McLeod Mortuary

1919 East Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA


Kathryn Mae Gravison

April 28, 1930January 3, 2020

Kathryn Gravison 1930-2020

Kathryn passed with peace and grace in Galt, California on January 03, 2020 with family at her side.

She was predeceased by her parents, Elsie and Mabel Shawgo, her sister Gladys Wages and her loving husband Thomas Gravison in 2003. Also predeceased by her sons Terry Saunders and Thomas "Ace" Gravison.

Survived by her brother Robert Shawgo and sister Rosalie Shawgo, cousin, Charlie Pigg, son Keith Saunders, daughter Sharon Saunders-James; her children by marriage, Anne Speicher, Bob Gravison, Mike Gravison, Rita Thompson and Terri Harris. 20 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was born in Cuba Illinois and moved to California as a young wife and mother. Raised her children in Paradise, Ca. Kathryn, aka, Grandma Katy loved her family and her little dogs, Su-Su and Katy-dog. She and Tommy loved traveling as long-haul truck drivers, and eventually settled in Escondido, CA to manage mobile home parks where they made and enjoyed entertaining their many close friends.

There will be a Farewell Graveside Service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Escondido, Ca on Friday, January 10 at 1pm. It will be officiated by Deacon Mitch from Church of the Resurrection. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be planned for the near future, date to be announced.


  • Graveside Service Friday, January 10, 2020


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Kathy Clifford

January 9, 2020

Although my Aunt Kathryn lived 2000 miles from me I loved her greatly. In 1976 at the age of 17 I made a trip by train and stayed with her and Uncle Tommy for a month. That was a wonderful time in my life and I got to really know her better. Uncle Tommy and Aunt Kathryn visited us in Illinois anytime their trucking business brought them to Illinois. Loved to see that big orange truck bring them for visits. Love you Aunt Kathryn and rest in Jesus's loving arms. Your loving niece Kathy.