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.
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!”