Karen Brew of Parker died unexpectedly Nov. 24, 2013. She was 59.
Karen Lee Novak was born in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 8, 1954, to Frank and Joyce Novak. The family later moved to Hollywood, Fla., where she was a championship swimmer in junior and senior high school, setting state records in the butterfly and freestyle. She competed at the international level in Ecuador. The family moved to Boulder in 1972.
She received an associate's degree in nursing from Mesa State College, a bachelor of science degree in nursing from University of Colorado Denver and a master's degree in nursing from Regis University.
She worked for many years as a labor and delivery nurse at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton. She was a nurse educator at PSL in Denver, a flight nurse for Air Life/Denver and a nursing teacher and mentor.
On Dec. 12, 1975, she married Ronald Brew in Boulder. He has family in the Delta area.
She enjoyed being a mother, grandmother and caregiver, and her dogs, Tess and Kinze.
Mrs. Brew is survived by her husband, Ron of Parker; daughters, Amber (Allyn) Burns of Rochester, N.Y., and Justine Brew of Hollywood, Calif.; granddaughters, Rylee, Lillian and Olivia Burns all of Rochester, N.Y.; her parents, Frank Novak of Longmont and Joyce Novak of Broomfield; brother, Tim Novak of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sister, Lisa (Tim) Boomershine of Broomfield; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.blog comments powered by Disqus