Well-known and popular Spalding woman Karen Morgan has died at her home in the Algarve, just four months after moving to the Portugeuse resort.
Karen (nee Porter), who passed away on Monday, was married to Trevor and moved to her new home in May.
Karen was an active member of Spalding Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society and more latterly St Nicholas Players
She was an active member of Spalding Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society and more latterly St Nicholas Players for many years, taking part in several productions at Spalding’s South Holland Centre.
She was deputy Spalding Flower Queen in 1978 and actually carried out a lot of the engagements during her year of office.
Karen attended the Gleed Girls School and worked in the office at Hortico until having her family.
As her children grew up she re-trained with local jewellers Revills and then went on to manage Hinds Jewellers shop in Boston.
She met Trevor and they worked together building up rounds for UK Mail before building a new home in The Algarve.
Karen’s father Alan Porter ran AP Auctions and AP Sales in Spalding with long time partner Angela Newton, who he married last year.
Angela is well known locally as a South Holland district councillor for over 40 years and Alan is a long time member and former president of the Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland.
Karen is also survived by Alan, husband Trevor, her two daughters, son, granddaughter, two sisters and brother.
She was predeceased by her mum Bobbie.
A funeral service is being held in the Algarve on Thursday.