Catherine Agnes Kiefer

June 2, 1931 — July 19, 2020

Catherine “Katie” Agnes Kiefer, 89, passed away July 19, 2020 in Bonney Lake, Wash., surrounded by her loving family.

Katie was born June 2, 1931 in Albuquerque, N.M., to Lavena Higgins and Joseph Kolb. She graduated from North High in Denver, Colo., in 1949. Katie married U.S. Navy Sailor, Joseph Kiefer Jr., in 1954. She was a loving mother to five. Katie lived in Oak Harbor, Wash., for 48 years, from 1969 to 2017. During her lifetime, she worked as a soda jerk, a switchboard operator, a housewife, and an Avon lady. She visited all of the 50 states. She attended St. Augustine Catholic Church in Oak Harbor. Katie was active with the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and Right to Life.

Katie is survived by her son, Lawrence (Darlene) Kiefer of Camano Island, Wash., daughter Linda (Ron) Macoubrie of Bonney Lake, son Joseph (Peggy) Kiefer of Chugiak, Alaska, daughter Catherine (Larry) Jacobs of Commiskey, Ind., son James (Oksana) Kiefer of New York, N.Y., and many grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren.

Katie was laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash., July 23. She will be placed with her husband, Joseph Kiefer Jr. The family intends to hold a memorial service in Oak Harbor at a later date.