Karen Lynn Anderson

Anderson Karen Lynn Anderson, age 49, of Knoxville, passed away due to trauma from a fall on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Karen was a graduate of Hocking Technical College and The Ohio State University. She worked at Ohio's Center of Science and Industry (COSI) and was the former Executive Director of the Knoxville Recycling Coalition founding the Purple Paper Eater among other accomplishments. Most recently, she owned Interesting Developments photography studio and worked for the Tennessee Consortium for international studies. Her hobby was hobbies and among those were ukuleles, magic, iado swords, and kite flying. Her passion was for all animals but her biggest love was birding and sharing that love for birds with others. Her creed was "grace, love and relationship" and she lived that every day and continues on with her gift of organ donation. She was preceded in death by her beloved grandmothers, Irma Anderson and Olive Harter. She is survived by her partner of 22 years, Audrey Williams, Knoxville; father, Karl Anderson and mother, Ruby Anderson of Columbus, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Michele Anderson and nieces Arin and Sarah of Flower Mound, Texas; great-aunt, Iva Mae Passen of Columbus; and Audrey's family: father and mother, Grady and Jeanne Williams of Athens, Tennessee who loved her as one of their own; brother and sister-in-law, Andy Williams and Sayuri Sato and nieces Hana and Lisa of Isahaya, Japan; sister and brother-in-law, Amber Williams and Christopher Caldwell and niece, Iris of Knoxville, Tennessee; brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Pamela Williams and niece and nephews, Jack, Margo and Quinn of Davis, California and a host of other beloved friends and family members. Family and friends will gather from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Knoxville, Tennessee. A Memorial Service will follow at 4 p.m. A Memorial Service will also be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at North Broadway United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton, PA or to Community Shares in Knoxville. Arrangements by CREMATION OPTIONS, INC., (865)6WE-CARE (693-2273). www.cremationoptionsinc.com


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 21, 2013