Kathryn Helen Lauth passed away on April 18, 2013 in Colville. She was born the daughter of Arthur and Edith (Maxwell) Fiske on April 6, 1922 on Whidbey Island.
Kathryn grew up and attended school on Whidbey Island. Her parents relocated to Whidbey Island from Iowa. After graduating from Langley High School, Kathryn went to work for Boeing in the Seattle area. She then went to work for the Navy at the Marine Hospital in Bremerton.
She met Theodore Lauth and the two were married. Together, Theodore and Kathryn had four children. After starting a family, Kathryn began another full- time career as a mother and homemaker. There was not anything she wouldn’t do for her family or friends. Kathryn enjoyed visiting with friends, and was always there for her family and friends. She was a devout Christian, a good soul, and a helpful person to anyone in need.
Kathryn was best described by her family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and a “Good Samaritan of Good Samaritans.” Kathryn’s parents were very important to her. She grew up in a very traditional household and instilled those values in each of her children; things were not right for Kathryn if her family was not together for special occasions.
Kathryn was a music lover by nature. She enjoyed playing her “squeezebox” and piano, tending to her flower garden, sewing, and most of all, spending time with her beloved family.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her loving husband, Theodore, in 2008.
She is survived by her children, Valerie Wilson and husband Jim, Ft. Collins, CO; Roxanne Braybrooks, Colville; Carol Harvey and husband Dave, Arlington; Mark Lauth and wife Lucinda, Colville; grandchildren, Jimmy, Robert, Kelly, Rachael, Mahala, Edith, Pamela, Kimberly, David, Brian, Amanda, Lucas, and Lauren; 12 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Funeral service for Mrs. Lauth will be held at 2 p.m. on May 4 at the Colville First Baptist Church.
If one so wishes, memorial contributions can be made in Kathryn’s name to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 531313 Henderson, NV 89053.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com .
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.