Karen Diane Sherburne (Reisdorf), 60, of Clatskanie, Ore., passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the Hospice Center in Longview, Ore., after a long battle with cancer.
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She was born March 8, 1954, in Winona, to Gerald and Rita (Graff) Reisdorf. She graduated from St. Charles High School in 1972 and from Rochester Technical School. She moved to Portland, Ore., in 1979 and worked for Carson Oil and later for the Rainier School District. Karen met Rodney "Buck" Sherburne on a blind date and they were married on Aug. 26, 1995. They resided in Clatskanie, Ore., with their daughter, Crystal.
Karen enjoyed spending time with family and friends, attending her daughter's ball games, camping, sewing, cooking and gardening.
She is survived by her husband, Rodney Sherburne; daughter, Crystal Sherburne; sisters, Jan Reisdorf of Rochester, Barbara (Chuck) Olson of Blaine, LaVonne Reisdorf of Portland, Ore., Shirley (Terry) Lee of Oronoco and Lois (Brian) Vaughan of Savage; brothers, Bill (Patti) Reisdorf and Paul (Laura) Reisdorf of St. Charles and Tom (Jennifer) Reisdorf of Cincinnati Ohio;, and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
There will be a memorial service Sunday, June 8, at 1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Clatskanie, Ore., 1010 N.E. Fifth Street. Pastor Paul Rice is officiating with her sister, Jan Reisdorf doing the Homily.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory are suggested to: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, P.O. Box 19023, Seattle, WA 98109-1023, University of Washington Medicine Advancement, P.O. Box 358045, Seattle, WA 98105 (checks payable to UW Foundation, with Neurology Tumor Fund specified in the memo line), or Peace Health Lower Columbia Cancer Center, P.O. Box 3002, Longview, WA 98632.
Arrangements are being handled by Groulx Family Mortuary, Clatskanie.
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Published in The Post-Bulletin on June 5, 2014