Katherine Sue Moss
January 4, 1946 – June 20, 2020
Katherine Sue Moss was born in Hillsboro, Oregon and raised in a military family where she also lived in Texas, Canada, Oregon, England and France. She spent the better part of her life in Hillsboro, Oregon and graduates from Sunset High School. She then attended Linfield University and transferred to the University of Oregon where she earned her Bachelors of Arts. She was a member of the Sigma Kappa Phi sorority at Linfield and Chi Omega sorority at Oregon. After marrying Ken, they lived in Hood River and then in Gresham for the majority of their lives together.
Katherine was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Moss and her parents, Robert and Jean Peel. She is survived by her son Brian (Holly), daughter Jennifer (Justin), brother Stephen (Gretchen), sister-in-law Phyllis, and grandchildren (Maloree, Kody, and Bryce).
Katherine’s most treasured times were planning and going on family vacations. She loved Hawaii and the family’s Riverhouse the most! Every day would be carefully thought out and mapped out. We would make the most of every day, visiting all of the sites, playing at all of the attractions and having family meals together. The 4th of July at the Riverhouse was a valued time we spent together. She always made sure that we had enough fireworks for the best display in the neighborhood and excellent meals which always included hot dogs and s'mores by the fire one night and barbecued spare ribs the next.
She was also very involved throughout most of her life in PEO which is a sisterhood that she joined as a young adult and maintained an active participant and leader at times for different fundraisers and planning of events.
Her other passions included playing bridge and almost any card game including Phase 10 with the grandchildren, reading, going to the casino (occasionally), and keeping up on the news and favorite tv shows. Gardening, history and teaching are also things she enjoyed throughout our life. Katherine was a substitute teacher by career and focused her jobs in the areas of English and Journalism. She enjoyed this career choice because she took pride in teaching young people and it allowed her to take time off for her family if needed.
Donations, in lieu of flowers should be sent to OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or The Nature Conservancy
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Katherine Sue Moss
June 26, 2020
Doug and I moved just up the road from Ken and Kathi's river house a year after in 2005. We soon became fast friends sharing countless meals and happy hours during their frequent visits. Annually for several years Ken and Kathi were part of our annual community New Year's Day celebration, we at their special river home on July 4th. To Jen, Brian and entire family I look to this July 4th to share special times with love and laughter. I so miss my friend yet thankful for so so many memories.