KAREN DARLENE BELLINGAR
May 25, 1957 ~ June 5, 2016
"Karen was a strong, feisty and caring woman
who loved life and was an active participant."
Karen Darlene Bellingar, 59, of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully after an amazing and valiant effort to recover from cancer. She was born May 25, 1957 at Emmanuel Hospital, Portland, OR. She was an only child. During her early childhood years, the family lived in Alaska; later moving to Vancouver, WA in 1969. Karen attended Evergreen High School, graduating in 1975.
After graduating, she continued her education at Clark College. Karen began working in the Evergreen School District Title I Reading programs as a para-professional in 1986. She became proficient in working with children and had a special heart for students in need of an extra touch!! Heathwood Elementary became her home-away-from-home as she was not only involved in their PTA but worked there her entire career.
Karen loved and enjoyed her family. They were paramount in her life. She enjoyed camping, fishing and going to the beach to clam with her son, Ryan, and grandsons, Garrett and Blake. She was very creative and loved working on crafts. Karen was involved in PTA and in Boy Scouts helping her son become an Eagle Scout. Karen loved her friends, outdoors, animals, playing cards, and casinos.
Karen is survived by son, Ryan of Battle Ground, WA and his father, Raymond Crisman; and grandsons, Garrett and Blake of Battle Ground, WA.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Darlene Ione Hammill.
Please join the family at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on Sat., June 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate this amazing lady. There will be a reception after this service, followed by a graveside service at Park Hill Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Visitations will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on Thurs., June 16th, 12:00-9:00 p.m. and Fri., June 17th, 10:00-9:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Karen would appreciate your donations go to the Clark County Humane Society, American Cancer Society
, or a charity of your choice
Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits