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Karen Sue Shields, 60, died peacefully in her Yuba City home on Tuesday January 6, 2015 after a 7 month battle with Cancer. Karen had also bravely fought MS since 2006. Karen was born January 5, 1955 in Oroville, California.

She is survived by her mother Mary Jo Jackson, four grown children, sons Jason and Anthony and daughters Aisha and Jaclyn, five grandchildren, brother Michael and wife Kathleen, sister Marilyn and husband Jim and many nieces and nephews, cousins, and many, many loving friends and family. Karen also has one younger brother who is deceased, Kenny Ray.

She loved her family so much and loved spending time with them. Karen served in the Navy for 3 years and was a civil servant for 25 years. She traveled and lived in many places throughout her service. In Guam, Japan, Florida and then in California where she retired while living in Barstow California and moved to Yuba City. She attended college and became a Master Gardener, gardening and working in the yard being one the things she loved to do. She loved cooking and entertaining guests, she loved life to the fullest, she was cheery and always positive even to her very last days here on earth. She loved crafts, art and was an artist in her own right. She loved reading a good book and writing. Karen joined a bowling league in Yuba City and a card club where she played cards every week. Karen's kind and encouraging friendship will be missed by so many.

A celebration of Karen's life was held in Sutter Buttes on January 10th, where friends and family gathered in her honor and celebrated her life as she asked that we spread her ashes there and released 60 balloons. We reminisced of a Great lady, a daughter, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, an aunt, a cousin and a good friend.

You will forever be in our thoughts and memories of you will always be sweet. RIP Karen Sue Shields.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Jan. 21, 2015
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