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Katherine A. Kawchack


Katherine A. Kawchack


Katherine A. Kawchack, died at her home, Rainbow Care Home in Tucson, Ariz., on June 22, 2005. She was 93.

Katherine A. Kawchack was born in Craig on March 9, 1912, to pioneering parents Michael and Mary Kawchack.

Kawchack attended Cottonwood grade school near Craig, and graduated from Hayden High School. She completed studies at Compton, Calif., Junior College, and graduated in 1942 with a nursing degree from Natrona Hospital in Casper, Wyo., completing further training at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

She was licensed to nurse in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and California. In the early 1950s, she began a long career as a private duty nurse in Tucson.

Among her patients was former New York Governor John D. Rockefeller, who died in her arms in Tubac. She loved music, dancing, gardening at her long-time Tucson home, learning languages, and traveling at every opportunity with her many friends, or her family. She was a devoted member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Tucson.

Kawchack is survived by her sister-in-law, Betty (Steve) Kawchack of Craig; nephews Al (Mary) Hoza of Eagle, and Jim (Edie) Kawchack of Oceanside; nieces Mary Anne (Merrill) Lessley of Longmont, Rita Jane (Lloyd) Moore of Silt, and Linda Younger of Libby, Mont.; twelve great nephews; seven great nieces; and two great, great nephews.

Kawchack was preceded in death by her parents, brothers John (Xenia) and Steve, and sisters, Anna (Frank) Hoza, and Mary (Raymond) Roskey.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Adair Mortuary/Dodge Chapel in Tucson. Rosary will be recited at 9 a.m., July 11, 2005 at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, with Mass following at 9:30 a.m. Internment to be at Holy Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice or to the Katherine Kawchack Memorial, both through Adair Mortuary, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716, with memorial funds to go to special needs at Rainbow Adult Care Home where she enjoyed her last eight months.

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