Michael Justin Karr: Edmonds native cherished his time with family

Michael Justin Karr

Michael Justin Karr (Jud/Judbud), 46, of Edmonds, WA, died unexpectedly April 23. He was the son of Mike Karr and Christine Deiner-Karr of Edmonds.

Justin was born and raised in Edmonds on 81st Place West. He spent his youth playing outside with friends, going to Yost Pool, and earning badges in Boy Scouts. He developed an early passion and skill for all things computer, including video games, anything PC related, and security systems.

Family was important to Justin; he loved being close to his parents and his sister. He spent time helping his mom or sister when they needed it and worked closely with his father. When he became a father to his two amazing children, he and his wife raised them in his hometown. He taught them to be curious about the world and how to live with passion for life. Some of his passions led him to become the go-to expert in BMW, Nascar, Computers, Sports, Politics, and Mining, just to name a few.

One of his proudest achievements included serving as President of Slate Creek Mining District and Vice President of Resources Coalition, where he was active in legislation and assuring the rights of miners were being protected. He was known as warm, friendly, and wise with a great smile.

If you needed something fixed, or you wanted information on any topic, Justin was the guy you called. He loved his family and his friends – and they loved him!

He leaves his parents, sister Shanna Karr, daughter Taylor Karr, son Mason Karr, and wife, Jennifer Karr.

There will be a celebration of his life in August. Notice will be sent out via Facebook invite.

“The family requests that memorial gifts be designated to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center for the patient and family assistance fund. Memorials can be made online at www.fredhutch.org/memorial or mailed to Fred Hutch, 1100 Fairview Ave N, Mail Stop J5-200 Seattle, WA 98109. Please make sure to include Michael Justin Karr’s name when sending in the donation”.

  1. Dear Mike and Chris – I was saddened to hear about Justin. I have many fond memories of him in scouting. He and Ryan had many great times together. My sincere condolences to you both and all his family.

  2. Chris,

    I couldn’t have been blessed with a better friend growing up. We shared life’s milestones together growing up playing in dirt hide and seek Edmonds Summer Camp , Yost Pool, Boys and Girls Club , Video Games running the Edmonds streets on those hot summer nights , skateboarding riding our bikes chasing girls and living our best life on 81st Pl W .

    Even though I moved away we remained close chatting on the phone almost weekly talking about our families work our next adventures and days gone by. Conversations were always full of laughter and a few with tears. I admired your passion for mining and being in the great outdoors in your truck chasing that claim of gold and the freedom you found doing it. I know how much you loved your kids you never kept that a secret. I admired how you and your dad worked together building things . We had a childhood that is long gone our innocents and debauchery was never documented with social media and thank God it wasn’t brother.

    We had it all…..I don’t understand why God calls the good ones up early but. My life isn’t the same without your friendship and it never will be. You were my first and last ride or die best friend and brother. I will miss your smile your voice and your presence in my life’s story. I hope you are at peace pain free and giving us that great Justin Karr smile. Love you bud. You were the best friend a guy could ever ask for and a brother forever….Thank you !!

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