Karen Lynn McGregor

July 31, 1965 - March 1, 2018

Karen McGregor of McKinney, Texas passed away suddenly on March 1, 2018, at the age of 52.   She married the love of her life, Eric, on February 25, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a special and unique ceremony. Karen was an old soul. She loved classic movies (The Wizard of Oz was a favorite), musicals, and The Beatles. Karen had a beautiful singing voice, participating in choirs in her youth, and lately scoring the highest points in Rock Band. She loved to do crafts and had a distinct sense of style Karen was selfless, kind, and inspiring. She touched so many people with her light, and was an amazing daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend.

Karen is survived by her husband, Eric Shaddix; loving parents, Alvah Dee McGregor, Jr. and Oleta Kaye (Arnold) McGregor; her “seestor,” Allison Humphries and her husband, Robert; and niece, Zoe Edwards.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas.

Memorials may be made to Genesis Women's Shelter, a cause near and dear to Karen's heart at

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Even as I write this, I can't believe that Karen is gone. She was a warm, genuine person, with a happy, bubbly personality that was infectious. She had a terrific sense of humor, with a sometimes mischievous smile and twinkle in her eye that would tell you that fun and laughter would be starting soon. She touched many lives, and I'm sure all of them, including me, would say that it was for the better. I will miss Karen, but I will treasure the memories that I have of her even more. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family in this difficult time. Tom Farmer, March 10, 2018 I can’t begin to put into words how much I’ll miss Karen. She taught me so much in such a short period of time. I’ll never forget her wit, personality, or her heart. Karen made me feel like part of the family, and we were all better off for knowing her. Kory Schulte, March 10, 2018 Grandmother "Polly" shouted her praises far and wide. She loved that little girl. She was the first little girl for a long time in the family. She was precious then and, in hearing other responses, she was still precious as a grown lady. A.D., Oleta and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. We love y'all. Cynthia Alexander, March 9, 2018 Karen was one of the sweetest, most genuine and charming people I know, always brightening the world around her. She will be greatly missed. I loved her like a daughter. Marca Lee Bircher, March 9, 2018 The memory of Karen's beautiful personality, her kindness and cheerful spirit will stay way with us. Sharing in your sadness as we remember Karen. Tuula Westlake, March 8, 2018 Karen will always live in my heart - her smile, her enthusiasm for life, and her ability to always laugh at my jokes, even when they weren't funny. I'll always cherish our time together. We had some great vacations with Mitzi: the trip to Vegas after she had just met Eric and the time we hiked to the top of the mountain in Colorado! You will be greatly missed Karen. All my love. Bobby Winters, March 8, 2018 The hardest thing is to see you go, dear one, but fly, fly and know that we will join you ere long and our souls will be one again. All our love to those left behind that they may be comforted in the knowledge that you will all meet again. Eleisa and Tony Trampler, March 6, 2018