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Kathryn Virginia Branch Grasher
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1920
Winston-Salem
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 9, 2006
Fremont
Alameda County
California, USA

Kathryn grew up in Stanley, North Carolina. As a child, she was trained in both ballet and tap dance. She liked to dance in school shows. Some of her fondest memories of her childhood were summers spent with her grandparents. She treasured times spent on Grandma and Grandpa Wade's farm with her many cousins. She said that there was so much to do on the farm. She also enjoyed visiting Grandma Branch at her store as she would always let Kathryn have candy. She also enjoyed her special visits with her Aunt Jane who, she said, would spoil her.

Kathryn graduated from Stanley High School in 1937. Not long after graduation, her family moved to California. She only returned to North Carolina once, but she always missed it. She would speak of how green and beautiful it was there. She loved the Dogwoods.

Kathryn took office skills courses at Merritt Business College in Oakland. After graduation, she worked as a secretary at the Richmond Shipyard during World War II. Later she was employed by Montgomery Wards Department Store creating their ads for local newspapers. She really enjoyed that job as she was very artistic. Her favorite hobby was drawing and she was a very talented oil paint artist. One of her paintings won an award at the California State Fair.

Over the years, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church of San Leandro, Neighborhood Church of Castro Valley and Crossroads Christian Church of Fremont. She was also very involved in many local bible study groups.

Great-grandparents:
William A. Branch (1854 - 1900)
Mary Jo Walker Branch (1860 - 1897)
Joseph Bright Williams (1841 - 1930)
Jane Eliza Cox Williams (1846 - 1909)
Henry R. Wade (1832 - 1902)
Mary Grant Wade (1839 - about 1864)
James Y. Richmond (1825 - 1886)
Eliza Jane King Richmond (1832 - 1892)

Grandparents:
William Walker Branch (1879 - 1918)
Lillian Virginia "Jennie" Williams Branch (1879 - 1902)
(step) Martha "Mattie" Ann Icard Marsh Branch Cline (1875 - 1939)
Cornelius Wade (1859 - 1950)
Katherine Ivana Richmond Wade (1865 - 1964)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Clifton Branch (1901 - 1938)
  Mattie E Wade Branch (1901 - 1975)
 
 Spouse:
  Lloyd Emmett Grasher (1920 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lone Tree Cemetery
Hayward
Alameda County
California, USA
Plot: Garden: 17, Lot: 15, Space: 457
 
Created by: Cal Bear
Record added: May 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52033975
Kathryn Virginia <i>Branch</i> Grasher
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