Karen Marie Clark passed away peacefully after a battle with vascular parkinsonism at the age of 72. Karen was born to parents Dale and Lorene Bergh, growing up and attending school in Gresham, OR where she played the saxophone. She also lived in Washington state and spent winters in sunny Arizona. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend.
Karen will be remembered for her kindness she showed to others, making connections with people wherever she went. She loved to tell stories and make others laugh. She excelled in the sport of golf and was featured in the paper many times for winning numerous state championships. Other interests included bowling, tending to her home and garden, playing cards, and spending time at the Oregon coast. Most of all she loved spending time with her husband, kids, grandkids, and friends. The relationships she had were very important to her and had a special place in her heart.
Karen is survived by her husband Gene Clark. Her children Kristina, Mitchell, and Julie as well as stepchildren David and Amy and stepson Chris, who preceded her in death. She has 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. Karen also has 2 sisters, Janet McGill and Sandra McKenzie, and a brother Paul Bergh.
She will be forever loved and missed by her family and friends.
Karen’s memorial service will be on: Friday, August 26, 2022 ~ 2:00pm at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 SE Roberts Avenue, Gresham, Or 97080
Donations can be made, in her honor, to the Parkinson’s Foundation