Karen Marie Jensen of Scappoose, Oregon passed away peacefully in St. Helens, Oregon on March 29, 2021, at the age of 78.
She was born in Portland, Oregon March 9, 1943, to Mona Grow and Marvin Birkes.
Karen worked in various jobs from Pendleton Woolen Mills to Riverside Training, but her true dedication was to her family as a homemaker.
In her free time she loved sewing, gardening and riding her horses.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Arnold Jensen II and their three surviving children, Eric Jensen, Heidi Bradford and Heather Epperly. She was preceded by their two sons, Arnold Jensen III and Mark Jensen. Also surviving her are 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, and her siblings, Sandy Schuler, Butch Birkes and Rick Birkes. Her brother, Darrell Birkes preceded her as well.
A funeral service was held April 5 at the St. Helens Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with interment at Columbia Memorial Gardens in Scappoose, Oregon.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at Columbia Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Columbia Funeral Home, 503-397-1154.