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Karen Louise Wilson

January 2, 1945 ~ September 19, 2022 (age 77) 77 Years Old


We are deeply saddened to announce the death of our beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend to all.  She left this world on September 19, 2022, at the age of 78.

Karen was born January 2, 1945, in Portland, Oregon, to Lauren and Lottie Hanley. Her two sisters, Sue and Carole, followed to complete the family.  Karen graduated from Wilson High School in 1962 and continued her education at Oregon State University, where she made an amazing group of lifelong friends. 

Karen married Robert H. Wilson on February 20, 1965.  Karen was a wonderful mother to her two daughters, Melissa, born July 23, 1971, and Lauren, born May 10, 1974. 

Karen had a long and successful career, which culminated with her 20+ tenure with Milliman, Inc. as the Office Manager in downtown Portland. 

Every room Karen walked into was brightened by her sunny presence.  She always wore an engaging smile and was happy to sit and listen to you, along with a glass of wine. Karen dearly loved her daughters, her precious grandchildren, her family, her golden retrievers, her many dear friends and her home at the beach.  She was a skilled gardener, avid reader, and her creativity spanned from watercolors, to drawing, photography, and decorating.  She loved to create a welcoming home for family and friends, full of seasonal décor and good food.

Please join us in a celebration of Karen’s life at Tualatin Hills Country Club at 9145 SW Tualatin Rd. on Friday, October 7th, 2022, 2:00 – 4:30. 

Contributions honoring Karen can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association.  Vist www.act.alz.org and search for Karen Wilson Memorial to find her tribute page. 



















































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