Obituary of Karen Schneider
Karen was born in Englewood, CO to Helen and Bill Powell. Karen married Carl Schneider in 1957 and then welcomed four daughters to their home in Boulder, Colorado. The Schneider family had many loved traditions; from weekends at Redstone to brunch at the Brown Palace.
Throughout her career, Karen worked as a mom, as well as for the Denver Rio Grande railroad, the Bank of Boulder, and the University of Colorado Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. For the Inaugural Boulder Bolder Race Karen and her family packed the box lunches. Karen enjoyed going to the post-race Bolder Boulder parties for the 40 years of the race’s history. She was a proud booster of CU athletics! Karen and Carl held season tickets for the Buff football games for over 50 years. Karen was thrilled to see the Buffs beat Nebraska earlier this month! She enjoyed being a member of the Buffalo Belles, the Boulder Republican Women, the Lincoln Club of Colorado and Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Karen is survived by her husband Carl; daughters Michelle Schneider, Janelle Stastny (Kip), Elaine McAvoy (Bryon), and Maura Schneider; and grandchildren Tiana and Evan Stastny and Shannon, Megan, and Sean McAvoy. Contributions may be made to Tru Community Hospice Care.