Cover photo for Karen Margaret Fitzgerald's Obituary
Karen Margaret Fitzgerald Profile Photo
1957 Karen 2023

Karen Margaret Fitzgerald

April 29, 1957 — July 31, 2023

Nichols Hills



Karen Fitzgerald passed away suddenly on July 31, 2023, following a brief illness.  


She was born in Buffalo, New York on April 29, 1957, to parents Charles (Bill) and Carol Sechrist.  Growing up in rural western New York state, she experienced the joy of a close-knit family surrounded by loving parents, a great-grandmother, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and childhood friends.


Karen is survived by her husband, Michael (Mike); his daughter Shannon Bennett, son Brian Fitzgerald, and grandsons Alec Bennett and Cameron Bennett; her siblings Linda, Mark (Val), Paul, and Tim (Brandi); and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.


She worked for 36 years as an orthodontist assistant for R. Don James, D.D.S.  It was a position and a relationship that was very important to her.  Recently, she worked at Trader Joe’s, where she found a new community of supportive friends. 


Outside of work, Karen relished in the role of aunt and great-aunt; and, along with Mike, she raised several Shar Pei dogs to show and to have as pets—all of whom she adored and cared for.  They were members of the Chinese Shar Pei Club of America for over twenty years.


Karen was known for her compassion and kindness to everyone, her strong work ethic, and for loving family.


A memorial service for Karen will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 11:00AM in the Chapel at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Karen Margaret Fitzgerald, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, September 16, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Shartel Campus

4400 N Shartel Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 569

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree