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Karen Michelon

Mount Shasta Herald

Karen Rose Michelon passed away with her loved ones by her side on July 6, 2020.

Karen was born on November 22, 1953 to Clifford Hockett and Agnes Menzel in Eureka, California. Her family moved to Hayfork, California where she spent the majority of her childhood. Karen worked as a certified lumber grader in McCloud where she met the love of her life, Bill. Karen was at the time one of only two female certified lumber graders in the state of California.

Bill and Karen have a big mixed loving family and have called McCloud home ever since. Karen enjoyed days spent as a member of the McCloud Golf Club, and attended church at St. Joseph’s. She finished out her career as a nurse, where she cared for veterans at a care facility in Redding.

She is survived by her husband Bill Michelon, along with her children: Patrick Wright, Keith Wright, Michael Wright, Stewart Michelon, and Cristi Vasquez. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was and always will be a true inspiration to her family and all who knew her.

A small family mass of Christian burial was held at St. Joseph’s in McCloud July 24, 2020.

A special thanks to Mercy Hospice for all their compassionate care during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mercy Hospice or the McCloud Golf Club in Karen’s name.