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Kathryn Ann Read

April 11, 1933 — June 25, 2023


Kathryn Ann Read, 90, a beloved homemaker, passed away on June 25, 2023, in her hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Born on April 11, 1933, in Cheyenne, Kathryn lived a fulfilling life filled with love and kindness. Her unwavering devotion to her family and her gentle spirit touched the lives of everyone who knew her.

After meeting in high school, Kathryn married the love of her life James Read on June 28, 1953. At her passing, Kathryn and James were three days shy of their 70th wedding anniversary. 

Kathryn's remarkable personality was marked by her unconditional love for her family. She cherished each moment spent with them and always put their needs above her own. Her warm heart and compassionate nature made everyone feel accepted and loved. Kathryn had a rare gift of never uttering an unkind word about anyone. Her ability to see the good in others was an inspiration to all.

Throughout her life, Kathryn also showcased her impeccable character through her exemplary behavior on the road. It is a testament to her responsible nature that she never received a traffic ticket. She carried herself with grace and integrity, serving as a role model to those around her.

Kathryn's hobbies and interests reflected her vibrant spirit and passion for life. She found great joy in quilting and was an active member of a quilting club. Her skills as an accomplished seamstress were admired by many. Additionally, Kathryn's culinary talents were unmatched as she delighted family and friends with delicious meals prepared with love. She found solace in swimming, frequently immersing herself in the tranquility of the water. Camping trips and fishing adventures brought her immense happiness and allowed her to connect with nature.

As a lifelong resident of Cheyenne, Kathryn treasured the community she called home. One of her proudest accomplishments was being rooted in this beautiful city that held so many memories for her.

Kathryn will be deeply missed by her surviving family members: her loving husband James Read; four children Patricia (Richard), Kevin (Careen), Mike (Melody), Tim (Tammy); and four grandchildren Kylee (Shawn), Casey (Lucas), Mirinda (Mike), Rashell (Ryan) and her nine great-grandchildren. Kathryn is also survived by her sister Connie (Dennis) Sorrels and nieces Kim and Kelly.

Joining her loved ones, Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Eleanor Ronish.

A graveside service to celebrate Kathryn Ann Read's life will be held on July 5, 2023, at Cheyenne National Cemetery 8611 Hildreth Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82009. The service will commence at 10:00 AM.

Kathryn Ann Read was a remarkable woman whose love for her family knew no bounds. Her legacy of unconditional love, kindness, and integrity will forever resonate in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her. She will be remembered as a true embodiment of love and as someone who brightened the lives of all she encountered. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Cheyenne National Cemetery

8611 Hildreth Road, Cheyenne, 82009

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