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Kathryne SmithKathryne Mau Smith Rock Springs - Kathryne Mau Smith, 93, died Friday, May 30, 2014 at Castle Rock Convalescent Center in Green River. She was born March 8, 1921 in Laramie, Wyoming, the daughter of Albert Mau and Margaret Kennedy Mau. She was raised in Cokeville, Wyoming and graduated from Rock Springs High School with the class of 1939. She was also a graduate from the University of Wyoming. She married Jack M. Smith January 8, 1943 in Hobbs, New Mexico. They lived in Reliance before moving to Rock Springs and always held a special love of the coal camps and the people they knew. Her husband preceded her in death February 3, 1999. She was a teacher with School District #1 for many years. She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood Chapter L. She was also a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community. Her interests were the Wyoming Cowboys and her family. Survivors include her son Jim Smith and wife Sue of Rock Springs; daughter Nancy Slaughter and husband Brad of Surprise, Arizona; nine grandchildren, Jenny, Jack, Zac and Maggie Smith, Shannon Beveridge, Brad Slaughter, Tara Turai, Jamie Gossett, and Casey Smith; 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alberto and Margaret Mau, husband Jack M. Smith, son Jack A. Smith, grandson James Smith, brothers Frank and William Mau. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 pm Monday, June 2, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, A St. and Broadway, Rock Springs where friends may call one hour prior to the services. Interment will take place in the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery.
We were out of town and returned to learn of Kathryne's passing. We have many good memories of both Kathryne & Jack. We are glad to know that she is now at peace and in the company of her husband. We send comfort and prayers to her Family. What a wonderful Lady!
Scott & Debbie VARLEY Jun 3 2014 12:00 AM
I have so many fond memories of our wonderful Dickson street "family". Your mom was a kind and considerate lady. I'm sorry for your loss. Lynette Chollak
Lynette Chollak Jun 3 2014 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear about Kathyrne's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kelly Worden Jun 3 2014 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss, my thought an prayers are with you all. She was a special lady. Now she is in a better place. God bless, Debbie Mortimer
Debbie Mortimer May 31 2014 12:00 AM
Nancy and Jimmy, I'm sorry for the passing of your mother. A number of memories of your mother's kindness come to mind. Mrs. Smith was my cub scout den mother and my mom's dear friend and bridge partner. I recall my mom telling of conversations and other life antidotes during bridge games or just running into each other at school and church functions or the supermarket. All I can think is our mothers are into a bridge game. I'm sure you can muster the picture of that bridge club in your living room. Emma, Bev, Mable or Marge are completing the table. I'll always have good memories of your mother, father and Jackie.
Jim Soderlund May 31 2014 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. God's word the bible is a true living source of comfort. The hope is held out to you that you can see Kathryne again right here on Earth under perfect conditions. God promise at Revelation 21:4-Pain, sickness, and death will be no more. These will be things and the past. Another promise, Acts 24:15-There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. All that God has said is as good as done because Titus 1:2 says-God cannot lie. I hope this console your mind and heart.
Mrs Knight May 31 2014 12:00 AM
Kathryne was a delightful colleague who I had the pleasure working with at Washington Elementary School. I am grateful to her and her late husband Jack. I'm sending condolences and healing thoughts to the family.
Jim Fotter May 31 2014 12:00 AM