Karen Frances Schuldt was born in New York on July 16, 1943 and died peacefully on May 2, 2015. After serving in the U. S. Navy, Karen made California her home for the past 51 years. Trained as a registered nurse, her passion was in pediatrics up to her retirement. She always had a love for people, the outdoors and "strays". She was predeceased by her parents Arthur John and Frances Evelyn Schuldt, a brother Thomas, and a sister Barbara. Karen is survived by her loving partner of almost 34 years, Dana Walker, and two brothers who adored her-Artie and his wife Becky and Kenny and his wife Kristy, both of Bossier City, Louisiana and many nieces, nephews and cousins.