OBITUARY

Catherine (Kittye) Chauret

September 17, 1926June 3, 2018

Catherine (Kittye) Chauret left earth for a greater kingdom on Sunday, June 3, 2018. She was known by the children of her first marriage as "Saint Catherine." She was born on September 17,1926 to Cecil and Anna Miller of Wichita Falls, Texas. She spent her early years between the northern part of Texas and California. During WWII she married (now deceased) CMSgt Charles Clemmons, USAF. This marriage bore four children, Charles Clemmons, wife Joan and one child, 1st Lt USAF Richard Clemmons who had two children, Catherine Hamilton with three children and another daughter, Georgann, husband Gary Eaton with three children. Her second marriage was to Colonel Colin J. N. Chauaret, USAF on October 31, 1980. He brought into this family nine more children born by his first wife, Madeline Eager, now deceased. Sharon and her husband, AF Retired Colonel Wm. Boyd Nix, with three children, daughter Margo and husband Karl Franz, with four children; Reverend Debra Aishman, deceased husband Otha Aishman and deceased son; son Lt. Col Keith Chauret, USAF Retired and wife Sheila with two children; son Michael with three children; son Lt. Col Mark Chauret USAF Retired, wife Patrice, RN with two children; daughter Maria RN, husband Arthur Martinez, MD with one child; daughter Kateri Chauret with one child; and daughter Mary, husband James Cannon, with three sons.The combined 13 children brought forth on this earth a total of 29 grandchildren, 39 great- grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Counting spouses that is a little over 100, filling the Lord's desire to go forth and multiply. Kittye, in her early to late teen years, was a Professional Model, pictures only, along with being a WWII pin up girl in Ufe Magazine. She married Colonel Colin J. N. Chauret, USAF Retired on 31 October 1980. This brought the two families together as one in many get togethers, sometimes, quite large. Kittye and Colin did a lot of traveling after she retired from the local Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union after 11 years in their employ. In eight trips to Europe, they visited Colin's family in England and Wales, along with visiting Colonel Wm. Boyd Nix, USAF and daughter, Sharon, along with their three daughters-in Germany and Belgium. There were many other trips to their children in Tuscon, AZ, Baltimore, MD, Williamsburg, VA, Washington, DC, Nashville, TN, Alpharetta, GA, Valparaiso, FL, Miami, FL and Altus, OK. After Colin turned 90, they stopped traveling. However, they both kept up their dancing and walking. Kittye and Colin in their own neighborhood for years. After a fall Kittye had four years ago, they transferred all their walking in the North Star Mall of San Antonio, averaging over four miles a day, day in and day out. Since they walked during the busy part of the day, they made many friends and were known as, "The Gruesome Twosome, Colin and Kittye, Good Will Ambassadors to the North Star Mall" Many thousands of pictures were made of them, distributed over Facebook and other means. Kittye had covered over 42,000 miles of roadwork during her running, jogging and walking with Colin. A Visitation will be June 18 at 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Rosary at 6:00 PM at Colonial Funeral Home at 625 Kitty Hawk Rd., Universal City, TX 78148. Funeral Services will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Selma, TX 78154 on 19 June at 11:30 AM. Interment at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1:00 PM. Reception to follow at the Olympia Golf Course in Universal City, TX.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her loving husband Colin Chauret ; children Charles Clemmons, wife Joan and one child, 1st Lt USAF Richard Clemmons who had two children, Catherine Hamilton with three children and another daughter, Georgann, husband Gary Eaton with three children; Sharon and her husband, AF Retired Colonel Wm. Boyd Nix, with three children, daughter Margo and husband Karl Franz, with four children; Reverend Debra Aishman, deceased husband Otha Aishman and deceased son; son Lt. Col Keith Chauret, USAF Retired and wife Sheila with two children; son Michael with three children; son Lt. Col Mark Chauret USAF Retired, wife Patrice, RN with two children; daughter Maria RN, husband Arthur Martinez, MD with one child; daughter Kateri Chauret with one child; and daughter Mary, husband James Cannon, with three sons.The combined 13 children brought forth on this earth a total of 29 grandchildren, 39 great- grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Counting spouses that is a little over 100, filling the Lord's desire to go forth and multiply.

Services

  • Visitation with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Interment Tuesday, June 19, 2018
REMEMBERING

Catherine (Kittye) Chauret

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Lucy (Starbucks) Martinez

June 19, 2018

I love seeing Colin and Kittye come into our Starbucks at North Star Mall everyday. I’ve been at that Starbucks for 2 years and they continue to be the happiness of our store. They were always center of attention and everyone’s “couple goals”. Colin and Kittye always made sure to stop by and talk to all of their friends each time. We will miss seeing Kittye with Colin but we know she will always be walking by his side. We love you Colin and I hope you continue to come in for your caramel Frappuccino. You are always welcome and always loved by all of us.

Robert Trotter

June 18, 2018

So sorry to hear. I have not seen Kittye nor Colin in years but fondly remember them. I remember talking with both of them urging them to get married many years ago. Kittye was always such a spark of life, her smile was truly infectious. I pray for Colin and the family, as they remember all of the good times they had with her. She had quite the life to celebrate.

