Karen Lynn Anderson
Jun 16, 2013
Karen Lynn Anderson
June 16, 2013
Karen Lynn Anderson, 49, of Knoxville, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013, due to trauma from a fall.
She was preceded in death by her beloved grandmothers, Irma Anderson and Olive Harter.
She was a graduate of Hocking Technical College and The Ohio State University. She worked at Ohio\'s Center of Science and Industry (COSI) and was the former executive director of the Knoxville Recycling Coalition, founding the Purple Paper Eater among other accomplishments. Most recently, she owned Interesting Developments photography studio and worked for the Tennessee Consortium for international studies.
Her hobby was hobbies and among those were ukuleles, magic, iaido swords and kite flying. Her passion was for all animals, but her biggest love was birding and sharing that love for birds with others. Her creed was \"grace, love and relationship\" and she lived that every day and continues on with her gift of organ donation.
Survivors include her partner of 22 years, Audrey Williams of Knoxville; her father, Karl Anderson of Columbus, Ohio; her mother, Ruby Anderson of Columbus, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Michele Anderson; nieces, Arin and Sarah, both of Flower Mound, Texas; great-aunt, Iva Mae Passen of Columbus, Ohio; and Audrey\'s family: her father and mother, Grady and Jeanne Williams of Athens, who loved Karen as one of their own; brother and sister-in-law, Andy Williams and Sayuri Sato; nieces, Hana and Lisa, both of Isahaya, Japan; sister and brother-in-law, Amber Williams and Christopher Caldwell; niece, Iris of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Pamela Williams; niece and nephews, Jack, Margo and Quinn, all of Davis, Calif.; and a host of other beloved friends and family members.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. with visitation starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Knoxville. Visitation will also be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at North Broadway United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton, Pa., or to Community Shares in Knoxville.
Cremation Options, Inc. of Knoxville is in charge of arrangements.