Feb. 23, 1952 June 13, 2012
Karen E. Neal, of La Pine, Oregon, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, of brain cancer (GBM). She was 60.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. at High Lakes Christian
Church, 52620 Day Road in La Pine, Oregon.
Karen was born February 23, 1952, in Ft. Myers, Florida, to Joe and Margie (Scherer) Chefneux.
Karen served in the U.S. Army, using the GI Bill to attend Fresno State University, where she earned a bachelors degree in nursing. She worked as a school nurse in the Sweetwater Union School District in San Diego.
She married Ronald Marable on June 30, 1996.
Karen enjoyed everything outdoors - rock climbing, snow shoeing and skiing, hiking, bicycling, and kayaking. She loved to dance; and was also known as "Little Rascal" the clown.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald Marable of La Pine, Oregon; her mother, Margie Hedge; sister, Patricia (husband, Dwight) Cole of San Diego; and 15 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Chefneux, and her brother, Peter Iverson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Charles Foundation, designated "Cancer Center (general)" in Karens name: web page http://foundation.stcharleshealthcare.org/donate or by mail: St. Charles Foundation, 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend, OR, 97701 541-706-6996.
Baird Memorial Chapel of La Pine was honored to serve the family. (541) 536-5104. www.bairdmortuaries.com.
Karen E. Neal