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Katherine Elaine Gary

August 27, 1957October 15, 2020
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Katherine Elaine Gary, 63, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in a local hospital.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Sulphur before moving to Dequincy. Katherine worked for many years as a security guard for Allied Universal. She enjoyed working puzzles, playing cards and Yahtzee, fishing, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she absolutely adored.

Survivors include her children, Vicki Cooley and husband, Matt of Sulphur and Art Valencia of Amity, Oregon; her siblings, David Ravia, Jr of Dayton, Oregon, Larry Ravia and wife, Cathy of Ragley, Susan Vincent and husband, Donnie of Dequincy; and Linda Terro and husband, Chris of Sulphur; six grandchildren, Seth Valencia, Skyla Valencia, Gaven Theriot, Brayden Theriot, Belen Cooley, and Trait Cooley; and her beloved dog, Scooter. She is preceded in death by her parents, David and Betty Ravia; her brother, Michael Wayne Ravia; and her nephew, Raymond Wayne Ravia.

Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 24, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. The Rev. Stanley Holts will officiate. Burial will be in Farquhar Cemetery in Sulphur. Visitation is from 4-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday in the funeral home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Vicki Cooley and husband, Matt, Daughter
  • Art Valencia, Son
  • David Ravia, Jr, Brother
  • Larry Ravia and wife, Cathy, Brother
  • Susan Vincent and husband, Donnie, Sister
  • Linda Terro and husband, Chris, Sister
  • Seth Valencia, Skyla Valencia, Gaven Theriot, Brayden Theriot, Belen Cooley, and Trait Cooley, Grandchildren
  • David and Betty Ravia, Parents (deceased)
  • Michael Wayne Ravia, Brother (deceased)
  • Raymond Wayne Ravia, Nephew (deceased)
  • and her beloved dog, Scooter.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 23, 2020

  • Visitation Resumes

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Nioakca Mott

October 26, 2020

We love you and miss you Layla said she love you an Aubry said she love you and miss you Layla always want to come an see you we love you an miss you until we see you again tell mawmaw an my brother an my nanny an daddy we love them an miss all of y’all dance so beautiful

Jessica Gibbs

October 25, 2020

I'ma Miss you so much Aunt Kathy you was always there No matter the time are Day you was always a phone call away and if I needed you you was always there are I could show up anytime at your house to talk are if I was Hungry are just needed a friend are hang out . are if I needed some Candy lol. You always opened your house up for anyone that needed to be fed are a place to stay some did you wrong some did you right but that never stopped you bc you was doing what was right in your heart always taking care of anyone that needed you. You had a Big heart and thats why I loved you so much can't find good people Like you much anymore . I love you Aunt Kathy we gonna miss you

Little joey Ravia

October 24, 2020

I love and miss u aunt kathy. I still can't believe that I will never be able to see u again. I love and miss u so much. And I couldn't even say goodbye😭😭😭. My life will never be the same knowing that I will never be able to talk to u again and all the late night talks that we have had in the past. I love and miss u aunt kathy. U will always be forever in my heart. And now all I have are the memories. U are a terrific aunt to me and your grandchildren. And a wonderful mom to your kids. I love u and I hope u rest in peace and have a wonderful time in heaven. Ig this is goodbye for now love u😭😭😭

Connie Henry

October 24, 2020

Love and miss you Aunt Kathy.

Brittany Perry

October 23, 2020

Aunt Kathy was a wonderful women who loved helping everyone out. It’s so unreal that’s she gone but I know she’s in heaven with no pain are suffering. We love you aunt Kathy and we will miss you so much.

Dana Ravia

October 23, 2020

Nanny,
What a GREAT woman you were! I will forever miss you and cherish all the great memories I have with you. You were always around to help anyone, always so caring and loving. I remember, when I was little, waking up to some good ole eggs in a basket, those were my favorite. I remember, numerous times, you getting on to Vikki and I for being out to late, but you would hug us and tell us the dangers of being out. My favorite thing I am going to miss, is everytime I came over we played cards together, so many times Vikki and I beat you in phase 10 and you would get so mad (lol), and you would say, we are gonna play dammit now! So many nights of staying up until the crack of dawn playing cards! I'm gonna miss that so much!
I am so proud of you, everything you did in your life, everything you did for others, it help to mold me to care for other people. You showed me so much about life and I thank you for that! I will always love you to the moon and back and will cherish every memory I have of you!
I love you Nanny, always and forever, rest easy and watch over us!
Love always,
Dana 😘

Vicki Cooley

October 23, 2020

I wasn’t ready to lose you, mom. I didn’t get to hold your hand or say my goodbyes. You were alone and I am so very sorry for that. That will haunt me for the rest of my days. I wanted to hold your hand, pray over you, and just tell you how much I loved you. I simply did not say it enough and I’m sorry. You left us way too soon and now our whole world has been ripped apart. I feel like I can’t make it without you because you were all I had, my best friend and my loving mother. You always did your best, worked hard and had such a huge heart. You loved your grand children so much and they will deeply miss you. They are so lost without you, thank you for giving them the best of you.
You had such a huge heart and took in anyone and gave them all you had to offer. You weren’t treated fairly by many and you deserved so much better than the cards life dealt you but I know without a doubt that you and I one day will walk the streets of gold together with our family. That every loved one who has gone before us and after us will be united together once again in the presence of the Lord. My faith falters in many things but this I know and my faith in that will never be shaken. I love you so much mom and my heart weeps for you. Until I see your sweet face again....
Love your baby girl forever, Vicki 💔

Melissa Vige

October 22, 2020

Kathy loved everyone and was always wanting to help. She had the biggest heart anyone could ask for. Growing up she was always there through the good and bad times, reminding you to cherish both and learn from both. She had a radiance that shined bright, she warmed the coldest room with her presence. Kathy was devoted to her family and friends. Always never missing a minute to praise her children and grandchildren. She will be dearly missed and always deeply loved.

Dana Gary Romine

October 21, 2020

Kathy always made sure we knew we were loved. The summer I spend with her and my dad was a fun one. She taught me to play Phase 10, Dammit, Skip Bo, and most importantly how to beat my dad! There were so many times laughing till our sides hurt. She was a blessing as a bonus mom. I will always keep those precious memories in my heart. Love you always, Dana

Courtney Clement

October 21, 2020

Nanny Kassie has been apart of my life every since I can remember!! We all grew up and drifted apart over the years till about 6 months ago !! It was so AWSOME having her back in our lives it brought up so many memories that were forgotten !! Thank u Nanny for loving all of us kids so much !! U will be missed !! I love u to the moon and back !!!


Courtney Clement
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