Karen Gilliland
Class of 1954


© Published on February 6, 2002

Karen Gilliland

Karen Gilliland In Walnut Creek, February 3, 2002.
Born in Colorado May 15, 1937, she had been a 40 year resident of Dublin/San Ramon. Karen was a graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a Masters Degree in Public Health. Karen inspired students for 35 years teaching microbiology at U.C. Berkeley. She was honored with "The Berkeley Citation" for distinguished achievement and for notable service to the University by the Chancellor. A member of P.E.O. Dublin Women's Club and chairperson for the California Society of Microbiology (CSM) she enjoyed hiking in Yosemite, reading, sewing, bridge, tennis, swimming, squash and most of all spending time with her family. Karen will be missed by her husband of 45 years, Marshall Grant, and was the loving mother of three children, Steve and Jim Grant, and Cindy Garratt, and the adoring grandmother of 10 grandchildren, Jennifer, Keith, Jamie, Matt, Jana, Justin, Garat, Samantha, Luke and Beau. She also leaves a sister, Marcia Roberts of Chicago.

Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Karen's Life on Friday, February 8, 2002 4:00 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, 222 W. El Pintado Rd., Danville, CA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Yosemite Fund, 155 Montgomery St., #1104 San Francisco, CA 94104. For additional information, please contact Wilson & Kratzer Chapel of San Ramon Valley, Danville (925) 820-2999.