Karen L. Lilly of Klamath Falls went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 4, 2012, at the age of 73.
She wanted no formal funeral services, just a family gathering at a later date. Private inurnment will be at Klamath Memorial Park.
Karen was born on April 20, 1939, in Lakeview, Ore., to Kenneth Cogburn and Gladys Cogburn McKenney. She attended Plush School and moved to Klamath Falls in 1950.
On March 8, 1970, she married the love of her life, J. Kern Lilly.
The most important thing in her life was her family. But she also enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and knitting, giving away those items to people in need. Her other hobby was ham radio. Karen's call sign was N7RBO. She was secretary/treasurer for the Klamath Basin Repeater Association for 12 years, then became net manager/secretary for the Oregon Emergency Net for 10 years.
Karen is survived by her husband J. Kern Lilly, daughter and son-in-law Ginger and Rick Flower, sons and daughters-in-law Larry and Terri Comer and Vernon and Starla Lilly, grandchildren Lori Brown and her husband Tim, Danny Johnston and wife Kara, Austin Lilly, and Alec Lilly, and great-grandchildren Travis Brown and Colton Johnston, all of Klamath Falls. She is also survived by a step-daughter DeAna Middleton.
She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Karma Coulson.
The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Charles Christensen, Kay Simmons, Klamath Hospice, and the Cancer Treatment Center.
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Published in Herald And News on Aug. 8, 2012