2024ObituariesKaren Ann Zachary Bello

May 23, 2024by SealeUser29

July 12, 1964 ~ May 22, 2024

Karen Bello, 59, of Denham Springs, LA passed away on May 22nd after a valiant battle with Leukemia. Born on July 12th, 1964, to Harry and Ethel Zachary in Baton Rouge, LA.  Karen is a graduate of Glen Oak High School in 1983. At the age of 19, she started her career with Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA.  For 39 years, she excelled in her career and climbed the corporate ladder to reach the title of Account Manager.  December 31st, 2023, she retired from BCBS and embarked on a new journey in life with her loving husband by her side.

On March 20, 1988, Karen married her soulmate, Ron, in Thomas, Louisiana. They dedicated 36 years to each other. Together, they welcomed two boys into this world, Cody and Blake. She was a devoted mother and wife.  She was selfless and made sure that her family was well taken care of.  Her Children and grandchildren were her greatest achievement in life. Karen was a one-of-a-kind woman. She loved her family, friends, going to the beach, cooking for loved ones, fishing and spending time with her best friend, Cookie.

Karen was preceded in death by her mother Ethel Zachary and father Harry Zachary. Karen leaves behind a legacy through her husband Ron Bello, Cody Bello (son) and wife Whitney Bello, Blake Bello(son) and wife Ashley Bello and her 6 grandchildren: Aubrey Bello, Corbyn Bello, Harlyn Bello, Brynlee Bello, Presley Bello and Bryce Bello. Her sister Debbie Coco and husband Blaine Coco. Nieces, Heather Porche and Alaine Boudreaux.

Her services will be held May 25, 2023, at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs, LA. Visitation will be from 11 AM – 2PM and service will follow at 2PM.




  • Darrell Langlois

    June 10, 2024 at 9:34 pm

    Very sad for the family, she was truly loved and cherished at Blue Cross. I knew her for over 30 years and this is tough news to absorb. Wishing the family all the best, she mentioned you often and her love for you.


  • Tricia Wood Thomas

    May 25, 2024 at 11:48 pm

    My thoughts and Prayers are with her family, I loveed her she was a sweet person and a good friend.


  • Stephen Cali

    May 25, 2024 at 5:08 pm

    I knew Karen through her time at BCBSLA during the pandemic. She was always kind and engaging, willing to help however she could. She was dedicated to her customers. Not long after I got to know Karen, it was evident that of most importance to her was her love and dedication to her husband and family. I know she will be missed by so many…


  • Rip, Cynthia, Mia, and Barry Wilkinson

    May 25, 2024 at 4:50 pm

    Ron and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Karen was certainly a bright light for all of us, always with that big smile and welcoming hugs! Our family is sending our prayers for God’s comfort and strength for your family as you navigate this very sad journey toward peace. May your wonderful memories of the good times help to sustain you along with all the prayers and love now being sent your way.


  • Jill Lejeune

    May 25, 2024 at 4:37 pm

    Karen and I went to high school together and I saw her again at the Glen oak’s reunion she had not changed. Still outgoing and beautiful as always. May she rest in peace! My prayers to the family. Life isn’t fair ! She will be missed .


  • Dale Ducote

    May 25, 2024 at 1:31 pm

    Bello Family. Karen was my account executive with Blue Cross for over 20 years. During all those years we talked almost daily about one account or another. She was trustworthy and a dear friend of mine. She will be missed greatly.


  • Tina Matherne Moak

    May 25, 2024 at 12:23 pm

    My heart hurts for you and your family Ron. I will never forget the kindness and love that Karen brought to everyone she ever met, including me. She brightened every room she every walked in with her beautiful smile and compassion for others. Although we were not lifelong friends she will always be a big part of my heart.


  • Monica Decker

    May 25, 2024 at 9:21 am

    In a bittersweet moment Another Angel has found their wings & has set off on flight Safe into the arms of God & to those gone before them waiting & anticipating their arrival as they make
    their way into heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


  • Jo Ann Casso

    May 25, 2024 at 5:31 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I know how much time you all spent together and how much she will be missed. She always had a smile !
    Jo Ann Casso


  • Andrea Bob

    May 25, 2024 at 4:31 am

    Karen was the sweetest person to work with. She always had an amazing smile and bright spirit! My thoughts and prayers are with the family!


  • Dr. Loretta Cheeks, Ph.D.

    May 25, 2024 at 4:30 am

    Ron and family, you’re in my prayers. Karen was a shining light to her Glen Oaks HS peers. I am confident the memories of the love she shared over her lifetime with those she met will forever be itched in their lives. Prayerfully, her classmate.


