Karen Karli Webb

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February 26, 1947 ~ July 21, 2023

Born in: Beaumont, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Karen Karli Webb, 76, of Bryan passed away on Friday, July 21, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Karen was born February 26, 1947, to Lester Leroy Karli and Wilma Fitzgerald Karli in Beaumont, Texas. She was educated in Houston, Lufkin and Bryan and kept learning until the time of her death. She loved her family and friends, of course. She also loved meeting new people, strangers quickly became friends or acquaintances. She enjoyed discussing ideas and the open-minded concept of respect for all people. She would want to be remembered for her love of a job well done and her efforts. There will be no funeral per Karen’s request.

Survivors include her loving daughter, Karlisa Petroski and husband Thomas of Bryan; granddaughter, Kourteney Petroski of Bryan; Son, Thomas Kristopher Karli and wife Samantha Bennet of Sweden. Siblings Kevin Karli and wife Susan of Bryan, Kirke and wife Donna Karli of Bryan and sister Kathi Karli of Arkansas. nephew Russell and Annalisa and their children Tanner and Trace of College Station, and niece Adrienne of Bryan.

Special thanks to caretaker and friend Samual Graham for caring for Karen in her own home in her final days.

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  1. Karen was a longtime friend and I’m so sad to learn of her passing. She was truly a unique person and I know her family will really miss her. I know I will!

  2. KK will always be remembered for her kindness and beautiful smile. Reunited with your beloved Don, you will be dancing in the sky.

    • Lawanna,
      I am Karlisa’s daughter, and as I read your post aloud my mother recognized your name. We are so grateful for your friendship and love over the years as you supported my grandmother after Don’s passing.
      While we will miss her terribly, we agree that she and Don will finally get to be reunited to dance in the sky.

  3. Such a sweet sweet soul. You opened your home to me so many times. I will miss our chats and your wonderful cookies. You were the most unique person I ever knew. And now you’ve found no more sorrow, no more pain and can meet all the wonderful people you loved reading and hearing about. Karlisa and Kris, she was a great American Woman♥️

    • Donna,
      Thank you for your kind words. My grandmother indeed made wonderful cookies, and it was nice to know her baking will be remembered by others.

  4. I met K.K. In Daddy’s “Writing Your Memoirs” class at the City of College Station Parks Department Xtra Ed classes. I drove over every Tuesday to take Daddy’s class for six weeks. K. K. was a great writer and a most interesting woman. Early on, K.K. worked for the phone company. By now, you have pictured her sitting at a PBX phone bank with a jumble of wires, much like Lily Tomlin. But, no. K.K. climbed telephone poles. She maintained a close friendship with the old guys years after she left the phone company. She was a Renaissance woman, welding, gardening, and doing just about anything they said she couldn’t do. She had a tough life, but she was tougher. I last saw K.K. when my friend, Travis Lull, went out of his way to bring her to my home so we could visit. We had a great time. K.K. could visit with anyone about anything. I liked hearing her slow Southern drawl as she told stories of being a woman in a man’s world. She earned their respect. My most sincere condolences to her family. May you Rest in Peace.

    • Anne,
      This was beautiful and well written. I remember how proud my grandmother was to know you. KK was all about women being trailblazers and doing what they loved, so seeing you published brought her great joy.
      Thank you for being her freind all these years.

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