Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Katherine Louise Martin Killebrew


Katherine Louise Martin Killebrew passed away Aug. 4 in Pebble Beach, Calif.

Born in Nashville, Tenn., on Feb. 19, 1927, Katy Lou was a graduate of Peabody Demonstration School and attended Ward-Belmont and Southern Methodist University. Katy Lou married George Wimberly Killebrew III on Aug. 19, 1950, and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1960 where they raised their family. She and her husband retired to Pebble Beach, Calif., in 1990. Katy Lou was a member of the Outrigger Canoe Club and the Beach and Tennis Club in Pebble Beach.

Her love of travel took her to the far reaches of the world. Katy Lou did volunteer work for Kapiolani Hospital and Punahou School. She loved to play tennis, was a gourmet cook and, most especially, loved her family.

Katy Lou is survived by her children, George Wimberly (Anne Nash) Killebrew IV of Dallas, Texas, and Katherine Vance Killebrew of Honolulu, Hawaii; her grandchildren, Katherine Taylor Nordgren, Brett Douglas Bechert, Whitney Martin Bechert, Thomas Nash Killebrew and William Martin Killebrew; her great-grandchildren, Jack Vance Nordgren and Joshua Finn Nordgren; and her brother, Woodson James (Clara Chester) Martin Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1992.

Memorial services will be held later in Pebble Beach and Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Box HH, Monterey, CA 93942. Please visit wwwthepaulmortuary.com to sign Katy Lou's guest book and leave messages for her family.




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