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Kathryn Elizabeth Strom Memorial
Kathryn Elizabeth Strom Memorial

Kathryn Elizabeth Strom

Kathryn Elizabeth Strom

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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.


  • Kandice Weglin

    Dear Marlene, Gloria, Billy, Donna & Family . . .
    I was so sorry to hear that my Aunt Kathryn passed away. I always knew she was a stellar example of what it means to be a Christian, giving and serving others without question, and I have felt myself very spiritually drawn to her.
    I moved to Greensboro, NC to be with my wonderful sister Tita, and also because I wanted to live in the “Bible Belt.” But I think that for the family of Kathryn Strom, Kathryn was a spiritual oasis for her entire family. Maybe one day we will all meet again, but I know Kathryn now is tucked safely in the arms of Jesus.
    Your Cousin, Kandice Weglin ~ Greensboro, NC

  • Tamera Duke

    Nana, rumbabumbum, I sing this to my grand babies!! You always made me feel loved and excepted, even in my occasional (okay frequent) sinful ways! Thanks for your prayers always! May the family pick up where you left off, let us all be prayer warriors for our family and the world! Praise be to our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ who gave us our Nana! And our hope which is in Him! I hope there are Swedish pancakes in heaven! I will see you again my sweet Nana! Love you always and forever ?

  • Steve & Sandy Bachmann

    I know your heart is feeling heavy. My hope and prayer for all of you is that each day your hearts will feel lighter and lighter from the loss you are feeling, until one day only sweet memories remain to comfort you.
    Take Care,
    The Bachmann Family

  • Kimberly Zietz


    To my sweet little Nana,
    Up in Heaven, high above,
    I know today you’re with us all,
    And sending all your love.

    Today we all remember you,
    And bid you one last goodbye,
    Celebrate the life you’ve had
    And maybe have a cry.

    You’ll never be forgotten Nan,
    I’ll just close my eyes and see,
    Your smiling face and feel your love
    And you’ll be close to me.

    You had such a long life,
    So many have so less,
    It was your time, the Angels came,
    And placed you with the best.

    So dear Nana, up above
    Although your no longer here,
    In my heart is where I’ll keep you,
    Forever, you’ll be near.

    Love your granddaughter Kim

  • Kristalee Tibbetts

    Although I cannot see you,
    I feel your presence near.
    I will hold you close in memory,
    Till I drop my very last tear.

    So be with the angels,
    And your golden heart let rest.
    Although our hearts are broken,
    We know GOD took the best.

    I’ll close my eyes,
    and see your smiling face.
    I’ll lock you up inside me heart,
    Until we again embrace.
    So rest now my beautiful nana,
    I’ll never forget how much you have done.
    Your loving grand daughter, Kristalee Tibbetts

  • Marlene Mowry

    Mother a big piece of my heart went with you. But I am comforted because I know you are in heaven (dancing on that hill you told me about). One day, I believe we all will be reunited in heaven. Until then my heart is with you. I will love you forever. Mother tell Cynthia I love her too. Your daughter, Marlene