Katherine B. Gassaway
September 20, 1921 – May 4, 2019
Mansfield – God has another Angel, Alice Katherine Grammar Gassaway passed peacefully on May 4, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was 97 years old.
Celebration of Life: Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2pm. Moore Funeral Home, South Chapel, 1219 North Davis Street, Arlington, TX.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, donate in her name to the Disable American Veterans (DAV) or any Air Force Association of your choice.
Katherine or Kaye as she was known to many, was born September 20, 1921, to the late Flourney E. Grammar (WWI Vet) and Bessie Cole Grammar in Hot Springs, AR. She was a believer in Christ. Katherine grew up in Hot Springs AR, AZ and Monrovia, CA where she graduated from High School, and in 1941 graduated from Pasadena Junior College. She was a long time Government employee retiring (38 years) in May 1989 from the 3544th USAF Recruiting Squadron in Arlington, TX. A job and the people she dearly loved. She enjoyed traveling, reading (her favorite Stuart Woods), going to the movies, eating out at here favorite restaurants, doing her Circle-A-Word Puzzles, watching old TV shows and old western movies. She was a longtime fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
She truly loved spending time with her Air Force friends and sharing stories about the Good Old Days. She cherished the time she spent with her long-time friend Dot Hunter. But her greatest joy in life was the time she spent with her Family. She especially loved her role as Nana to her Grandchildren. She lived the last 23 years with her Daughter and Family in Mansfield, TX. She and her daughter shared a special bond most do not get to experience. Katherine was a strong, independent woman who was kind, loyal, and generous to the end. Until we see her again, she will be truly missed by her Family and Friends.
Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Jim B. Bennett and Jack H. Gassaway (WWII Vet), son James R. Bennett, PHD and brother Ralph F. Grammar.
Survivors: Daughter Kathey K. Thury husband Tim and Grandchild Cameron Varley; Son Fred (Michael) Gassaway wife Sherri and Grandchildren Christopher Gassaway wife Catherine, Elliot Gassaway, Josh Ball Wife Rachel, Jonathan Ball; Great-Grandchildren Caroline and Eliza Ball; Son William (Bill) R. Gassaway wife Jennifer and Grandchild Ethan Gassaway.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, May 25, 2019
Katherine B. Gassaway
May 14, 2019
Kaye was a superb secretary, and one of the finest people I ever had the pleasure of working with. Our deepest sympathy to Kaye's family and her many friends. We will not forget her.
Frank and Helen Kapp
David Kraus, Colonel, USAF (Ret)
May 13, 2019
Our hearts go out to Kaye's family and close friend, Dot Hunter. Kaye was a wonderful human being who loved life and family. She will be missed... Dave and Carol Kraus