Katie LaVerne Grannis

Katie LaVerne Grannis

Birth
Utah, USA
Death 3 Dec 2008 (aged 89)
Carlsbad, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Grave 1.....Lot 117....Section 11
Memorial ID 32241193 · View Source
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Katie LaVerne Grannis, 88, passed away December 3, 2008, in Carlsbad, California, with her husband of sixty-nine years, Leroy (Granny) Grannis, and her family by her side.

Katie was born on September 23, 1919, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Iva Perkins and Edward A. Tracy. She had a sister, Bette Tracy Finlayson, as well as a half-brother, Ted Sizemore and a half-sister, Ruth Sizemore Goodcell. The family moved to Southern California in 1923, and Katie grew up in Huntington Park, graduating from Huntington Park High School in 1938. In 1939 she married Leroy Frank Grannis. They had four children, Katie (Kit) Padilla, Frank Grannis, Nancy Grannis-Wiig, and John Grannis. They lived in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Hermosa Beach, until retiring to Carlsbad in 1978.

From the early 1960's to the early 2000's, Katie and Granny travelled extensively nationally and internationally to photograph surfing and hang-gliding events, as well as to visit friends and family.

Katie loved animals and children, and was very loyal to all of her old-time friends. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend, loved and respected by everyone who knew her. She is survived by her husband, four children, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter, as well as her sister, Bette and numerous relatives and friends.


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  • Maintained by: À La Mémoire De Vies Bien Vécues.
  • Originally Created by: ed terwilliger
  • Added: 17 Dec 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 32241193
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Katie LaVerne Grannis (23 Sep 1919–3 Dec 2008), Find a Grave Memorial no. 32241193, citing Pacific Crest Cemetery, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by À La Mémoire De Vies Bien Vécues. (contributor 46863517) .