Jessica Gonzalez

June 12, 2018

I moved to San Antonio 6 years ago and started working at Jcpenneys in Northstar mall. 3 years into my employment with JCP I became the Men’s department supervisor. One morning I notice a cute lil elderly couple walking across the second floor doors to jcp with cute matching sweaters and everyday after that I would wait to see them, to start my day. I never physically meet the duo, just waved a few times as they passed; but I remember thinking to myself.... how much of a positive example this couple was to many #Goals. They become apart of the better part of my career with jcp and am very sad to hear this news. I send my deepest condolences to the family and always know that I will cherish the fond memories of Kittie and Colin.

Wanda & Les Wood

June 8, 2018

When I moved to Randolph AFB in 1973, I bought the townhouse behind Kittye's. That began a friendship that spanned 45 years. We became good friends straight away. She helped in our wedding and we visited off and on over those 45 years. My fondest memories of her and Colin were their visits to see us in England, Washington DC, and our visits to see them in both the apartment and the house. There were always many memories and fighter pilot stories shared. We talked about the O Club and our favorite bartenders and all the good times we had both upstairs and down in the Auger In. We also shared a love for Mexican food. She was a very special lady and will be missed.

Katrina Piper

June 7, 2018

To Kittye's family,
Kittye was one of the loveliest ladies with whom I once worked. She was encouraging to me while I was a newcomer. It did not take long to know that Kittye was a child of God. Most knew that she often used her lunch break to attend prayers at the chapel across the street. Everyone also knew how much she loved her family. It was part of who she was. Although soft-spoken, you rather knew Kittye had opinions., although she was never a confrontational person. After Kittye's retirement, we still had the pleasure of Kittye's company at the monthly luncheons some of us attended. Kittye will be missed.
Katrina Piper

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Catherine (Kittye) Chauret left earth for a greater kingdom on Sunday, June 3, 2018. She was
known by the children of her first marriage as "Saint Catherine." She was born on September
17,1926 to Cecil and Anna Miller of Wichita Falls, Texas. She spent her early years between the
northern part of Texas and California. During WWII she married (now deceased) CMSgt Charles
Clemmons, USAF. This marriage bore four children, Charles Clemmons, wife Joan
and one child, 1st Lt USAF Richard Clemmons who had two children, Catherine Hamilton with three
children and another daughter, Georgann, husband Gary Eaton with three children.
Her second marriage was to Colonel Colin J. N. Chauaret, USAF on October 31, 1980. He
brought into this family nine more children born by his first wife, Madeline Eager, now
deceased. Sharon and her husband, AF Retired Colonel Wm. Boyd Nix, with three children,
daughter Margo and husband Karl Franz, with four children; Reverend Debra Aishman,
deceased husband Otha Aishman and deceased son; son Lt. Col Keith Chauret, USAF Retired and
wife Sheila with two children; son Michael with three children; son Lt. Col Mark Chauret USAF
Retired, wife Patrice, RN with two children; daughter Maria RN, husband Arthur Martinez, MD
with one child; daughter Kateri Chauret with one child; and daughter Mary, husband James
Cannon, with three sons.The combined 13 children brought forth on this earth a total of 29 grandchildren, 39 great- grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Counting spouses that is a little over 100, filling the Lord's desire to go forth and multiply. Kittye, in her early to late teen years, was a Professional Model, pictures only, along with being a WWII pin up girl in Ufe Magazine. She married Colonel Colin J. N. Chauret, USAF on 31 October 1980. This brought the two families together as one in many get togethers, sometimes, quite large. Kittye and Colin did a lot of traveling after she retired from the local Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union after 11 years in their employ. In eight trips to Europe, they visited Colin's family in England and Wales, along with visiting Colonel Wm. Boyd Nix, USAF and
daughter, Sharon, along with their three daughters-in Germany and Belgium. There were many
other trips to their children in Tuscon, AZ, Baltimore, MD, Williamsburg, VA, Washington, DC,
Nashville, TN, Alpharetta, GA, Valparaiso, FL, Miami, FL and Altus, OK. After Colin turned 90,
they stopped traveling. However, they both kept up their dancing and walking. Kittye and Colin in their own neighborhood for years. After a fall Kittye had four years ago, they transferred all their walking
in the North Star Mall of San Antonio, averaging over four miles a day, day in and day out. Since
they walked during the busy part of the day, they made many friends and were known as, "The
Gruesome Twosome, Colin and Kittye, Good Will Ambassadors to the North Star Mall" Many
thousands of pictures were made of them, distributed over Facebook and other means. Kittye
had covered over 42,000 miles of roadwork during her running, jogging and walking with Colin. A Visitation will be June 18 at 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Rosary at 6:00 PM at Colonial Funeral Home at 625 Kitty Hawk Rd., Universal City, TX 78148. Funeral Services will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Selma, TX 78154 on 19 June at 11:30 AM. Interment at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1:00 PM. Reception to follow at the Olympia Golf Course in Universal City, TX.