Requiem mass in memory of local television presenter Karen McMahon

Karen McMahon.
Karen McMahon. / T. B.
  • The mass will be held in English and Spanish at the Santa Teresa de Jesús church in La Cala on Tuesday 2 July at 8pm

The Parish Church of Santa Teresa in La Cala de Mijas will host a service in memory of Karen McMahon, the popular Costa del Sol television presenter who died last month after a long illness.

The mass, which will be held in English and Spanish, will be delivered by Pastor Juan Baena and attended by family and close friends.

Born in 1973, Karen had lived and worked on the Costa del Sol for more than 20 years and in that time she developed an ardent passion for the history and traditions of Andalucía. She first worked at Bookworld España in Fuengirola, after which, in 2009, she began presenting the English-language News and Views programme for Mijas Comunicación.

Karen's father is an ex-professional footballer and so it was only natural that she would become an avid sports fan. She loved rugby and was a passionate golfer. She enjoyed music and helped promote numerous local musicians and live music venues on her show on Mijas television. She was also an active member of the Costa Press Club.

The requiem mass will be held in the Parroquia de Santa Teresa de Jesús on Tuesday 2 July at 8pm.