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Karen Ann McAward

December 31, 2020


Karen McAward was a caring Mother, Mema,

Great-Mema, sister, and friend. She passed

after a valiant battle with Covid-19 on

December 31, 2020 at the age of 72 surrounded

by family.


She will be lovingly remembered by her

daughters: Dianne McAward-DeLeon (Ricardo),

Christine Cothran, and Michele Nabonne (Joe);

grandchildren: Megan Smith (Alex), Brittany

Allen (Daniel), Lexi DeLeon, Jay Cothran (Zoe),

and Sylvia Nabonne. Step-grandchildren:

Viridiana DeLeon (Pablo), Adriana DeLeon,

Maria Fernanda DeLeon (Ivan), and Brandi

Nabonne. She had two great-grandchildren

Lillianne Smith and Andrew Allen.


She was predeceased by her loving husband,

James “Jimmy” McAward, her parents Julius

and Muriel Lanzello, as well as her twin brother

Ritchie, and brothers Michael, and Joe.


Becoming a widow at the young age of 36,

Karen, a homemaker, went to work as a

provisional employee at American Airlines. She

was a hard worker and worked her way up to

management, became the first female buyer of

airplane parts in American Airlines history, and

worked in Warranty Services.


She never remarried, or even dated, and set a

wonderful example of courage and strength for

her daughters. She loved deeply and she will be

greatly missed.


Our family wishes to send a special thank you to

the staff at Saint Francis South Hospital in Tulsa,

OK for their care and compassion.


A memorial service held in Karen’s honor will

live-stream on Thursday, January 14, at 4:00 pm central .

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Memorial Service
January 14, 2021

4:00 PM
St. Pius X Church
1727 S. 75th E. Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74112

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