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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I'm so very sad to hear that Karen as passed away. She was my first idol. I was born in 1955, and my earliest memories were sitting in front of the television with my sister,and our ears on, watching the Mickey Mouse Club. I always felt special because I had the same name as she did. I loved her long blonde curls, and sweetness. Sometimes my dad would come into the room and start singing with us. " Saddle your pony here we go"!... RIP Karen. You had an enormous impact on so many...

I just now found out about Karen's passing. I was so saddened, as I, and so many others, spent so much time watching the MMC in our youth.
My heartfelt sympathy to all her family members.
R.I.P. Karen, you will ALWAYS be remembered.

I grew up with the musketeers and loved Karen. I was devastated about her accident. She was so full of love. I'm sure she's still helping people.Bless her. Louise Roy Spencer,Massachusetts

Karen was just two years older than me, and my brother and I adored her. Watching Karen and Cubby sing the good-bye at the end of the show was just the cutest thing ever. I am so sad she's gone. She was part of my childhood! My condolences to the whole family. xooxoxo

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...