Karen Theresa Winters: April 9, 1949 – Nov. 23, 2021

Karen T. Winters, 72, of Cottage Grove died peacefully Nov. 23, 2021 after a brief battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family and close friends. 

Karen was born on April 9, 1949, in Eugene to Ivan and June Hoyer. She was raised in Cottage Grove and graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1967. 

She met her husband, James Winters, while in college. They were married in Hazleton, Pa. on March 2, 1968, and recently celebrated their 53rd anniversary. After a brief period while Jim was in the Navy . . .