Karen Louise Jaggar
1960 - 2019
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Karen Louise Jaggar
Sept. 30, 1960 - Nov. 20, 2019
Karen Louise Jaggar was born in Portland, Sept. 30, 1960. She attended Ainsworth Grade School and Lincoln High School.
In 1983 Karen graduated from Pacific University with a BS in Science, Physical Therapy and was honored with the President's Award of Highest Academic Achievement. Karen worked as a Physical Therapist in the Bay area while earning her MBA from the University of San Francisco in 1988 and a Master's Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development in 1996. Karen enjoyed a fulfilling career in Dallas, Texas and the California Bay area.
As her health declined due to the cumulative effects of Addison's Disease, Karen returned to Portland and found her outreach by connecting on-line forums for the United Ostomy Association of America and Colon Town.
Karen was preceded in death by her father, Samuel Jaggar. She is survived by her brother, Charles Jaggar; her mother, Nancy S. Black; and her stepfather, Harvey N. Black, Jr.
Services will be private for the family.
Karen loved her dogs! Memorials to honor Karen may be made to Dove Lewis Emergency Veterinary Hospital, 1945 N.W. Pettygrove Street, Portland, OR 97209, or The OSHU Center for Ethics in Health Care, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239, or a charity of your choice.
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Published in The Oregonian from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2019.
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December 4, 2019
Online friend of Karen's who's support and knowledge was so valuable to me. I will always remember Karen.
December 4, 2019
Nancy, This is Joni Macdonald from Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital. I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed Karen very much, and Molly too! You were so good to Karen with all of her health issues, I hope you realize what an angel you truly were to her. I miss seeing you. I think of you often and now I am thinking of you more. Remember that Karen is beside you, always. A daughters' love never goes away.
My kindest thoughts are with you and your family.
joni Macdonald
December 3, 2019
I am an online friend of Karen's & I am deeply saddened by her passing. Karen had such a caring nature to others & she will be missed by her online friends.

My condolences to her family.

December 2, 2019
What a great picture of Karen. Thank you Karen for your strong spirit, care for others, and love for your family. You will be missed.

I'm thinking of you - Charles, Nancy and Harvey - I pray that you will enjoy the peace that only God can bring to you during this difficult time.

Hugs to you,

November 30, 2019
Karen your words and advice were a beacon in a dark storm. Your life was so full of meaning because of the lives you touched and the pureness of your spirit despite difficult circumstances.

Rest well.
Funmi A
November 29, 2019
I was saddened to read the news about Karen although she stoically let many of us know that her passing would be soon at a website for advice about ostomies sponsored by the United Ostomy Associations of America. Although I never met Karen, I felt as if I knew her. She offered endless and worthwhile advice to other patients based on solid knowledge and her own experience -- always comprehensive, understanding, and even with a sense of humor. Not only was she exceedingly intelligent and caring, but she displayed incredible persistence and commitment. I know that others online will miss her as much as I. Am hoping that she will be reunited with her dear Molly and sending condolences to her family, all her close friends, co-workers, teachers, and anyone who had the good fortune to know her.
Diane Carroad
November 28, 2019
Thank you for your help with my dad. You will be missed by those that love you.
November 26, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I just heard about your loss and I am truly sorry to hear about your beloved sister. May she be a blessed memory.
Kathy Walls
November 25, 2019
Rest in peace dear Karen. You will live on in the hearts of many.

November 25, 2019
Rest in peace dear Karen. You will live on in the hearts of many.

November 25, 2019
RIP karen, thank you so much for all the help online thru the years. not only ostomy related but also regarding PT and such.
ashleigh clute
November 25, 2019
I hadn't seen the name for over 35 years, but when I did in yesterday's Oregonian, I was overwhelmed. I can't explain the feeling I had, as if I were grieving for her family and friends and all who were touched by her spirit and kindness. And in truth I was grieving for myself as I thought about the great, still ocean we're all adrift on for the brief time we've been allotted. I was Karen's English teacher at Pacific many years ago; she was memorable in so many ways and easily one of the best students I've ever taught. I can still see and hear her and am so sorry I didn't tell her what a light she was both in and out of class. I don't believe we read the play in our class, but I can't help but think of the noble Horatio mourning his dear friend Hamlet: May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. May those same angels sing Karen to her rest.
George Evans
November 25, 2019
Thanks for your help and advice via social media over the years. May you rest in peace.
John Carr
November 24, 2019
Rest peacefully with little Molly, Karen. --Nancy
November 24, 2019
I was so sorry to read about Karen's passing this morning in The Oregonian. I enjoyed many talks with her and her pups over the last few years as we both walked Washington Park. She was so kind and so good to her dogs! She was a wonderful person and I wish I had spend more time with her and inquired more about her health. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Molly Salazar
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