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Karen Marie Ensminger
September 11, 1955 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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On January 22, 2024, Karen Marie Ensminger, 68, of Arroyo Grande, California, passed away peacefully, holding hands with her beloved husband, Scott Ensminger. A week prior, she suffered a fatal heart attack. Her family is deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected loss.
Karen was born to Dale and Gwen Beyer on September 11, 1955, in Rockford, Illinois, and is one of eight children: Danny, Dale, Tom, Bobby, Cathy, Laurie, and Connie. Her father, Dale Beyer; her mother, Gwendolyn Beyer; and her brothers, Danny, Dale, and Tom, predeceased her. She is survived by her kind and loving husband, Scott Ensminger; her three adult children, Josh Algra, Joel Algra, and Nicole Price; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Karen graduated from South High School in Bakersfield, California, and then moved to the Central Coast, where she spent the rest of her days. For three decades, she worked as a wedding planner and event director at the Shore Cliff Lodge and Restaurant, helping many young couples create beautiful memories.
She had an immense passion for her family and friends and spent much of her time taking care of anyone in need. Karen's heart was always open, as was her home. She unconditionally accepted, cared for, and loved everyone in her life with genuine kindness. Karen enjoyed drinking tequila, dancing to Terence Trent D’Arby and the Doobie Brothers, cooking chili, and taking road trips to the mountains of Colorado. Somehow, she found positivity in any circumstance and any person. She found joy in simple pleasures like sitting by the fire with a cup of coffee and talking to her family.