Karin (Olsen) Jackson

Born: Wed., Aug. 26, 1953
Died: Thu., Feb. 25, 2016


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Mar. 02, 2016
Location: Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop


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Karin Olsen Jackson passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday, February 25, 2016. She recently had been hospitalized as a result of several medical issues. She was 62 years of age.

Karin was born in Pendleton, Oregon, on August 26, 1953, to Jack William Olsen and Helen Egan Olsen. She attended public schools in Pendleton and graduated Pendleton High School in 1971. She lived, raised her family, and worked in the Pendleton area all of her life.

In 1970, Karin married Glenn “Pete” Rosenberg. They settled in Pendleton, and had two children, Rex Eric Rosenberg and KC Rosenberg. In 1978, Karin married Donald Jackson, also of Pendleton.

Karin had a long and successful career providing medical care and living assistance to those in need. She worked for several years at Delamarter Care Center, and later at the Eastern Oregon Psychological Center, both in Pendleton.

As a child, Karin enjoyed animals. She was a member of 4-H, and always was fond of dogs and horses. She enjoyed her friends. She loved hiking and exploring in the Blue Mountains, picking huckleberries and mushrooms, horseback riding, hunting, and looking for deer and elk sheds. She was with her husband Donald Jackson when he prematurely passed away of a heart attack while they were looking for elk sheds. Karin rode horses her entire life with various riding groups, competed at the Pendleton Mustangers as a child and always tried to keep a horse for riding at her farm east of Pendleton.

Karin is survived by her two sons, Rex Eric Rosenberg of Pendleton, Oregon, and KC Rosenberg of Gainesville, Georgia, KC’s wife Lucy Rosenberg, and three grandchildren, Griffin Rosenberg, Jacob Rosenberg and Ethan Rosenberg, together with stepsons Thad Jackson and wife Andrea and Arron Jackson and wife Brittney, and stepgranddaughters Tegan, Marisa, Brelin, Brinley, Mazie, Kyra, Ava, Halle and Kinley Jackson. Karin also is survived by two siblings, Susan Olsen Corey and John Olsen, both of Pendleton, nephews Michael John Hoke Corey and Travis Olsen, and niece Megan Corey Furstenberg, all of Pendleton. As well, she is survived by her close friend and lifetime supporter Sonja Erickson Hart.

A service will be held Wednesday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m. at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel. Burial will be held at the Athena Cemetery following the service.

The family asks that remembrances for Karin be sent to Good Samaritan Legacy Transplant, or PAWS in care of the funeral home.

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Linda Hamlin Seecarry
   Posted Sat February 27, 2016
my condolences to all of karins family. Although Karin and I weren't in touch recently I will always have fond memories of her. Karin was an old high school friend of mine. Always full of life and fun to be around. I knew her mother Helen as well when both of us were in school. I later worked with her mother at the psychiatric hospital here in Pendleton. May god bless you all through this very tough time.

Shawna Weiss
   Posted Sat February 27, 2016
Rex and KC,

I feel so sad that Karin is gone way too soon. She was such a sweet woman and friend. I used to babysit for Karin when you boys where infants. Karin will be missed by many. My condolences to you all.

Diane Levy Salmon
   Posted Sun February 28, 2016
Susan Olsen Corey,

We are still in shock since hearing about Karin. I have not seen her in years but remember her very well. We are at a loss of what to say. We are so very sorry. We know you will miss her. Please let her family and your family know that we are thinking of everyone.

Diane and Doug Salmon

Marcy Willingham
   Posted Mon February 29, 2016
Prayers of healing during this time of loss. Karin and I have know each other since High School. I remember her mom, Helen, pierced my ears in the very house Karin was living in currently. Just saw Karin recently at the hospital and we were catching up on the kids/grandkids. We made a pact to make time for lunch or coffee and not be hermits. Guess it was not in God's plans. Grateful I had a chance to visit and spend time with her before her passing. May she Rest in Peace with her husband and my friend, Don Jackson. Much love to the family. Marcy Willingham, Pendleton, OR.

Elisa Morgan
   Posted Mon February 29, 2016
I am blessed to have had the pleasure of spending some quality moments with Karin recently. In sharing photographs and stories of her grandchildren she was beaming with happiness and love. Karin always had a kind word and smile waiting for me. My heart aches for all the love she had left to share in this world. May you always find comfort in your memories of her. She was such a beautiful strong woman that I will truly miss. I am better for having known her. I extend my sincere sympathy and friendship ~ elisa


Ben and Jean Eckles
   Posted Mon February 29, 2016
To Susan, John, Rex and KC -
We are not going to be able to attend the service, but we wanted to express condolences regarding Karin's passing. We always enjoyed the times we spent with her, though they were few. We know she was limited in her activities in recent years, and that is too bad given all the young people she was associated with. She was a sweetheart.

Liz Sullivan
   Posted Tue March 01, 2016
I worked with Karin at Delamarter's when supervising nursing students. Karin's residents always came first with her. They always looked well cared for and the could not wait for her to return after her days off. Their families often communicated directly with Karin. Later, our paths crossed again at the Recovery Center where once again I saw the loving care that Karin gave to those entrusted to her care. We enjoyed sharing stories of our love for the mountains and horses. Karin touched so many lives with her smile and caring attitude. She should have been a nurse. I shall miss the Christmas update about her children and grandchildren whom she love ever so much.

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