Karen Emily Clark (Mastrud)
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July 21, 1943 - November 30, 2012
Karen passed on to her Lord on November 30th, 2012 due to cancer. She was 69.
She was born in Clarissa, Minnesota on July 21st, 1943 to Arthur & Beatrice Mastrud.
She moved to Bend Oregon when she was 5 years old. In July 1974 she moved to Caldwell Idaho where
she worked at the Canyon County Courthouse until moving back to Bend in 1983. She worked for the
Deschutes County Courthouse until retiring in 2002.
She married Larry Schossow on October 2, 1960. They had three children together.
After moving back to Bend in 1983, she met the love of her life David A Clark. They were married on
July 5th, 1986. Last year she and David celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at their home in Burns,
Oregon, where they have lived since 2007.
While living in Burns she met many new friends and became reunited with old friends from her past.
She joined a knitting group which gave her the nickname "The Afghan Queen". She knit almost every day
since childhood. Aside from knitting she loved camping & fishing. She was also an avid reader, always
having a book close by.
But most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Dave Clark of Burns; her children, Kerri Lynne of Bend, Kip & Stacey
Schossow of Caldwell Idaho, Kyle & Anita Schossow of Bend, and her stepson Michael Clark of Canby
California. Grandchildren: Sarah, Jeremy, Abigail, Jennifer, Jessica, Nicholas, and Trevor. Great
grandchildren: Dorothe, Aniston, Maddox, Camille, Ayla, Lucy, and Sawyer. Siblings: Harold & Merilyn
Mastrud, Lowell & Sharon Mastrud, Marshall & Dorie Mastrud, Dale & Shelli Mastrud, all of Bend, Mark
Mastrud of Tillamook, Arlene Buechner of Salem, Marietta & Harry Lucas of Redmond, Susan & Bill
LeBrey also of Tillamook and Judy Meyers of Bend. And numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, older brother Ron Mastrud, infant daughter B. Schossow and
first husband Larry Schossow.
Two memorial services will be held.
December 13th, 2012 at 11:00am at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Burns and December 20 th, 2012
at 11:00am at The Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room in Bend.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Dec. 11, 2012