Obituary: Karolyn Lee Thrailkill (Shaw) |

Obituary: Karolyn Lee Thrailkill (Shaw)

As the younger of Gerald and Mildred Shaw’s two children, Karolyn was born on July 3, 1944 in Roseburg, Oregon. The family moved from Oregon to Truckee, California, in 1957 where she graduated from Truckee High School in 1962.

Karolyn is survived by her sister Janelle Kershaw of Rocklin, California; two children, Trudi Newman (Osburn) and Kevin Pullman of Reno; as well as 7 grandchildren. Although her passing was unexpected, we all feel blessed to have had her in our lives as a loving mother, sister, aunt, cousin or friend. Her fabulous laugh and warm smile will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be held at Truckee Mortuary on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 1:00 P.M., to be followed with a reception in celebration of her life at Sierra Bible Church in Truckee, CA.

In lieu of flowers, Karolyn’s family has requested donations be made in her memory to the Friends of the Truckee Library: 10031 Levone Ave. Truckee, CA 96161-4800.

Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User