Kathryn Westcott Jan 6, 1946 to May 28, 2007
I found out this morning that someone very dear to me has passed away. This lady was like a mother to me. She was always there when I needed her, and I was always there when she needed me. I use to babysit her 4 children when they were young. I spent many a weekends during summers over her house, where we would bake, go to the beach, or sit outside in the sun just talking. She was the mother I never had, since my own mother died when I was 9 years old. She baked me birthday cakes, bought me birthday and christmas gifts, gave me hugs when I was sad, and made me feel as though I was a member of her family.
When Jim and I were married, this special lady baked our wedding cake, prepared all the food, decorated the Hall, which was called Clover Gunning Club that my Dad was a member of. She let me wear the necklace she wore on her wedding day, when I got married. She stood by my side on my wedding day. She was my Maid of Honor. Her husband Bill was an usher at our wedding.
She was such a loving caring devoted wife, mother and friend and later on a devoted grandmother. If you were cold, she'd give you a blanket or warm coat. If you were hungry, she'd put a plate of food in front of you, and if you were sad, she'd open her arms to you and hold you until the sadness passed.
I know in my heart God opened his arms to her and accepted her into his kingdom, and she is now a true angel, rewarded with love, peace, tranquility and beautiful angel wings. What I remember most about her, was her smile. No matter how hurt you were or how sad, her smile always made you feel better.
So, to my dear friend I say, Fly free, you left behind a piece of you in the love and generousity you showed for all your family and friends. You will always be remembered in all of our hearts and minds. We love you.