Community celebrates life of Karen Greenstein

, Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted: Sat, April 5 2014 at 6:03 PM, Updated: Mon, April 7 2014 at 3:19 PM

Ashland, Ore. -- Friends, family, co-workers and law enforcement officers from across the Rogue Valley came together Saturday for one woman who made an impact on so many.

58-year-old Karen Greenstein from Ashland was killed in a wrong way drunk-driver accident two weeks ago. Saturday the people she touched most got together to honor her life at Ashland High school.

"Just a beautiful person that always was giving to other people and cared about other people more then herself," said Ashland Police Officer, Marcus Williams.

"She was a calm person with a great hair-do, great lady," said Joelle Graves.

Greenstein served Jackson County as a 9-1-1 dispatcher for 20 years. Her friends said she  enjoyed reading books, music, traveling .

But most of all adored her husband Bill, daughter Amanda, and her two dogs.

"I'll remember Karen most for her smile and her warm personality," said Williams.

A smile that many said helped make a bad  day better and a good day even greater.

The driver that hit Greenstein is Richard Webster Scott. He is still at the hospital in Portland in stable condition.

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Roma Villavicencio

NBC5 News reporter Roma Villavicencio comes from Southern California where she reported for Garden Grove TV Channel 3.

She is a graduate of the journalism/communications program at Cal State Fullerton.

Roma is very proud of her Mexican heritage. She is bi-lingual and looks forward to serving our Hispanic community.

She loves food, music and the San Francisco Giants. She lives by the slogan “viva la vida!”

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