Karen was born in Portland, Ore., to Jan Lilly and Dr. Willard Lilly. She was joined later by Susan and brother Joseph, then followed by brothers Cameron and Ross. Karen was a straight A student and graduated from Ashland High. She then attended Abdill College and became a medical assistant. Karen had a heart of gold and treated all her patients with gentle kindness. She was always there for her friends and will be greatly missed.

A gathering will be held at her home at 141 E. Hersey Street, Ashland, Ore., on Saturday, October 15, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.