Karin Gausman

Colorado United States
(b. 1946 - d. 2016)


Karin Gausman of Loveland, Colorado USA died at home on April 21, 2016. She is survived by her husband Jim, their three children, and four grandchildren. Karen had many passions in life, including dance and handicrafts. Her steadfast devotion to La Leche League and the promotion to help breastfeeding mothers was evidence by her 41 years as a volunteer and mentor to women who wanted to become accredited La Leche League Leaders.

Karin derived great pleasure and satisfaction from her work in the La Leche League Leader Accreditation Department. Dedicated and tireless, she was a past Co-Director of the Leader Accreditation Department of La Leche League International. Karin promoted La Leche League philosophy and loving guidance both in her personal life and as a mentor in her position with the organization. Her ability to turn difficult problems into positive solutions was a natural gift. Her boundless love was always available to any who wished to receive it.

In 2011, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Karin refused to allow the disease to prevent her from continuing to provide the love and devotion necessary to keep her family and her career both active and productive. Karin has many friends around the world and she is thankful for their prayers and good wishes as well as to the doctors and professionals who made her journey gentler.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Karin Gausman to La Leche League International at http://www.llli.org