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Karen Lee Clause

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Age 73, of Yuba City, CA, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2014 at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, with John at her side.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, John, two daughters Sandra Richmond (Jim) of Yuba City, and Suzette Upchurch (Edward) of Colorado, and her pride and joy, twin granddaughters, Andrea and Leanne Richmond of Yuba City. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Lon and Thelma Meeks of Indio, CA.

Born in Paxton, IL on June 28th 1941, Karen's family moved to Laredo, TX during WWII. Later they settled in Indio, CA where Karen grew up and graduated from Coachella Valley Union High School. It was there as a freshman at CVUHS she met John and a 58 year partnership began. In 1960, John and Karen married in Las Vegas, NV, and began their lives together in Fullerton, CA where the girls were born. In 1970, the family moved to Belmont CA. on the San Francisco Peninsula, raised their family and enjoyed years of boating in the Sacramento Delta as a family. Karen became a resident of Yuba City in 1991 and enjoyed 22 years in this community where she focused on her business and her family, especially her granddaughters.

Karen was a founding partner and co-owner of Travel Network in Yuba City, where she was able to share her love of travel which included 29 cruises.

A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the family home, 571 Dale Ave., Yuba City for family and friends. In memory of Karen, the family is requesting contributions to the Rideout Cancer Center, 618 5th Street Marysville, Ca. 95901 in Karen's name. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel, (530) 673-9452

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Published in Appeal Democrat from July 12 to July 16, 2014
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