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Karrie Sue Healy

 

March 13, 2019

After a three and a half-year battle with cancer, Karrie passed away in the early morning hours of Dec. 26, 2018, with her family and loved ones at her side.

Karrie Sue was introduced to life on Jan. 11, 1983, to Lynn and Jan (Woodward) Husby at Madigan Army Hospital, Fort Lewis, Washington. With her father serving in the Air Force moving around was an integral part of lifestyle. Several years after Karrie was born, while stationed in Oklahoma, Karrie was blessed with a baby brother, Cory. After her father's retirement from the Air Force, the family retired to Chewelah, Washington, where a year later her mother, Jan, lost her battle with cancer.

After high school, Karrie enlisted in the United States Air Force, where after her graduation she became an Air Crew Control Specialist. Karrie's first assignment found her in Abilene, Texas, at Dyess Air Force Base, where she helped to manage scheduling and activities for B-1 bomber crews, and met her future husband, Chad, a ground equipment specialist. While at Dyess AFB, Karrie, also served a six month tour in Iraq. After her return from Iraq, Karrie and Chad welcomed their first daughter Caitlynn and two and a half years later their second daughter, Ashton.

A year later the family was reassigned to Elmodorf Air Force Base in Wasilla, Alaska. It was here both Chad and Karrie decided to leave the Air Force to focus their energy on raising their daughters. Karrie, being creative and skilled at crafting, started an online craft store. Karrie kept her sense of humor right up to the end.

Karrie was preceded in death by her mother, Jan (Woodward) Husby; grandparents Keith and Sue Woodward, of Goldendale; grandfather Stan Husby of Chewelah; and aunt Leona Husby of Arlington.

She is survived by her husband Chad; daughters Caitlynn (12) and Ashton (9); father Lynn and step-mother Deborah Husby of Chewelah; brother and sister-in-law Cory (Keyla) Husby, Joplin, Missouri; grandmother Donna Husby, Chewelah; step-grandfather Robert Flugel of Chewelah; and many aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins.

Per Karrie's request no memorial services are planned but a celebration of life will take place on March 16 at 2 p.m., where a legion and Air Force color guard ceremony will take place at Mt. View Cemetery, followed by dinner at the American Legion at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers or gifts, if you would like to make a donation to Chad Healy, you can mail them to Chad Healy, C/O Jim and Patti Allyn, 110 McKinley St., Goldendale, WA 98620.

 

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