In Memory

Karen Mirafuentes (Elliott) - Class Of 1962

Karen Mirafuentes (Elliott)

Karen Mirafuentes Elliott
1944 - 2018


Loving, wise and beautiful, Karen Mirafuentes Elliott 73, dies January 5, 2018 at her home after a five-year battle with ovarian cancer. Born on September 23, 1944, in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, as the oldest child of Loreano Mirafuentes and Barcelisa Mirafuentes (Dellatan), Karen spent her early years in Hawaii and Japan.

Karen married her high school sweetheart, Bill (COL USAF, Ret.), on September 11, 1965, and they spent the next 52 years working and living all over the U.S., Europe and the Far East. Their wonderful life together was shared with their daughter, Liana and son Brian. Liana and her husband, Thomas Berghoff (COL USAF, Ret.), have four beautiful children, Taylor, Michael, Brenna and Matthew, who were the absolute joy of Karen's later years. Karen's life was filled with her love for friends and family, and she brought joy to everyone she met. To have been a part of her life is an enduring pleasure for all who knew her.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Saint Junipero Serra Parish in Lancaster, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to City of Hope, Lancaster, California.

Aloha, Karen  🌺 We miss you. 




The Johnson High alumni will miss Karen very much.

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01/12/18 12:59 PM #1    

Tony Hart (1962)

A most beautiful person always so full of life.  What a graceful and elegant lady who made all feel her joy of life. She taught me how to do the "twist" at the teen club and was always a graceful mentor during those teen times. She was even more beautiful inside than her natural beauty.  May we all cherish her memories and bless Bill and her loved ones during this time.  It was an honor to have known her!



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