The EastIdahoNews.com team is busy helping a local Secret Santa give $1 million to deserving people in eastern Idaho this holiday season.
Karen is one of the most selfless people you will ever meet. She is 74 years old and still works hard to make ends meet.
In 2015, she had a quadruple bypass that forced her to leave her job at a potato plant because it was physically too hard. She has since been working at O’Reilly Auto Parts delivering parts. Some of her health conditions still continue but she refuses to let that slow her down. She is very loyal to her job and is constantly helping others.
Karen is still a licensed cosmetologist and often goes to Bear Lake to give her 86-year-old sister a perm and whatever she needs. She is always making quilts for others – those who have a new baby or life event such as a wedding. She is very talented at quilting but will often say not as good as others if you give her a compliment. She is quick to offer help where it is needed and to bring others a meal.
Karen currently drives a 2008 Chevrolet Impala that is constantly needing repairs. The driver’s seat is stuck so she has to sit on a pillow to see out the window.
Secret Santa asked the East Idaho News elves if we could pay Karen a visit at work and surprise her with an early Christmas gift. Check out the video in the player above!