Katherine "Katy" McGinnis Waite

October 4, 1952March 5, 2018

Katherine (Katy) McGinnis Waite, 65, of Placerville, CA passed away peacefully in Salinas, CA on March 5, 2018. Katy was born in Salinas, CA on October 4, 1952 to Frances and John McGinnis. She attended Salinas High School, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and Palmer College of Chiropractic West. Katy married her late husband Glenn Hayward Waite in 1974 in Salinas, CA and lived in San Jose, where she was passionate about healing and teaching others as a Touch for Health practitioner and teacher. They moved to Placerville in 1985 when Glenn transferred to the Folsom Intel office. She had a local chiropractic office on Main Street where she enjoyed treating her patients. Katy adored the rural nature of Placerville, loved gardening, spending time with her animals, and hiking in the foothills. Katy spent much time in the arts pursuing drawing, pottery, playing the drums, and attending live music performances (a regular of Music in the Courtyard). She enjoyed the local restaurants and wineries of the area. Katy is preceded in death by her late husband of 27 years, Glenn Waite. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Marie Nicole-Waite Rotter and her husband Lucas, her boyfriend David V. Smith, her sister Marjorie Rossi and her husband Jimmy, her sister Carol Smith and her husband Sidney, her parents Fran and John McGinnis and her beloved canine companion, Jasmine. Katy is also fondly remembered by her nieces, nephew, and grandniece. Memorial services will be held at Chapel of the Pines in Placerville, CA on March 16, 2018 at 1pm. A viewing will be held prior to the services starting at 11am. Memorial donations may be made in Katy’s name to the Glenn Hayward Waite Memorial Scholarship Fund at the El Dorado Community Foundation.



  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 16, 2018


  • Graveside

Katherine "Katy" McGinnis Waite

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