On the evening of January 27, 2020, Katherine passed away peacefully at her home in Tempe, surrounded by her loving family. Katherine had been courageously fighting ovarian cancer for the past 2 years of her life, always keeping her faith and positive spirit during the challenging ordeal.
Katherine was born on February 25, 1948, in Phoenix, Arizona, the last of five children to Hollie and Louise Sanders (Oliver). She grew up in Chandler and Queen Creek. Katherine is survived by her devoted husband of 36 years, Michael; her 3 daughters: Kristina, Monica, and Nicole; twelve grandchildren: Jacob, Nathan, Matthew, Mariah, Gabby, Elena, Corina, Gloria, Eva, Jack, Charles, and Henry; and her 2 older sisters - Paula and Margaret. She is preceded in death by her brothers, John and Charles.
Katherine united her family through faith, love, and the priceless joy of being together and sharing good food. Katherine/Mom/Grandma was beloved by all who knew her and will be missed beyond words.
A viewing will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 6:00 pm at Richardson Funeral Home, 2621 South Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona, followed by a memorial service at 6:30 pm. A Recitation of the Holy Rosary will follow. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 10:00 am at Church of the Resurrection, 3201 S Evergreen Road, Tempe, Arizona. Interment will immediately follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1500 E Baseline Road, Mesa, Arizona. A reception will be held after the burial at Church of the Resurrection.
“The world's thy ship and not thy home.” - St. Therese of Lisieux
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