Karen Irene Curry

Karen  Curry

Born June 10, 1947, to Veta and Harold Bunkelman, Karen Irene Curry, 69, of Yakima, WA passed away January 13th 2017. Karen resided in the Yakima Valley most of her life. Karen was a most wonderful mother, grandmother, and wife. She was a homemaker, and a business owner here in the valley. She was the proud owner of a plumbing business which she and her husband Lee Curry had owned for many years, “SSA” plumbing. Karen had three daughters, Angie, Sandy, and Nancy. In 1980, being a single parent, while attending college to become a preschool teacher, Karen met the love of her life, “Lee Curry,” whom she was married to on December 31st 1980. Karen was a very kind and loving person who will be missed dearly, but never forgotten.

“Love One Another as I Have Loved You”


“Love one another as I have loved you”

May seem impossible to do--

But if you will try to trust and believe

Great are the joys that you will receive …

For love makes us patient, understanding and kind,

And we judge with our hearts and not with our mind …

For as soon as love enters the hearts open door,

The faults we once saw are not there anymore,

And the things that seemed wrong begin to look right


When viewed in the softness of loves gentle light …

For love works in ways that are wondrous and strange,

And there is nothing in life that love cannot change,

And all that God promised will someday come true

When you love one another the way He loves You.

Karen is survived by her three daughters, Angie Phillips of Burlington, WA, Sandy Morin of Selah, WA, and Nancy Doyle (Steve Day) of Yakima, WA; her sister Victoria (Morris) Baxter of Spokane, WA, and also her brother Jerry Bunkelman of Yakima, WA. Also her grandchildren Reily Moore, and Brenna Moore of Selah, WA, and Samuel Reedy, and Samantha Reedy of Yakima, WA. And not to be forgotten Karen’s dearest best friend Sandy Bandy of Yakima, WA.

Visitation will be January 27th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm with the funeral service following at 1:00 pm at Rainier Memorial Center in Terrace Heights. Burial will follow at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Anyone who knew Karen, and would like to join for the services is welcome.