Feb. 13, 1945 - Aug. 24, 2012
Karen M. (Selfors) Pickett died peacefully on August 24, 2012, in Canyonville, OR, after an extended illness.
Karen was born in Bend, OR, February 13, 1945, to Einar and Aggie Selfors. She attended Bend schools through her graduation from Bend High School in 1963. She then attended Southern Oregon College and completed her teaching degree in 1967, and completed her masters in education in 1980.
Her first teaching job was in Oakland, OR, and then Sutherlin, OR. Her final and most favorite days as a teacher were at Days Creek Elementary School in Days Creek, OR. She started there in 1978 and remained until her retirement in 1999. Even after retirement she was still actively involved in the Days Creek school community. Karen enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends, playing cards, and seeing her "kids" after they had left Days Creek.
In June 1977, Karen married Ed Pickett in Reno, NV. They remained married until his sudden death in November, 2003.
Karen is survived by her daughter, Tina Folkerts, Portland; grandchildren, Megan Huggins and Matt Yarbrough of Canyonville; and a sister, Judi Price, and a nephew, Eric Price, of Crooked River Ranch, OR. Karen had two very close and dear friends, Sherry Walker of Canyonville and Sue Swenson of Oakridge who also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
Her friends and family want to thank the staff of Mercy Hospice for their support, compassion, and concern, and especially to her nurse, Deb. She was Karens angel.
Mountain View Funeral Home of Myrtle Creek is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial service was held on Friday, August 31, in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Memorial contributions may be made to Dollars for Scholars in Days Creek; the Days Creek Booster Club, PO Box 10, Days Creek, OR.