Karen passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021, peacefully with family surrounding her. She graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 1955. A creative and adventurous spirit, she raised her children in foreign countries, embracing the arts and cultures of numerous countries and exposing her children to the world. She was a gifted artist, and she left a legacy of her life's creations. Karen made friends wherever she went and captivated people with her ability to tell stories of her life.
Karen is survived by sisters, Kay (Roger) Berger and Linda (James) Hoke; children, Anthony, Nicole, Benjamin (Susan), and Melinda; grandchildren, Adrienne (John) Krejci, Max (Janie) Church, and Brionna Church; great-grandchildren, Grace, Mary, Norah, Zayden, Asher, and Jude; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lowell and Ruth (Riggins) Jackson; brothers, L. Bruce and Keith L. Jackson; and sister, Cheryl Ann Jackson Knudsen.
A celebration of Karen's life will be 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, at the Joyo Theater, 6102 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507. All who knew her are welcome. Bring your own chair.
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