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Karen Jean Jeppson

Died: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019

Celebration of Life

5:00 PM Mon., Feb. 18, 2019
Location: Jeri's Jumbo's Cafe

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Karen Jean (Peterson) Jeppson passed away peacefully on February 12, 2019, at a local assisted living center.

Karen was born in Pocatello on July 2, 1949, to Shirley Dell Peterson and Sylvia Christine (Thompson) Peterson, the second of three children in the family.  She was raised and educated in Pocatello and graduated from Pocatello High School in 1967.

Karen married her high school sweetheart, Richard Joel Jeppson, in June, 1967.  Her first job was at Farmers Insurance. Karen was hired at Idaho State University in 1969 and retired in 2009, after 40 years of service, having worked in several departments, including Art and Theatre. 

Karen and Dick loved their Vizsla dogs and spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing.  They were able to travel with Dick’s taxidermy business to many conferences and conventions. They made many life-long friends through their travels and activities.  Karen and Dick took what they considered the trip of a lifetime to Alaska, where they were able to go deep-sea fishing.  A few years ago, Karen went to Hawaii with her best friend, Jamie Romine-Gabardi.

Karen is preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Ronald; sister, Linda; a nephew, Neils Hansen; and her four-legged children.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Linda Peterson; nephews, Jim Peterson, Brandon Peterson, Andy Peterson, Jeremy Hansen; nieces, Mindy Murphy and Kristen Carranza; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

According to Karen’s wishes, no formal services will be conducted.  A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, February 18, 2019 at Jeri’s Jumbo’s Café, 3122 Pole Line Road Pocatello, ID.  Please join us any time between 5 and 7 pm.

Karen’s family would like to express their deepest appreciation for the staff of Brookdale Assisted Living Center, Rosetta Assisted Living Center and the Encompass Hospice team for their love and care in Karen’s behalf.


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Julie & Norval Scott
   Posted Wed February 13, 2019
Rest In Peace now dear Karen. You will now be reunited with the love of your life. Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Karen. We will miss our classmate and friend❤️

Elaine Lambert
   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Karen’s family. Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know my words can’t change anything and can do little to ease the pain you are feeling, so I pray that the God of comfort calm your hearts and help you heal. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) Lean on Him in the days to follow. One way that God comforts us today is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit JW.org.

Sheri Frasure
   Posted Sun February 17, 2019
Oh Karen, you were such a sweet lady. I'm so blessed that our class reunion meetings brought us together again. Enjoy the "other side" with your honey, Dick. Condolences to your family and all your friends who will miss you.

Susan Ross
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
You will be missed my dear friend. Your friends and family have deeply appreciated all the joy you brought in to our lives.

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