California Professional Firefighters

LODD: CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Karen Jones Shubin

LODD: CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Karen Jones Shubin

It is with great sadness that IAFF Local 2881 announces the passing of CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Karen Jones Shubin. Karen passed away peacefully at her Napa home on Jan. 23, 2013 after a two year battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Dave and their four children Kaitlyn Nikita, Jennifer, David and Chance.

A role model and an advocate for many, Karen was tenacious with a strong character. She strived to excel in her career, and had an unending devotion to her family. Karen spent 29 years with CAL FIRE, finishing her career as a battalion chief. She made many close friends during her tenure and her achievements in the fire service have inspired other women to pursue similar careers.


Visitation will be from 4-7pm on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Tulocay Cemetery, 411 Coombsville Road, Napa, CA.

Funeral Service

When: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10am.
Where: Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1917 Third Street, Napa, CA.

Apparatus: Department or Personnel wishing to bring a department vehicle, please RSVP at


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Monetary Donations: In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Karen's memory to Napa Valley Hospice, 414 South Jefferson St., Napa.