I am really grateful to know more about Karna's life story. I think her life was a well lived life. She was kind to me when I lived in Oregon. I remember visiting her home and feeling welcome there. It seemed like there were always people and animals around the house and Karna. She loved having her kids and grandkids around her, and they gave her great joy. I saw her love for her church and her commitment to her church community. She was committed to her faith and lived out her beliefs. I met her through her wonderful daughter, Audrey, who is a strong, compassionate person like her mother. I send my condolences to her family in their grief.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Orin and family. Karna and her family have always been a part of our lives through Salem First Christian Church. In our younger years: youth groups and Silver Falls family camps, then through CWF, church leadership and hosting many weddings with Mark. Our parents were friends, we were friends with their children and our children with the Hirsch family. Thank you for sharing and making a difference in the lives of so many, Karna! Shari & Mark Ridings and Jull family
Our Love & prayers during this difficult time. We shall all miss sweet Karna ♥
Richard & Carole Adams
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful mom! I pray your memories of her bring you peace!
Beautiful< beautiful service..... for a beautiful woman.and sister-in-law... Miss you, Karna.
Audrey, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I haven’t seen her in a few years, but I remember that every time I did see her she had a big smile. It’s so hard to lose our moms. Take care of yourself.
My first memories of Orin and Karna were as a kid - when Christmas came around and half of the presents were from OK-SALT (who in the heck was OKSALT?) when I finally figured it out I was forever grateful for a loving aunt and uncle that cared enough to make Christmas nice for a couple kids.
Karna and Orin helped me serve as a missionary for my church for two years. Neither of them would ever say anything, but I owe a huge gratitude to them for helping my family, and allowing me to do that for others .
Karnas laugh and smile were contagious, I loved her positive attitude and man she could cook as as well as grandma.
Karna and Orin took my wedding photos and waited outside the Portland Temple till we could join them. Orin captured everything perfectly. I loved that they have ALWAYS MADE ME feel LOVED and special to them. They have been involved in sporting events and even my graduation. They always made an effort to be involved and part of my life. I don’t think they make two better people on this earth. I love you two more than I ever have told you. I’m sorry you’re alone Orin. I can only imagine the loneliness and heartache you must be feeling. Karna -What an amazing woman you will forever be one of my most favorite people in the world. I love you guys.
I just hope she can be an advocate for me in heaven when it’s my turn. I’ve never met a more charitable woman. I’m gonna miss you Karna, thank you for all you did for me growing up, thank you for making me feel loved.