Katherine Steele

February 13, 1931February 18, 2013
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KATHERINE STEELE Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, and Friend passed in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Feb 18, 2013 at age 82. She was born on February 13, 1931, in Los Angeles California, as the third and youngest child, to first generation Italian immigrants. She resided in Riverside for more than 55 years. She enjoyed cooking, family, travel, exercise classes and TV wrestling with her family. She enjoyed a special vibrancy for life, surviving disabling childhood illnesses, and severe arthritis, which would have limited others. Her optimism, charisma and caring, touched many lives, offering encouragement and inspiration. To her family, she was a tireless mother, always looking for a way to nurture and help where possible. Her smile and grace, love and courage, will be deeply missed. Her career included being a loving wife and caring mother, customer service at Sears, Robertson's Ready Mix, along with various volunteer and community positions. She was an active member of St Thomas the Apostle Church. She is survived by her sons, Thomas Steele, Paul Steele, Steve Steele, David Steele; daughters, Kathy Showalter and Debbie Cox; her daughters-in-law Lori Steele, Kathryn Steele, Laurie Steele, Linda Steele; nephews, nieces, cousins, close neighbors, and many dear and loving friends. She was blessed with 27 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Vigil/Rosary Services will be held at Acheson and Graham Mortuary in Riverside CA on Friday March 1, from 5-7:30pm. A Catholic Mass will be held in her honor at St Thomas the Apostle Church in Riverside, CA on Saturday March 2, at 10:00am. Following we will share her memories with her Celebration of Life reception which will follow the Church Services in the Church hall at 12:00pm. For further details and information please contact her sons on their cell phones: Thomas Steele at 909-938-1455 or Paul Steele at 909-437-9257 Services are entrusted to Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221 Please visit to leave condolences.


  • Visitation Friday, March 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 2, 2013

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Fred Moench

January 19, 2014

Our deepest condolences to Harry and his family.
With sympathy
Fred Moench & Susanne Kriss

Thomas Steele

March 19, 2013

Dear Mom, I am very lost without your face, and the times that were filled with our discussions and wonderful family stories. You left too early and too fast. I am prayerful you are with Dad and all your family, celebrating God's Love and comfort. I would have enjoyed many more years to learn about you, your hopes and your life.... and the special times of your youth. God Bless.

Carrie Tate

March 5, 2013

Dear Steele Family, I am so very sorry to hear about your Dear Mother. She was such a great person and a lot of fun! I, too remember many good times we had in Riverside and Mexico! I remember a fun pizza party...many people helping to make pizzas...I think, just for a family party! Katherine loved her family so much! May our Lord bring comfort and strength through this difficult time! Love, Carrie Tate

Cindy Miranda Scantling

March 4, 2013

Dearest Steele Family, My heart goes out to you all. Your Mom was such a great, loving, vibrant person. I am so blessed and honored to have known her, laughed with her, and spend fun times (Riverside and Mexico!) with her. There has always been a special place in my heart for her and you. May God's Peace be with you. Love, Cindy

March 2, 2013

"Kathy and Family, She was my friend and confidant, as I was her's. I will miss her." Louie Steele (Powder Springs,GA)

February 28, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family. May your special memories be a comfort to you. God Bless. Debbie Corbelli

Marcia Maldonado

February 27, 2013

Our prayers and condolences go out to the
Steele family.

Cathy Sides

February 27, 2013

Kathy and Family,
My heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of your mother. You and I have been neighbors for over 30 years, and I still sometimes expect to see your mom driving her Saturn up the street to visit you. May God bless you and your family with comfort and peace during this difficult time.