Karen Kay Edwards

April 8, 1955 ~ August 3, 2019 (age 64)

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Karen Kay Edwards of Irrigon was born April 8, 1955 in Wishek, North Dakota the daughter of Alvin and Martha (Remmick) Abell. She passed away on Saturday August 3, 2019 in Hermiston at the age of 64.

As a child, Karen moved to Oregon with her family and attended school in Umatilla. She married Dale Badoux in the early 1970's and from this union two sons,Travis and Jason were born. After the marriage ended in divorce, she moved to Gillette, Wyoming in the early 1980's. She met Ronald Edwards in Wyoming and the couple were united in marriage in 1985. The couple had a good life together which included many adventures. They returned to Eastern Oregon in 2008 to be closer to her family. 

Karen worked in many fields such as; for Marlette Manufactured Homes in Hermiston, as a Housekeeper, a convenience store clerk, a Hospital Receptionist as well as other areas of employment. She loved her kids and her grand kids very much. She was well liked by everyone she met, had a big heart for helping other people and was a good christian woman. She was a member of Victory Lighthouse Church in Hermiston. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Shirley and Darlene; and a brother, Tim.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald; sons, Travis Badoux and Jason Badoux and significant other, Lisa Burrer; Sisters, Kathy and husband Tim Braunagel and Cindy and husband Bruce Quittschreiber; brothers, Jim Abell and Rob Abell; grandchildren, Chelsea Badoux and Caden Badoux; and many extended family members and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday August 16, 2019 at Burns Mortuary Chapel (685 W. Hermiston Ave. Hermiston, OR).

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Memorial Service
August 16, 2019

2:00 PM
Burns Mortuary Chapel
685 W. Hermiston Ave.
Hermiston, OR 97838

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