  • Scott Giurintano

    May 25, 2024 at 3:23 am

    Karen was one of those people you will never forget. She was a great coworker and even better person. I feel truly honored to have known her. Many prayers to her family during this difficult time.


  • Wayne & Jeannie Tyson

    May 24, 2024 at 10:13 pm

    Ron, we are so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort knowing she is in a better place and not suffering anymore. May God give you the strength to pull through this hard time.


  • Joycelyn Rayburn

    May 24, 2024 at 8:57 pm

    My best friend that will live in my heart for life. I will be lost without her physical presence here with me.


  • Mike Bertaut

    May 24, 2024 at 8:38 pm

    I will miss Ks excellent questions, sage advice, and chicken coop stories! She was a great friend, co-worker and person. Karen will be sorely missed by all of us!


  • Ray & Judy Duchette

    May 24, 2024 at 5:27 pm

    Karen will be missed up here in Mississippi by her camp buddies. So sorry for you and your family’s loss Hollywood. We love you and Karen bunches 💕🫶 Just know we are here for you and your family!
    Love you,
    Ray & Juju


  • Robin Mayhall

    May 24, 2024 at 2:48 pm

    Karen was one of the first people I met outside my department when I started working at Blue Cross. She was a delightful coworker, and she always had a sweet and happy smile for me and was genuinely interested in how things were going both at work and in my personal life. She was a beautiful lady with the kindest heart. My love and condolences to all of Karen’s family, especially her husband and children. I feel sure her light will always shine on you all.

    With love,
    Robin Mayhall


  • Kristen Sunde

    May 24, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Karen was a fantastic coworker who made me feel welcome from the time I started at Blue Cross! It was obvious to all of us how much she loved her family and how proud she was of you. She was kind, funny and handled tough situations with grace. I am sorry to all of you for the loss of such a wonderful and admirable lady. She will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of spending time with her.


  • Brenda Gorman

    May 24, 2024 at 3:14 am

    One of my most favorite co-workers; we had so many great memories over the years. I will miss your radiant smile. Fly high sweet angel.


  • Janna Jordan (Veillon at work)

    May 24, 2024 at 2:44 am

    Karen was a sweet soul. She will be missed. Prayers for peace and comfort for her friends, family, and loved ones during such a difficult time.


  • Paul Bethel

    May 24, 2024 at 2:01 am

    Always smiling and cheery and such a sweet lady. She was a great work friend. I wish her husband and two boys the very best. You have my sincere condolences.


  • Jennifer Horne

    May 24, 2024 at 1:58 am

    I am so saddened to hear of Karen’s passing. Always had so much fun when we were around each other! I pray for your family that they are kept safe and close to heal together.

    My deepest sympathy

    Jennifer O’Brien Horne


  • Patty Kleinpeter

    May 24, 2024 at 1:15 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with you.


  • Bridget Perrin

    May 23, 2024 at 11:21 pm

    My heart and prayers go out to the Bello family 💔🙏🙏🙏
    Bridget Perrin


  • Dean & Missy Drude

    May 23, 2024 at 10:35 pm

    Our deepest condolences to Ron & the family. We recently enjoyed time with Karen & Ron talking about kids & grandkiddos. Karen has always been a person with a beautiful smile & a warm heart. We were welcomed every time that we saw each other with a HUGE hug, so we know that she will be in heaven sending her HEAVENLY hugs down to Ron, the kiddos & grandkiddos. Certainly missed by many…
    Love, Dean & Missy Drude


  • Sandy O'Brien

    May 23, 2024 at 8:31 pm

    To Karen’s family: please know that Karen was a lovely person, both inside and out, and always took excellent care of her business with her clients, of which I was fortunate to be one. She ALWAYS had a beautiful smile on her face and was cheerful without exception. I am heartbroken by this news. She was a super bright light in this world whose flame was burned out too soon. You are in my prayers during this time of painful loss – Sandy O’Brien


  • Milam Ford

    May 23, 2024 at 8:14 pm

    Karen – you will be greatly missed by the BCBSLA pharmacy team. You were a great account manager and even better person. Thank you for shining your light in our lives.


  • Darryl Hughes

    May 23, 2024 at 8:07 pm

    Karen will be truly missed by everyone she touched. My prayers goes out to her family and friends. May God give you the strength. My most memorable moment with when she asked me to sing, and I surprised her BREC with a song summertime. The tears of happiness when I dedicated that song to her. Will forever live with me.

    Get your rest my friend.

    Love Darryl Hughes


  • Shikira Ross

    May 23, 2024 at 8:01 pm

    Wow! This is really hard as a co-worker she was the most beautiful, genuine, and caring person I’ve met. Karen you will also be in my heart and thoughts forever and always! May you rest in peace and continue to be the angel you are!

    Your Friend Shikira


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