|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1928|
|Death: ||Jan. 31, 1985|
My mom, Kathleen (Katie)...never knew a stranger. She was born to Katherine Spivey and Robert George Westlake. Mom died in 1985, just before her 59th birthday due to cancer. She was one of those people who was never sick.
I don't think anyone disliked her...she never met a stranger before. If she didn't know you, you can bet she knew your mom or grandma. She was a very opinionated woman and told it as she saw it. This may have offended some, but if it did, they never said. She was a real go-getter. Her favorite things were crocheting (usually a new baby sweater for some expecting lady), reading, Oh, she loved those romance novels!, drinking coffee, smoking Pall Mall non-filters, gardening and birds. She could grow anything. She once cross-bred roses in our basement and it produced just one beautiful coral colored rose about the size of a man's fist. Well, as fate would have it, there was a knock on the door on day and there stood a little neighbor kid with her prized rose in his hand. He had picked it for her! She wasn't happy and sent him on his way! Being a woman, she still was a Jack-of-all trades...there just wasn't anything she couldn't do. You name it, growing flowers, cooking, racing cars, riding a motorcycle, gossiping, and being the dearest and best friend anyone could have. She is sadly missed by everyone, especially her family. My dad is with her now. He passed away not more than 3 years after her. I guess that's what they call dying of a broken heart. I miss them both, but now they are together in health and happiness...forever.
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Tracy Skinner
Record added: Jul 14, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5610882
We miss you so much mom. Growing up without you has been the hardest thing I have ever had to do.I wish my son could have known you and dad, he surely could have used to wonderful people in his life.I love you mom...always.|
Added: May. 23, 2007
RIPOSA IN PACE.|
Added: Dec. 6, 2006
Mom,Uncle Bob is with you now. He no longer has pain and is with all of you in that better place. Watch over Aunt Dora Lou, ths is going to be hard for her.I put out a hummingbird feeder & am waiting for them to come. I hope I get some...you always loved ...(Read more)|
Added: Jun. 22, 2006
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