Karen A. Lashway

April 7, 1951 ~ March 5, 2022 (age 70)


Rouses Point - Karen Lashway, 70, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the UVM Health Network at CVPH Medical Center surrounded by family and loved ones.

Born on April 7, 1951, daughter of Roland Snide and Alphegina (Berthiaume) Snide. Karen graduated from Mooers Central school with a degree in food service. Her love of cooking started early, in fact most nights upon getting off the school bus she immediately started cooking dinner for the family. Many people will remember her beautiful smile, warm personality and great cooking from the Blue Note Restaurant where she cooked for 17 years. Her greatest joy in life was being a mother, big sister, grandmother and friend. She was a natural caregiver.
She married Leon (Bob) Lashway and together raised two children. Gina Marie Lashway and Leon (Bobby) Lashway Jr.
Karen was predeceased by her parents; husband on March 4, 1997; daughter on June 22, 2021; sister Nora Snide; brother Claude Snide and brother-in-law Jacob Ashline.

Survived by her significant long time partner John Leistner of 24 years; daughter Kathrine and three grandchildren Willow, Melanie and Gabby, Karen enjoyed spending time with;
Son Bobby and daughter-in-law Esther of North Carolina; four grandchildren, Zebulon and Mikaylee children of recently deceased daughter Gina, and Bobby’s twin girls Sophia and Alexandra.
Surviving siblings, four brothers, Eugene (Christine) Snide of Mooers, Ronald (June) Snide of Ellenburg Depoit, Jerry (Joanne) Snide of Mooers Forks, Danny Snide (Tiffany Rabideau) of Mooers Forks; three sisters, Dianne Armstrong (Eric Schwartz) of Rouses Point, Geneva Ashline of Champlain and Donna (Larry) Charbonneau of Champlain.

Karen played an important part in many of her nieces and nephews lives.  She was loved by all and will be greatly missed including her canine pal, Bree.

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