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Kathryn Dettman (LeFevre)

Kathryn Le Fevre died 14 December 1997

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01/15/09 07:15 PM #1    

Cameron B. Howie

A Burt School classmate was Kathy and does anybody that ever knew her just not chuckle when you think about her?
She was the ultimate fun person in our class and I am so pleased I knew her in my youth...God Bless her soul!

02/12/09 10:56 PM #2    

Linda Stultz (Tucker)

I would suggest there's not a person who knew Kathi that didn't like her, and like her a lot too. She was such fun, easy going, seemed to like just everyone, and never put on any phony fronts. I've always been attracted to people who don't do that.

I was very sad to learn of her passing, as many others are, or will be, as they learn of it too.


03/01/09 05:09 AM #3    

John Herrold

I remember Kathryn from Burt School. I can still see her standing in front of the classroom (Mrs. Dickerson's Homeroom I think) with a number of other students doing some activity. She realized there was a button that was not fastened. She twirled around and buttoned it when her back was toward the class. To me she resembled the actress Ava Gardner.

04/26/09 04:37 PM #4    

Deana Raeburn (Poe)

As few knew, I was a cousin of Kathryn's but as most of you know she was a funny girl. She went on to be a funny lady. She would come into town from San Francisco and my husband and I would laugh until she left. She is greatly missed.

05/19/09 03:49 PM #5    

Barbara Joan Merckel (Coapman)

Kathy was a Burt School friend and always so much fun and kept you laughing. She wasn't afraid to speak her mind and we sort of expected it. I remember she got sent to the principal's office for speaking out of turn in Mrs. Egan's art class. Her mother was our Girl Scout leader for a time. Kathy kept our scouting campouts intriguing as we knew she would pull something but it always ended up being fun! She was a refreshing shot in the arm. I reconnected with Kathy (at the 25th reunion)when she lived in San Francisco in a beautiful Victorian home. My mother and I visited her one time when her mother was there and we had a great time going down memory lane. Her father was in the moving business and my grandmother used him for her moves. Kathy - we miss you!

09/10/09 05:18 PM #6    

Lois Margaret Chalmers (English)

Kathy was so much fun. We laughed a lot and had wonderful times together. It's difficult to believe. I'm glad she had a good life and gave so much of her warm hearted self. Lois English Chalmers

10/03/09 05:25 PM #7    

Laurie Gossett (Randall)

Of the many memories with Kathy I recall us as adult friends spending time in San Francisco or Michigan. Laughing, talking, voicing strong opinions on politics, or government, or family or finance or ethics. She would have had lots to say about people and events in the news of the past few years.

She received a B.A. in Business Administration from U of M in 1963, later an MBA and stock broker's license. From U of M she left with two friends in a red "drive-away Caddy" convertible for San Francisco where she spent the rest of her life. I vacationed there many times; while she worked, I ventured into the Mission District, to North Beach or downtown on the BART. Dave and I hiked Yosemite with her up to Tuolume Meadows. We walked in Muir Woods and here at our cottage near Lake Michigan.

Not having children of her own, she was godmother to several and host mother to many. My son Tom was one. He arrived one day in June to stay a couple of days and wound up staying the summer. Her Victorian home at 220 San Jose Avenue had 5 bedrooms and there was always room for another guest. She gardened, cared about poetry and the social issues of the day, but mostly she cared about people. Whether in your face or saying grace, she loved life and her friends. I miss her.

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