Karen Anita Pendleton

1946 - 2019


Karen Anita Pendleton passed away in Fresno, California on October 6, 2019 at the age of 73. She was born in Glendale, California on August 1, 1946 to Herbert and Mildred Pendleton. Karen touched many lives as an original Mouseketeer on Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. Her fellow Mouseketeers remained...

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My condolences for the loss of your mother. May the God of comfort be with all of you in the days, weeks, and months to come.

I was sadden to hear of Karen's passing, she was my next door neighbor growing up in North Hollywood on Kraft ave. Her mother would make her beautiful dresses and she would come over and show me, and after her dance classes she would show me the new dance that she learned. Her brother Kent was my best friend. My daughter Karen got a hold of her just on facebook just a few months ago, and I was able to contact her after so many years, she told my that Kent had passed away. I will always...

The Mouseketeers gather in Annette's home in February 1995 to launch Lorraine Santoli's "The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book."

Staci, on behalf of The Annette Funicello Research Fund, we want to express our heartfelt support as you adjust to the loss of your own Mom. Clearly, Annette (along with the entire nation) thought the world of your Mom. When Annette announced her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 1992, Karen was among the first friends to offer her support for the days ahead. These former "kids" had a lifetime of support that nothing and no one could overcome. Our prayer is that you and your...

Dear Staci and family: we left three entries on Karen's email address; it appears we did not get through. Karen was a wonderful friend and example for little girls who were a little shy, talented and giggly, trying to get through in a wilderness of who am I? where am I going? am I going to be okay? that the other girls on our MMC series did not show. Her implicit bravery and character after the later accident, returning to school years after leaving for a BA & MA and then in addition to...

I am broken hearted. Karen meant so much to me as a child. Her adorable sweet smile was a bright light to me at a difficult time in my life. I learned that we shared the same exact birthday, to the year. I was thrilled to meet her in 1964 when I went to Van Nuys CA. I learned of her challenges years later, and again she inspired me. Karen was my lifelong hero. May her family find comfort in the many memories they shared with her. Know that she brought smiles and joy to children around...

My sincere condolences.
~ Jan, Louisiana

My condolences go out to the family of Karen. Remember her on the Mickey Mouse shows.

Karen I never got to meet you in person. I'm so sad you're gone. R I P