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Official Obituary of

Karen Ann Kerr

August 3, 1952 ~ April 1, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Karen Kerr Obituary



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     On April 1, 2024, Karen Ann Kerr, beloved wife, mother of seven, and grandma of twenty, passed away after her 30 plus year battle with Multiple Sclerosis at her home in Meridian, Idaho. Karen was surrounded by loved ones as she passed. She was seventy-one years old. 

     Karen was born on August 3, 1952, at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho. She was the first child of Ronald Lynn Clark and Raona Ann Sjostrom. Karen was the oldest to eight siblings.

     Karen enjoyed her childhood in Blackfoot. From the words of her mother Raona, “As young as Karen was she was a big help with her younger sisters.” Karen also loved dancing and she favored tap dancing.

     On May 21, 1970, Karen graduated from Blackfoot High School and was engaged to Craig C. Atwood. Karen and Craig were married, August 14, 1970 in the Idaho Falls Temple. Karen’s wedding dress, veil and temple clothes were all made by her mother. This marriage gave Karen her two oldest boys, Richard and Russell.

    December 18, 1976, Karen married Eugene Cordell Jeffers in Idaho Falls. Karen and Cordell had 5 children together. Samuel, Bradley, Eugene, Carrie, and Jamie. During this marriage Karen lived in Idaho, Utah, and California.

    In the year of 1992 Karen remarried. This marriage took her to live in California. In 2002 Karen met James Michael Kerr and they were married for all time and eternity on March 15, 2003, in the Oakland California Temple. Karen and Mike moved to Idaho in 2006 to be closer to her mother and sister. During this time, she created a closer bond to her sister RaeLyn and her husband Devin Rigby.

     Karen had many hobbies and interests. She loved dancing, entertaining others, card games, practical jokes, Doris Day movies, crocheting, dressing up for holidays and special events, but most importantly spending time with her family. Karen thrived on her time and relationship with her kids and grandkids. She would always gloat and talk about all the amazing things her family was doing. She was very proud of her offspring.

     Karen started showing health concerns around 1986. She underwent 2 major back surgeries and saw multiple doctors. Karen was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in March of 1995. Karen fought this illness for over 30 years but fought it like a champ. Karen’s family would like to thank all those that have helped and supported them through the years. Especially Karen’s church family in Roseville California, Gooding Idaho, and Meridian Idaho.

     Karen is preceded in death by: her brother, Larry Clark, and her parents.

     She is survived by: Husband – James Michael Kerr. Sons – Richard Charles Jeffers (Kristine Leanne), grandchildren Kaden Lane, Madison Liberty Snowden, and Malia Linh San-Hui of Federick, Colorado; Russell William Jeffers (Angela Barker), grandchildren Alexandra Dawn, Zackary Glen, Wesley Aaron, and Kelsey Gwen of North Salt Lake, Utah; Samuel Cordell Jeffers (Shirley Danise), grandchildren Samantha Danielle Martin, Quentin Mikhael, and William Cordell of Yelm, Washington; Bradley Cordell Jeffers (Natalie Rae), grandchildren Brinley Ann, Andrew Cordell, Rylie Rae, Luke Bradley, Shelby Rees, and Macey Clark of Grass Valley, California; Eugene Cordell Jeffers (Lisa Luann), grandchildren Jaden Jo, Bradley Cordell, and Raona Luann of Antelope, California. Daughters – Carrie Ann Jeffers of Reno, Nevada; Jamie Ann King (Nelson Carl), grandchild Roger Nelson of Hammett, Idaho. Brothers – Kevin Lynn Clark (Michelle); Randy Lynn Clark (Kourtney). Sisters – RaeLyn Rigby (Devin); Radene Christine Houser (Steve); Launa Romrell (Verl); Carla Pulley (Gordan); Tina Glezos.

     A visitation will be held on Monday, April 8, 2024 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gooding, with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 am.

     Burial will follow at the Wendell Cemetery in Wendell.

     Funeral services are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.









































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April 8, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Gooding L.D.S. Church
1228 Main Street
Gooding, Idaho 83330

Funeral Service
April 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Gooding L.D.S. Church
1228 Main Street
Gooding, Idaho 83330


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