Karen McCaslin Wallace

Karen McCaslin Wallace, age 79, of Amarillo, was called to her heavenly home on May 7, 2024, while surrounded by her family in Amarillo, Texas.

A Memorial celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. on May 11, 2024, at Encounter Church Amarillo located at 200 Tascosa Rd, Amarillo, Texas, 79124. Family will receive visitors directly following the celebration at 7200 Brookfield Dr., Amarillo, Texas 79124. Arrangements are under the personal care of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services of Amarillo.

She was born on December 8, 1944, in Vancouver, Washington to Mason Kenneth and Roberta Jean McCaslin. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She loved her family immensely and if you were a friend, you were family.

Karen was a proud parent, involved in her daughter’s PTA and coaching their softball and track teams. She worked for 32 years as an Insurance Account Executive, starting with Ordway-Saunders Insurance Agency, and ending with The Willis Group.
She loved fishing and taking motorcycle trips with her husband, Jackie…always catching the biggest fish!

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, and her loving husband of 58 years, Jackie Wallace.

She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Jackson and husband Gary, and Wendy Slack and husband Landen, and close family friends, their “chosen-daughters,” Debora Smith and Alice Faye Watts; four grandsons, Dylan and wife Lindsey, Lance, Shawn, and Bryan and wife Jennifer; three granddaughters, Angela and husband Doug, Brittany, and Sharayah and fiancé Dustin; great-grandchildren, Kooper, Karsyn, Finley, Maylee, Kaden, Cole, Douglas Jr. and wife Tally, Katlyn, Lacie, Zachary, Rayley, and Hadley. She is also survived by four great-great-grandchildren, Samuel, Cassia, Regan, and Zayla; sisters, Donna Lyles and Judy Pettigrew, as well as many cousins, nieces & nephews.


  1. Anonymous

    To the family of Karen Sue, so sorry to hear of your loss. Karen Sue was a great neighbor to Don & I for many years. She’ll be missed by all who knew her. Rest in Peace dear lady. Don & Judy Midgett

  2. Tina Goodson Colbert

    Debbie and Wendy, I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have such fond memories of her and Jackie from when we were younger. Sending my love and prayers to you both and your families. God Bless.

  3. Becky Davis

    My deepest and sincerest condolences to the family and friends during this most difficult time of loss. May God’s peace & comfort surround y’all during the days to come.

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Karen in person but by God’s perfect design I did get to know her very special and sweet spirit. A mutual family member, Donna Lyles had introduced us since I had also fought pancreatic cancer. Over the next few months Karen and I became pen pals if you will. What a joy honor and blessing it was to have her in my life and in my corner. When Aunt Donna contacted me and asked if I would reach out to her the intention was for me to lift,encourage and pray for Karen’s strength during this difficult battle but it was not just a one sided relationship at all. Karen was not that type of woman. She was a Prayer Warrior and a Mighty Woman of God! Oh my gosh, this woman taught me so much about faith, God’s mercy & grace, His Will and His selfless love. She stayed in the throne room just as much for me as I did for her. She was indeed a warrior for God’s Kingdom here on earth just as it is in heaven. Her race is now run and she has the victory and what a legacy she leaves behind. She has received her glorified body now and there is no more suffering or pain. I know she is now clothed in a robe of righteousness, wearing her crown of glory.
    “What a day that will be, when my Jesus I shall see. When I look upon His Face, the One who saved me by His grace. When He takes me by the hand and leads me through the promise land, what a day, glorious day that shall be.”
    May you Rest In Peace My Sweet Friend. Thank you for sharing your life with me. Until we meet again, Love Becky

  4. Cheyenne Bruner

    Karen Sue was the sweetest soul. When I got to see her she never failed to make me smile. Her company was so heartfelt. I loved visiting her and her dog and seeing the love she had for her Missy. Remeber God has a reason for everything❤️. I will keep yall in my prayers. God bless you and your family.

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