of a super mom.

She will be dearly missed by her loving husband Von Scott Alveshire and her two monkeys (as she called them) Mackenzie Roe Alveshire and Molly Grace Alveshire; stepmother Molly Grubb Lynn; siblings James ‘Jimmy’ Lynn III, Sydney Lynn (Matt) Richeda, Tyler Lynn, Taggart Lynn, George Sledge III, Michael Sledge, Susie Sledge Sentell, and Thomas Sledge; mother-in-law Kathy Winkler; sister-in-law Natasha Alveshire; nieces and nephews Holly Easters, Cory Lynn, Christopher Lynn, Alexandra Lynn, Nico Richeda and Spencer Richeda.

She was preceded by her mother, Nancy Roe Sledge, her father, James F. Lynn Jr, her grandparents James and Phyllis Lynn, Abner and Doris Roe and a sibling John Sledge.

We will cherish and treasure our memories of Karen always. A celebration of her life will be planned at a later date in the Aspen Valley that she loved. She will be dearly missed, but may she be at peace. Lieu of flowers, a custodial account has been set up for her two daughters if you would wish to contribute.