Medford City Councilor Karen Blair dies of lung cancer

, Posted: Thu, June 12 2014 at 1:14 PM, Updated: Thu, June 12 2014 at 11:04 PM

Medford, Ore. -- Medford City Councilwoman Karen Blair has died after her battle with lung cancer.

Blair died at her home late Wednesday night.

Blair was elected onto the city council in November of 2010.

Fellow city councilors and Medford Mayor Gary Wheeler were saddened by the news and say she will be missed.

Eli Matthews, Medford city councilor, said "She'll be greatly missed, I know of a lot of people supported Karen, and looked to her for guidance. She was a leader in our community, a woman, and she's going to be greatly missed."

Medford Mayor Gary Wheeler said, "Karen was very dedicated to what she did, she worked very hard in the community, and did an excellent job. So, how do you fill those shoes?"

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