Katheryn Emma Cassal, 98, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Monday, December 10, 2012.
Katheryn was born on Wednesday, March 18, 1914 in Harlem, Montana, the youngest of ten children of Charles & Alvina (Mahre) Fox. The family resided in Montana until moving to the Clear Lake area in 1923, and Katheryn attended grade school at Baker Heights and Clear Lake grade schools and then high school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating with the class of 1932.
On July 23, 1936 Katheryn was united in marriage to Montry Cassal in Seattle, and they made their home in several communities before returning to Clear Lake where they operated a dairy farm for many years, moving to Saxon in 1961 where they continued farming for several more years until Montry’s untimely death in 1975. Later that year Katheryn moved to Sedro-Woolley.
Katheryn was an active member of the Central United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Cedar Crest Grange for 50 years, the Samish Pioneer Club for 36 years and Beaver Lake Home Demonstration. She also enjoyed ceramics, quilting and crocheting.
Katheryn is survived by her children and their spouses, Virginia & Bill Munsell of Burlington, Kenneth & Paulette Cassal of Arizona and Mike & Pat Cassal and Richard Cassal of Sedro-Woolley; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Montry; a grandson, William Munsell; a great-grandson, Wes Neff; seven brothers and two sisters.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Central United Methodist Church, 1013 Polte Road, Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Marilyn Kallshian officiating. Interment will follow at the Saxon Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of the Northwest or Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research.