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Angela Elizabeth Caperna

Angela Elizabeth Caperna

In March of 2008 Angela Elizabeth Caperna turned 53 years old. With great sorrow to her family, three days after Christmas on Dec. 28, 2008, she softly passed away in her home in Indio, California.

Born in Astoria, Ore., Angela spent most of her childhood in Medford, where her family moved when she was three. Flamboyant, dramatic, and beautiful beyond measure, she loved horses, the woods, her family, her Papillion dogs, Isabel and Rosebud, art, and travel. After attending the University of Oregon, where she studied Interior Architecture and Art History, she traveled the world to pursue her career, while seeking adventure and knowledge. Over the years she made her home in Karachi, Pakistan; Rome, Italy; Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Southern Oregon. She then settled in the warm and sparkling California desert.

During the 1990s she restored Medford's Carpenter Hill Inn, making it a treasure trove of style and class, which included classical paintings she collected in Spain. At the inn she was a gracious host using her gifted cooking talents, gained in her international travel.

Recently she was engaged in her life long love, interior design, as an independent designer in Southern California where she planned and executed home interiors in Rancho Santa Fe. These visionary creations combined the colors, textures, and soul of the artifacts she had seen in her travels to the Middle East, Europe, Thailand, and Japan.

Lovingly she is remembered by her family: mother, Gail Caperna, of Horton Plaza in Medford; brother, Gary Caperna, of Medford; sister, Susan Caperna Lloyd, of Ashland; nephews, Sky and Shane Lloyd, of N.Y.C. and Los Angeles; grandnephew, Roman Lloyd; niece, Holly Owens Lea, of Enoch, Utah; and grand nieces, Jessica and Allison Lea.

There will be a funeral Mass on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at 1:30 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 326 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. There the children of Sacred Heart School, which she attended, will honor her in song. Afterwards, a jazz funeral procession will commence at Perl Funeral Home on Siskiyou Blvd., marching with her down the road to burial. All are invited to attend, including the reception afterwards at the Rogue Valley Country Club. For those interested a rosary will be said at the morning Mass on the day of her funeral.

Words cannot describe how we will miss her. We are heartbroken. She died with a rosary by her bed; the angels have now welcomed Angela into Paradise where her father, Ron, sister, Shawn, and former husband, Nasim await her.

Angela Elizabeth Caperna