Date of Birth: December 02, 1951
Date of Death: June 08, 2021
Karin Ann Magdaleno was born on 12/02/1951 in Phoenix, AZ to Maria Cramer and Joseph Magdaleno. Karin is the youngest of three children- her older siblings are Alfred and Rita Magdaleno. Karin graduated high school from Carl T. Hayden and went on to Glendale Community College and then to Arizona State University where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Her passion for working with children led to a long career with the City of Phoenix as a Social Worker in the Head Start program. She retired from the City of Phoenix after 21 years of excellent service. Throughout her life she had an overwhelming love for California and it’s beautiful beaches, specifically Mission Beach in San Diego. Her nautical obsession not only filled her heart but every inch of her home. It truly became her little piece of paradise. Karin was a very loving, kind and compassionate woman, always giving to others and putting them first. She was funny, stubborn, full of life, and incredibly strong. Her strength and tenacity is something that made her who she was- our hero! Karin passed away on 06/08/2021 at the young age of 69. She was surrounded by family as she made her transition to Heaven. She leaves behind her five adult children: Daniel, Angela, Kristine, Joshua and Bethany, as well as nine grandchildren. “Your wings were ready but our hearts were not.” We love you, we miss you and thank you for being the best mother and nanee we could have ever asked for.
A Celebration of Life was previously held on 06/24/2021 with close family and friends. No further services are planned at this time.