Karen Lynn Chadwick, 74, of John Day, Oregon passed away Saturday March 4th, 2017 at her home. A funeral service was held Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at the Church of the Nazarene in John Day Oregon at 12:30 PM with interment following the service at the Canyon City Cemetery. Friends of the family are invited to a reception at the Silver Spur Restaurant in Mt. Vernon, Oregon after the service.\n\nOn January 5th, 1943 Karen was born to Ted Cornish and Winnefred (Sturgill) Dorman. She was also blessed to have Tom Dorman as her step-father. Karen attended Abraham Lincoln High school in San Francisco, California. In the early years she worked as a car hop for A&W, as a cannery worker at Contennial Can Company, and later Karen started her own businesses; Professional Pet Transports and Fast Tans Permanent cosmetic makeup.\n\nKaren enjoyed fishing, boating, CB radios and relaxing in the hot tub. She was a member of the John Day Elks Club, ASPCA and she proudly attended John Day Church of the Nazarene. Some of Karen's proudest accomplishments were raising her family, loving her grand children, and rebuilding her 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback with the help of her son Robert who did the work on it so she would be able to enter it in car shows.\n\nShe is survived by her son's Larry W. Ake of San Antonio, TX, and Robert A. Ake of John Day, OR; her sister's Sheila Dorman of Lincoln CA, Amy Dorman of Dublin, CA, Barbara Lawton of Roseville, CA, brother's Craig Dorman of Klamath Falls, OR, Gary Cornish, Modesto of CA, and her daughter in-law Lori Ake of John Day, OR. She is also survived by her granddaughter's Michelle Stansbury of John Day, OR, and Sarah Ake of John Day, OR; grandson's Preston Ake of Middleton, ID and Albert Ake of San Antonio, TX; her great granddaughter Angelina Stansbury of John Day, OR,; her great grandson's Jeremy Stansbury of John Day, OR, Taylor Thomas of John Day, OR, Connor Dunn of John Day, OR and Tanner Dunn of John Day OR.\n\nShe is preceded in death by husband Carl Chadwick, father Ted Cornish, mother Winnefred Dorman and brother Tom Dorman.\n\nShould friend and family desire, the family asked contributions be made by creating your own family time as Karen loved spending time with hers.