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Karen Helma Marcum

April 22, 1942 April 29, 2019
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Karen Helma Forseth, Richardson, Marcum, 77, of Crescent City, passed away April 29, 2019. She was born to the late Theodore and Lillian Forseth, April 22, 1942, in Bellingham, Washington.

Karen was married to the late Russell Ray Richardson. She was preceded in death by son Terry Richardson, brother Kenny Forseth, and sister Shirlee Frazey.

Karen is survived by her husband Donald Marcum, her children Jennifer Dutra (Richardson-Marcum), Stephani Geffken (Richardson-Marcum), Step-children Tony Marcum, Trina (Marcum) Moralez and Tana Marcum. Grandchildren Brittany Geffken, Alissa Geffken, Morgan Geffken, Autumn Richardson-Clough, William Marcum, Jennifer Gayle, RJ Saretti, Sarah Oslin and Selene Kinkaid.

Karen was an amazing woman who was a rock to the family and the strongest person we knew. At 18, she headed to Kansas to become a flight attendant and flew small planes in her early days she had a passion for adventure.

Karen became a constable for Crescent City and then found her passion and career as a Truant Officer for Del Norte. She didn’t mind running through the woods after the children. Karen had a big heart and worried about the children getting a good education.

She always inspired us to be strong, independent, and to reach for the stars, she will be dearly missed.

Karen touched many lives and the family wishes to thank all of those who were a part of her life.

The family at this time, will have a private memorial.

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