Idaho State Journal, 08/24/12
PRESTON — Karen Marie Larson Chaffee, 99, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at the Franklin County Transitional Care Center in Preston, Idaho. She was born on April 30, 1913, in Fogdo, Sweden, to Harold Axel Larson and Elin Cecelia Ringblom. She immigrated to the United States with her mother and sister in 1918, and they settled in Banida, Idaho, with their father.
She married Robert Denver Chaffee in 1948, in San Bernardino, California.
Karen always had a love of animals and had a hard time turning away strays. She was a great cook and was always supportive and generous to those in her family. Everyone was always welcome in her home.
She is survived by her son, Robert Eugene (Julianna) Chaffee, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; siblings, Carma (Robert) Geddes, of Banida, Idaho, Marlene (Frank) Bagley, of Salt Lake City, Utah, Gary (Afton) Larson, of Roseburg, Ore., and Sharon (Tracy) Baxter, of Rigby, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert, four brothers, Ariel, Elvin, Gene, and Glen, and two sisters, Helen, and Alice.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012, at noon at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 800 East, in Preston. A viewing will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., also at Webb Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. webbmortuary.com .
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at the Franklin County Transitional Care center for the loving care they gave to Karen.