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Kathryn Teressa Hosack
02/28/1914 — 07/23/2005
From Kennewick, &, Richland, WA, US | Born in East Brady, Pennsylvania
Kathryn Teressa Hosack
Kathryn Teressa Hosack, 91, of Kennewick and Richland, passed away July 23, 2005, at Canyon Lakes Rehab Center. She lived in the Tri-Cities 56 years. Kathryn was born February 28, 1914, in East Brady, Pennsylvania. She successfully raised and took care of 4 younger siblings when she was 18 years old after the death of their mother. Kathryn attended State Teachers College in Pittsburg, KS and Eastern Washington University at Cheney, WA. She was a retired kindergarten teacher at Lewis & Clark Elementary School in Richland, WA where she taught for 27 years. During WWII, she served in the Womens Army Corp WACs from August 1943 to November 1945 and overseas in the WACs Signal Corp in London and Paris. She was a member of Central United Protestant Church and was a Sunday School teacher. She volunteered for the Kadlec Auxiliary, Headstart, and the Food Bank. She was a grandma to Rainbow Girls and cookie lady to neighborhood children. She was past Worthy Matron of Amaranth, and was a member of Eastern Star, White Shrine, Richland Toastmistress Club, Womens Federated Clubs and a lifetime member of Washington Retired Teachers Association and Pittsburg College Alumni. Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, Charles L. and Clara Miller Hosack; brothers, Kenneth Hosack and Ray Hosack; sisters-in-law, Roma Hosack and Helen Hosack; sister, Alice Kelly and brother-in-law, Gerald Kelly; nephew, Stanley Hosack; and nieces, Janice Hosack and Barbara Hosack Busch. Kathryn is survived by her brother, Harold Hosack; sister, Gladys Yucho; sister-in-law, Bernice Hosack; nieces and nephews, Laura Coombe Larry of Arizona, Harold Wayne, Jr. Cheryl of Texas, Charles Ray Hosack Dale-Ann of Alaska, Robert Gene Hosack of Texas, Ted Yucho Laurie of Oregon, Larry Kelly of Ohio, James Hosack Mary of Oregon, Douglas Kelly of Ohio, Stephen Yucho of Spokane, Richard Hosack Connie of Florida, Dan Hosack of Florida; and several great and great grand nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2005, at Central United Protestant Church. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at Einans Funeral Home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. The family wishes to thank Canyon Lakes Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful tender loving care she received there.
I’ve known Katherine for many years. She and my aunt, Louiza Carratt, came to most of my familys holliday family dinners and she was always a happy gentle addition.
In more recent years I would drive my aunt Louiza, Katherine and ofter one of their other friends all over the community to see the Christmas lights. A couple of years Katherine also went with us to see the Luminaries where a whole neighborhood lit candles in white paper bags and lined their porches, driveways, and sidewalks. Katherine so enjoyed the lovely sight.
Katherine and Louiza were the best of friends and went together to the many Masonic and business womens organizations that they both belonged to as well as sharing their church activities. They were truly sisters of the heart.
I remember the summer I stayed with her while the family was on vacation and I helped her move from her old house to her new house. I was about twelve. You will be missed.
Miss Hosack was my kindergarden teacher at Lewis and Clark Elementary in 1954.I remember her well and appreciate her dedication to teaching one small boy how to be successful in life.
Thanks for the daily pat on the head, and every once in awhile the behind.