Kathryn S. Walters

Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2001

Kathryn Susanne Walters died Oct. 28, 2001, in Brookings, Ore.

Born Kathryn Kujala on May 29, 1938, in Fort Bragg, Calif., she married Robert Walters in 1956 in Reno, Nev. She moved to Tenakee Springs in 1970, where she worked as a librarian for the city. She also served as the town's mayor and sat on the City Council and Planning Commission. She moved to Juneau in 1990, and to Brookings, Ore., in 1993.

She enjoyed drawing and painting, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and six brothers and sisters.

She is survived by daughters Suzanne Jones, Spokane, Wash., Amy Paradis, Brookings, Ore., and Carol Haddaller, Jefferson, Ore.; son Robert Walters, Tenakee Springs; brother Waino Kujala, Fort Bragg, Calif.; sisters Alice Rameriez, Pittsburg, Calif., and Evelyn Ritchey, Sweethome, Ore.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Southern Oregon Diabetes Chapter, P.O. Box 4182, Medford, OR, 97501, or the National Kidney Foundation of Oregon and Southwest Washington, 3330 NW Yeon Ave. Suite 130, Portland, OR, 97201.

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