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Karyl Kaye Severson

May 1, 1948 ~ December 27, 2020 (age 72)


Karyl Kaye Severson, 72, of Prineville passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020. There will be no public services at this time. If you would like to light a candle for Karyl or leave the family an online condolence, please go to: www.whisperingpinesfuneralhome.com

Karyl was born on May 1, 1948 to Lyle Charles and Grace Ellen (Dick) Severson in Vancouver, Washington.  She attended school in Portland,Oregon graduating from Washington High School in June of 1966.  She went on to get her B.A. in 1971 and her M.A. in 1974 at Portland State University where she studied English and writing.

She worked as a Technical Writer for 18 years in the United States, the Netherlands, Ireland and Sweden.  After returning to the United States, Karyl was an instructor at COCC and OSU Cascades, teaching technical writing for six years.

Karyl was an artistic woman with a huge heart, fine brain and a delightful sense of humor.  She was a singer and a musician and wrote poetry.  She was a bright light and loved by many.

She was preceded in death by her sister Margaret Severson.

Karyl is survived by her brother; Karl (Linda) Severson, five nieces and nephews.

You may make a donation in Karyl’s name to Bull Terrier Rescue at www.bullterrierrescue.org

Whispering Pines Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.  3168 NE 3rd Street – Prineville, Oregon  97754     541-416-9733

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