Obituary: Karolyn Lee Thrailkill (Shaw) | SierraSun.com

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.