Karen Sue Plett was born December 21, 1948, and passed away February 3, 2020, after a heroic battle with cancer. Her parents were Clarence & Evelyn Plett, of Caldwell, Idaho.
Karen Plett grew up in the peaceful 1950’s in Escondido, California. As a little girl, she loved playing outdoors with all the neighbor kids, especially with plastic action figures with an “Old West” theme.
She was a member of Girl Scouts, USA, and traveled with her troop to an international house of friendship in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She was a member of the First Congregational Church. She graduated from Escondido High School, class of 1966. Two years later she earned an AA from Palomar College.
Karen moved to Caldwell, Idaho in 1980. She was a long-time employee of West Valley Hospital, and later Diamond Z Manufacturing. She was an active member of Caldwell United Methodist Church. She enjoyed exercising with her friends at Classy Fitness.
Karen loved decorating for staff parties and church functions. She was a generous and loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.
Karen was a life-long learner, acquiring an encyclopedic knowledge of Elizabethan England and ancient Egypt. She adored her faithful dogs, first Duffy, then little Zeus. She loved her three trips to Las Vegas.
Her friends and family will miss Karen. Survivors include sisters Kathy (Steve) and Connie (Tom); nieces Joanna (Demian) and Sarah (Eric); nephew Nick (Cristina); and “grands” Madelyn, Jenna, Evelyn, Max, Noah, Justine, and Eden; and “great-grand” Oliver.
Contributions can be given in her honor to the United Methodist Committee on Relief.