Karen Jean Hoffman was born July 1st, 1959 in Alexandria, LA to Evelyn Eileen Davis and Harry Hope Hoffman.
She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints June 24th, 1972 and after graduating Sequoyah High School in Doraville, GA at the age of 16, traveled across the country to attend BYU in Provo, Utah.
While visiting Salem, OR in 1979 to meet her sister’s new baby, she met David Fredrickson. The couple shared a whirlwind romance and, after a brief courtship, were married on May 15, 1979 in the Manti Utah Temple.
They welcomed their first child in May of 1980 and five more shortly thereafter. Karen loved nothing more than spending time with her family; teaching her children to love learning, sports, the outdoors, and helping others.
After kids were grown, she accomplished her lifelong dream of finishing a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and becoming a Registered Nurse in 2011, eventually going on to teach Nursing at the Institute of Technology in Salem, OR.
She passed away surrounded by family on Sept 5th, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents and her son Alex.
She is survived by her husband, David, siblings, Terry (Celia), Harry (Cindy), Michael(Robyn), Mark(Marty), Charmaine, Bryan, her children, Kelly(Chad), Danielle(Kristian), Zachary(Genevieve), Mark(Sariah), Andrew(Whitney), and grandchildren: Isabella, Madeline, Harlie, Jacee, Adelaide, Søren, Solveig, Laila, Novik, Torbjørn, Grace, Hannah, Emily, Connor, Rose, Everett, Anders, and Finnegan.
Saturday September 11, 2021 1:30 PM (viewing 12:30)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
4550 Lone Oak Rd SE, Salem, OR 97302
~Karen will be laid to rest at Restlawn Memory Gardens immediately following the service~