When Muffie's father was growing up in Wapakoneta Ohio, he had a friend named Fred Fisher. Fred had a sweet younger sister that Neil thought was special and said if he ever had a daughter he wanted to name her Karen. When Jan gave birth to a beautiful daughter they named her Karen and nicknamed her "Muffie" an endearing form of "Muffin". On Sunday, June 4, 1961 Karen fell while playing in a park in Seattle, WA. She had a bloody nose and had trouble controlling her eyes. Her parents immediately had her treated and tested for more serious medical problems. Tests showed Karen was suffering from "glioma of the pons" a malignant tumor growing within part of her brain stem. Over the next few months she failed and rallied and failed again, finally succumbing to pneumonia, a complication caused by her weakened condition.
Karen Anne “Muffie” Armstrong
Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, USA
|Death||28 Jan 1962 (aged 2)
Juniper Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
|Burial||Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, USA Show Map|
|Plot||Baby heart 28-A|
|Memorial ID||13166835 View Source|
- Maintained by: Art Stafford
- Originally Created by: Robert Barton
- Added: 29 Jan 2006
- Find a Grave Memorial 13166835
- Sponsored by Art Stafford
Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13166835/karen-anne-armstrong : accessed ), memorial page for Karen Anne “Muffie” Armstrong (13 Apr 1959–28 Jan 1962), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13166835, citing Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Art Stafford (contributor 47027291) .