Karla Zeis Uselman July 30, 1958 – Oct. 7, 2018

October 2018 Posted in Obituary

It is with great sadness and sorrow that the family of Karla Zeis Uselman announces her passing, after an admirably fought year-long battle with cancer. Karla passed on the morning of Oct. 7, 2018 at the age of 60.

She was born July 30, 1958 and grew up in Mount Angel. She graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 1976 before going on to receive an Associate’s Degree from Merrit Davis Business College. At 21 she started her career as an accountant at Clackamas Education Service District where she worked until she retired in 2017 as their senior accountant.

In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling and was an avid reader. She was particularly fond of camping trips with friends and family as well as spending time with her rescue dog, Baxter.

Karla was a great host of parties and known for baking the best holiday cookies. She wanted nothing more than to be a grandma and was able to spend a couple weeks with her first grandson before she died.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 37 years, Lynn, as well as her children, Caitlin (Joe) Sullivan, Jared (Brenda) Uselman; her grandson Damon Sullivan; her brother, Larry (Sheila) Zeis and her sisters Karen Bourbonnais and Kathi (John) Riddell.  She also leaves behind many neices and nephews, extended family and numerous close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Arlene Zeis.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m., at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm & Vineyard, 33814 S. Meridian Road, Woodburn. Refreshments will be served.

Memorial donations may be made to: The American Cancer Society, Canby Public Library or Clackamas County Dog Services.

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