Karren Albertson

Karren Marie Albertson nee’ Miller July 3, 1943 – March 4, 2011

Karren was born in Long Beach, CA to Virginia Fuller and Donald Miller. She spent her entire life in Long Beach, graduating from Millikan High School in 1961 where she was a member of Omega Kappa Kai. She met her future husband, John Albertson, at a sorority party in Big Bear, CA and they were married in 1964. Karren worked at various jobs, including a position at Retla Lines, one of the first steamship lines in the Port of Long Beach. Karren and John had 3 children and she continued working outside the home until she was unfortunately diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Although it was a life changing diagnosis, Karren never let the arthritis slow her down. She continued to happily raise her children and became quite possibly the original “soccer mom”. Soccer became the family’s passion but Karren had many interests of her own. She was an avid collector of dolls and fairies, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and most recently became a member of the Red Hat Society. But anyone who knew Karren would tell you that shopping was her true calling. She loved shopping for anything and everything, even groceries. Karren had a very close relationship with her three children and she became like a second mom to many of their friends. As her beautiful and precious grandchildren were born, they became her happiest companions. She would play with them everyday after school and during the summer at what they fondly called “Camp Grammy.” Grammy never let her handicaps stop her from doing the things she loved. She and John enjoyed cruising to Hawaii, vacationing in Jamaica and taking mini vacations to Morro Bay. She was a loving and kind daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Karren was preceded in death by her daughter Tiffany Marie, survived by her beloved husband John, daughter Stephany, son Johnny, daughter-in-law Denise, beautiful grand-daughters Kelsey, Shelby, Jamie, & Jessica, sister Donna, and many more cherished relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 12 at White’s Funeral Home, 9903 E. Flower Street, Bellflower, CA 90706. Telephone (562) 867-2741. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Karren’s name to the Arthritis Foundation.

Arrangements under the direction of Whites Funeral Home, Bellflower, CA.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 12, 2011

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March 22, 2011

Dear John and family,

So sorry for your loss, Karren was sure a lovely lady, always smiling, always cheerfull. You have some great memories to hold on too. Blessings on you all,
from Rudy and Ineke

Carole Wilhoyte

March 13, 2011

God bless your family at this very difficult time. Karen was such a sweet and loving person. She will truly be missed.
Your cousin

Nancy Meyers

March 12, 2011

We are so sorry for your loss. We knew
Karren thru "the old days" with Girl
Scouts and Johnny. She was a special
woman. Sincerely
Dan and Nancy Meyers (mother and dad of Tim and Elizabeth Meyers)

Mike Killeen

March 12, 2011

Dear John and Family,

We are very sorry for the loss of your beloved wife,mom, grandma and sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

With Sympathy,

Mike,Lori,Michael and Jimmy Killeen

Deanna Erdmann

March 12, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you at such a sad time. Just know that God heals all and Karen is at peace at last. Love and prayers
Your cousin

March 11, 2011

We are at a loss for words at the passing of dear Karren. A kinder, gentler, more gallant woman we've never known. Karren was truly a second mom to our son, David Hughes, and he loved her dearly.No one will ever forget her and no one will ever replace her. Please accept our sincere condolences at this very, very sad tme. We know she's at peace now, with Tiffany, but her loss will be felt always.
Lynn & Joel Chance
Beaumont, California

March 11, 2011

Dear John and Stephanie and John and Family,

Our hearts go out to you and your great loss.

Love and Prayers,
Georgianna & Allan

Jim and Claire Welt

March 11, 2011

John,Stephanie,John and family,
We're so sorry for your loss. Karren was such a wonderful person. We were lucky to have known her. You're in our thoughts.
Jim and Claire Welt and famly.