Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home

994 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL


Karen Adele McPherson

July 7, 1938October 25, 2019
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Karen Adele McPherson, 81, of Longwood passed peacefully on October 25, 2019. She was born on July 7, 1938 in Bayonne, New Jersey to the late William and Adele Smith.

Karen was a vibrant, kind, compassionate woman who was full of life. She loved tennis and the women she played with, enjoyed traveling (especially to New York City and New Jersey), the Florida Gators and most importantly, her family. Karen was an incredible mother, grandmother and sister.

Meeting Karen in Heaven is her husband of 40 years, Forrest Ross McPherson, her daughter, Robyn Elaine McPherson, and brother, Richard Smith.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Kristen Tannler (Jon); grandchildren, Abigail Tannler and Mackenzie Tannler; brother, William Smith (Sigrid); sisters, Elaine Carter (Maury) and Lois Edmunds; sister-in-law, Diane Smith along with numerous other extended family members and friends who will miss her dearly.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, October 29, 2019


Karen Adele McPherson

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Cecilia Ratliff

November 2, 2019

My sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes out to Kristen and family, Lois, Elaine and other family members. I worked for Mac at WPTC for some 20 years and Karen was the "secret to his success". She was beautiful, funny, kind, generous and the love of his life. She was a wonderful mother devoted to the care of her daughters. She was a strong, kind, loving person and I know you will miss her until you meet her, Mac and Robyn again.
Love in Him, Ceil

Lori Martorano

October 29, 2019

Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Wishing you strength and peace.

Mike and Lori Martorano

Jodi Wynn

October 28, 2019

Rest in peace beautiful angel. You will live in our hearts forever. I will always admire you for your strength and courage to triumph over every challenge you had been given in life. You always had a smile and kind word for everyone you meet. You were always a positive influence in my life. You made my dream of seeing NYC come true. I said I wanted to see the city with you. You made it happen. NYC was amazing and full of life just as you were. The 2 just seemed to go together. .Thank you for always being there for me. I love you and miss you deeply. I pray that you look over all of us and keep us in line. I know you are in a better place and in the comfort of the family members you have missed for so long. That alone gives me peace and a sense of comfort. God has gained a true angel. I am at peace knowing she has the best seat in the house now to keep an eye on all of us. Love you always,
Your neice,

lois edmunds

October 27, 2019

i will miss my beautiful sister every day for the rest of my life.
I hope your journey is smooth and you are with Mac & Robyn now.
I will often think of all the fond memories that we have shared, our trips to New York , New Jersey and where ever else we chose to go.
Great times, Great memories and good fun.
Love you with all my heart.
Love, your Sister Lois