Kathryn Elizabeth Strom, age 97, a lifelong resident of Seattle, passed away July 24, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Kathryn was born on January 18, 1918 in Seattle to George and Catherine (Yeager) Weglin. She was a graduate of West Seattle High School class of 1936.
Kathryn met her future husband, Harry Strom (of Sedro-Woolley), while working at the Port of Embarkation in Seattle, when he was in the Army. They were married in December of 1945.
Family was always first for Kathryn, as she was a homemaker, and enjoyed fishing, cooking, camping, gardening and spending time with her large family. Most importantly, she loved the Lord and accepted Christ as her Savior and was a constant prayer warrior for her family. She is dearly loved and will be greatly missed. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in West Seattle for 69 years.
Kathryn is survived by her children, Marlene Mowry, Gloria Shawstad, Bill and Cindy Strom and Donna Strom; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great- grandchildren and a large extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Strom; parents, Catherine and George Weglin; siblings, Alex, Nadellia, John, Mike, Mary, George, Ray, Bob and Walter.
A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2015 at Union Cemetery, Sedro-Woolley, with Pastor Eric Wangen-Hoch presiding. A time of visitation will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 31 and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, August 3, after which a procession will follow to the cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at her church, Peace Lutheran in West Seattle. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, 8316 39th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136.