OBITUARY: Karla Alayne (Lanz) Coburn
June 27, 2011
Karla Alayne (Lanz) Coburn, at the young age of 34, died in her home Saturday, May 21st, 2011. She is survived by her three vibrant and amazing children, Dana (10), Katie (7), and Drew (5), two adult siblings, Shenja Lanz and Bethany Lanz, and her parents Nan & Al Lanz. Karla’s entire daily livelihood and fulfillment came in the form of motherhood. She would be happy to know that her children will be cared for by the family members they’ve been closest to, their loving grandparents, Nan & Al. Karla has been known to be a pillar of strength and a well of courage. She has always stood as an example of the power of our personal will. Karla experienced many challenges and struggles in her life and turned them all into stepping stones to create greatness in her spirit. All who’ve known her have learned from her in this regard. The family wishes to thank everyone who has always provided love to the Coburn family and especially the care of her children.
Karla was a native to South Lake Tahoe, CA for 20 years and moved to Klamath Falls in 2007 for her children to have the opportunity to grow closer to their natural grandfather, Dana Coburn SR of Bonanza, OR. As a devoted wife and mother she spent many days volunteering at her children’s schools and attending to their complete health and joy. As a pharmacy technician and hospital assistant she was known to be one of the most nurturing in the business and was highly respected for the amount of detail and love she put into her work. Karla was a beautiful person who was so very loved. She will be missed by all who knew her.
A celebration of her life will be held in S. Lake Tahoe on Monday, June 13th at 1:00pm at the Lake Baron Park in Meyers, CA (1011 East San Bernardino Ave.). Please add your flavor to the celebration BBQ by bringing a side dish, appetizer, or dessert (BYOB).