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 Kathleen Landers

Kathleen Landers

Death 12 Jun 1963
Vashon, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA
Plot Section G, Lot 1910, Site 2
Memorial ID 19553305 · View Source
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"At Holyrood, buried in Section G, is the Landers Family. They were a family of 6 kids and two parents who died in a fire on Vashon Island in 1963. They had just moved to Washington from Illinois the previous year. He was a grocer in a local store, she was a stay at home mom. One of the girls was just a few days shy of her first communion.

The father was working on the heater in the home and the mother just happened to be behind him when it exploded. It threw her out of the home, where she was able to crawl to the family car and honk the horn until help came. Once help got there, she said, "its just too late" as her whole home, kids and husband inside, burned to the ground.

She was taken to Harborview Burn Unit. She stayed alive until her brothers (who came from Illinois) came and told her that the rest of the family had been buried in Catholic Burial Ground. She died shortly after the message. They had closed the kids' graves, but left the fathers open so she could be placed on top (they were all double interments). She was buried two days after the rest of her family. I believe the youngest was less than a year old, both parents were younger than 40."

Bio by Susan Welcher

Cecil L. Landers


Burial Date June 15, 1963

  • Created by: Bonita Isabella
  • Added: 27 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19553305
  • Bonita Isabella
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Kathleen Landers (unknown–12 Jun 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19553305, citing Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Bonita Isabella (contributor 46798970) .