Virginia L. “Bee” Karren, 81, of Portland, a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 8, 2005.
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Her memorial service was Monday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Portland.
She was born on March 27, 1924, at Blackfoot, Idaho, to Emma and Jack Childers. She attended school at Pondosa and Union and was a 1942 graduate of Baker High School. She attended Baker Business College before marrying Lester B. Karren in November of 1943.
The Portland/Beaverton area was her home for more than 25 years. Virginia worked in an administrative capacity in the building industry, retiring in 1999. She was active in the Beaverton Elks Lodge, Beta Sigma Phi and enjoyed the Oregon Symphony.
Survivors include her brother, Bill Childers of Baker City; a nephew, John Childers of Gresham; and nieces, Vicki Fite of Philomath and Tari McDowell of Portland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Casey Eye Institute, the Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice.
Used with permission from: Baker City, Herald, November 18, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor