Karen Hanson Orbaugh November 16, 1942 - March 5, 2020

Karen Hanson Orbaugh, 77, of Saluda, formerly of Hendersonville, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at her residence.  She was the daughter of the late Sarajane and L. Edward Hanson.

Born and raised in FL, Karen moved to Charlotte in 1974.  She was brought to the mountains in 2000 to care for her mother and aunt.  She was the former owner of the Cedarwood Inn in Hendersonville from 2006-2016.

She is survived by a daughter, Beth Piojda and husband Joe of Franklinton; a son, Kenneth Orbaugh of New Bern; one granddaughter, Ashlee Piojda; a sister, Patricia Wade; and a brother, Donnie Hanson both of FL.

Private services will be held.  Please contact Korbaugh@gmail.com if you would like to attend.

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