Karen Margaret (Jetley) Howell died July 31 in La Grande, where she had resided for several years at the Evergreen Vista Nursing Home.

Karen was born April 13, 1931, to Arthur Christian Lee and Margaret Jennie (Welcome) Jetley, the younger of two children. She attended school in Burns, graduating in 1949.

Karen and Melvin (Sonny) Howell were married in Burns in 1949 and later divorced.

Karen is survived by her daughters Sherri Howell of Eugene and Tinley Vickers of Adrian; in-laws Marie Jetley of Mountain Home, Idaho, Betty (Howell) Delaney and husband Bill of Sutherlin; and numerous grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Wesley T. Jetley; daughter Koral Howell; and son Nick Lee Howell.

Interment will be in the Burns Cemetery.

No service is planned.

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