Katherine B. Stokes
August 17, 1929 – April 9, 2019
Katherine Bowie Stokes, 89, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on April 9, 2019. She was born August 17, 1929 in Bowie, Colorado. She was the youngest of six siblings of William and Martha Bowie. Katherine graduated from the University of Colorado in 1951 and began her teaching career with the Gallup McKinley County School District as an elementary school teacher. She married her husband, Donald E. Stokes, in 1952 who was also employed as an educator with the school district. They continued to work for the school district until their retirement in 1984. In the early years of retirement they traveled and were 'snow birds' to pursue one of their passions, which was golf. They officially made Sun City their home in 1995.
Katherine was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Donald, in 2008 and all her older siblings. She is survived by her four children, Danny (Ida), Thomas (Leah), Susan, Donald B. (Maria) and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Per her request, no funeral services will be held. Her ashes will be spread in a private ceremony later this summer near her birthplace in Colorado.