Karen Yvonne Boyd of Eugene, died peacefully on December 30th at the age of 80 years old.
Born in Palermo, CA, on January, 26,1941 to Pete and Irene (Edwards) Ronsse, Karen graduated from high school in 1959 in nearby Oroville, CA where she was named a Future Farmers of America Sweetheart. She later moved to Portland and eventually to Eugene, where she lived for almost 50 years.
A fun-loving and sweet natured friend to all, Karen leaves behind her love of gardening and her beloved pets. She is survived by the love of her life, Phil Boyd, her husband of 42 years. Phil built the house that they lived in for their entire marriage near the property where he grew up as a child. Karen is also survived by her daughter, Kelli McSherry (Mike), grandchildren Finn and Daley of Seattle, WA, step-children Jeff, Kim and Shawn Boyd, twin sister Sharon Moody, sister Barbara Ladd and brother Pete Ronsse. Karen was preceded in death by her daughter, Terri, and her brother Don.
Special thanks for the guidance and care by Peace Health Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Greenhill Humane Society.
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