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POOL CARLSON, Karen Ruth Born February 6, 1937, passed away on April 7, 2014. Karen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She lived in Bakersfield for forty years and was a female trailblazer in California's produce industry. She was marketing manager at Tenneco West for 14 years, director of sales and marketing at Cal World, and for the last 18 years a produce broker for WesternVeg Produce. She was a director on the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association board and had many other industry affiliations. We will miss Karen's smile, her spark and generosity, and her stubbornly independent approach to life. Karen is survived by son and daughter in law Mark and Susan Carlson of Moorpark, son and daughter in law Bret and Ann Carlson of Lancaster, daughter Stacy Carlson of Peoria, Illinois, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Karen will be buried in Salt Lake City in late April next to her parents, Bessie and Maynard T. Pool.

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