Karen passed away after a brief and sudden illness. We will miss her for her straight forward eagerness to make things happen. She was a key volunteer for the Ceramics Guild in Corvallis for many years before moving up to the Portland area and jumping into helping the OPA. Karen took pottery classes as an escape from parenting and daily life, and pottery became one of her life’s enjoyments. Here she is at the Holiday Craft Fair in Corvallis a few days before before she died.