OBITUARY

Cathy "Kate" Lynn Arahood

August 15, 1957February 6, 2020
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Cathy “Kate” Arahood, age 62, of Orlando, Florida, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Survivors include husband, Ron Arahood; daughter, Cara Arahood; grandson, DJ Ware; granddaughter, Carleigh Ware; great granddaughter, Aubree Ware; son, Ron Arahood Jr. and wife, Jeanette Arahood and grandson, Trey Arahood; sister, Sharon Little and husband, Lanny; brother, John Lawhorn III; brother, Bob Lawhorn and wife, Diane; sister, Robin Colvell and husband, Ed; brother, Randy Lawhorn and wife, Pearly; and brother Tom Lawhorn and wife, Helen. A viewing for Kate, will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Baldwin Fairchild at Chapel Hill, 2420 Harrell Rd, Orlando, Florida, 32817. Kate’s funeral service will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm at the same location as the viewing. Following the funeral there will be a reception at the funeral home. Kate was born in Dayton, Ohio to Lauretta Leyes and John Lawhorn, Jr. on August 15, 1957. She graduated Patterson-Co-Op in Dayton, Ohio in 1975. On July 4, 1973, she met her future husband, Ron Arahood. On September 10, 1977, after Ron completed Navy bootcamp, they married in his mother’s backyard. Kate and Ron have celebrated 42 wonderful years of marriage. During this time, Kate has lived in Ohio, California, South Carolina, Italy, and, once Ron retired from the military, Florida. She worked for Deardoff Automotive Group for 21 years. Kate was sweet, kind, caring, and loved by everyone who knew her. Other than working, Kate enjoyed, bowling, playing the slots, and shopping. The family of Kate Arahood wishes to extend their sincere thanks to all those who have supported her during her illness. They also want to thank the hospice staff of Advent Health. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society. You can donate by phone at 1-800-227-2345 or mail checks to: American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Please include a short note that your donation is being made in memory of Kate Arahood.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Committal Service Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Reception Friday, February 14, 2020

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Cathy "Kate" Lynn Arahood

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Sharon Shay

February 14, 2020

I had worked with Kate at Island for a number of years, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was my friend, and lost touch when I left to move to Maryland. Just remember that she brought joy and laughter wherever she was. Again so sorry for your loss.

Brenda Wilson

February 13, 2020

Dear Bob and Diane and the entire family our prayers are with you. God Bless you all at this time. With all our love and prayers.

Virgil & Brenda Wilson






Al & Mina Bryson

February 10, 2020

We will always remember Kate's happy face at all the fish fry parties and our get togethers around Christmas with the machine shop group. Kate dedicated her energy trying to keep Ron on track and we'll always we thankful for that. Rest in peace, you will be in our prayers.

Kim Hagan

February 9, 2020

My sincere condolences to the families. I have known both families since I was a little girl. We all lived on the street. When Ron and Kate got married I was there and I caught the bouquet. I was still in high school. I always knew they would have a good life together. May God bless both families and hold them in his arms to help them through their grief. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Kim

Sharon Little

February 9, 2020

Katie, I will miss our marathon talks on the phone. No matter the length of time between phone calls, we just picked up where we left off.
I will always hear your laughter just as I hear you laughing now. What a great memory to have! Your sweetness and giving heart was given to all. Rest In Peace my sweet sister. I love you.

FROM THE FAMILY

Winter Haven Chain of Lakes boat ride

FROM THE FAMILY

Winter Haven Chain of Lakes boat ride

FROM THE FAMILY

Winter Haven Chain of Lakes boat ride

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Ron and Jeanette's wedding

FROM THE FAMILY

Ron and Jeanette's wedding

FROM THE FAMILY

Winter Haven Chain of Lakes boat ride

FROM THE FAMILY

Winter Haven Chain of Lakes boat ride

FROM THE FAMILY

Winter Haven Chain of Lakes boat ride

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Ron and Jeanette's wedding

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Ron and Jeanette's wedding

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Ron and Jeanette's wedding

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Thanksgiving 2018

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Ron Jr's birthday dinner at Kobe's

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Fort De Soto

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Lakeland Car Show