Karen Lynn Hillman Landwehr of Mohave Valley, Arizona, formerly of Powell and Billings, Montana, died May 7, 2018, at Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona, after a short but hard-fought battle with a rare form of cancer. She passed away with her beloved husband holding one hand and loving mother holding the other. Her passing came early at the age of 60.
Karen was born June 11, 1957, in Powell, where she spent her childhood. After graduating from Powell High School in 1975, she attended Northwest Community College for a time, later moving to Billings, Montana, where she enrolled in a keypunch operating course at the Billings Business College. She then began working at Security Bank. Although the company (now Fiserv) changed names many times, as did her position within it, she remained employed by them for 42 years, right up until the time of her death.
It was in Billings that she met the love of her life, Alan Landwehr. They were married Dec. 10, 1989, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They spent 37 years together building a loving family. Being a wife, mother and later a grandmother brought Karen the greatest joy.
Karen and Alan moved to Mohave Valley in 2015. There they enjoyed taking trips into the desert on their side-by-side and spending time with wonderful friends and family.
Karen’s grandparents Lily and John Skelton, and Erma and Oscar Hillman, as well as her stepfather Sonny Galovich, preceded her in death. She will forever be lovingly remembered by her husband Alan Landwehr, their children Kasey and Kory Landwehr, granddaughters Avalon and Cloe, mother Ruth Galovich, father Gary Hillman, sister Debi Marchant, brothers Bart and Donny Hillman, nephews Tyler, Brenton and Darin Hillman and Spencer Marchant. She also had many other wonderful friends and relatives too long to list. She will be deeply missed by all.
A celebration of life for Karen will take place on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center in Billings, Montana.