Kathryn J. Latham
Kathryn J. Latham, age 75, passed away at the Veterans’ Nursing Home in Rifle, Colorado, May 24, 2010. She was born on October 20, 1934 to Jacob Edward and Nellie Belle (Simmons) Latham in Englewood, Colorado. She started school on Wallace Creek near Parachute, Colorado, and then moved to Rifle where she graduated from Rifle Union High School in 1952. She was married to Charles L. Disney in 1958 and later divorced.
Survivors include her son, Charles Lee Disney of Rifle; granddaughters, Amanda Marie Disney and Kassandra Lee Disney of Cheyenne, WY; grandson, Robert Dee (Kelsie) Disney of Sheridan, WY; and great-grandson, Braxton Jerod Almodovar of Cheyenne, WY; brothers Jay R. Latham of Rifle, Jack D. (Ann) Latham of Lakewood, CO and Kenneth L. (Marilyn) Latham of Rifle; sisters Mary L. Kuhn of Grosse Point, MI and Ann Aldrich of Flower Mound, TX; sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Brown) Latham of Portland, OR; and many nieces and nephews and their families.
Kathryn was predeceased by her parents; brother, William E. Latham; son, David Neal Disney; grandson, Jerod Dee Disney; and her friend, Bill Hutton.
Katie, as she was known to her friends, was a cosmetologist -working for several years in Basalt, Colorado. She was also the manager of the Rifle Elks Club in Rifle for many years. She was an excellent fisherman who liked to camp and ride horses.
She was an avid Broncos fan and also enjoyed watching the Rockies play. She had beautiful flowers and gardens, followed her boys to their rodeos, and especially liked playing cards and other games. Animals, mainly her Jack Russells Tuffy and T.J., were always an important part of her life. Her grandkids called her “Granny”, and they were grateful for all the loving care she gave to them.
A memorial service for Katie will be held at the Elks Lodge in Rifle Saturday, June 26, at 11:00 with a luncheon to follow. The family gives great thanks to the V.A. staff for their love, support, and outstanding care of Katie. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Kathryn Latham to the Resident Benefit Fund of the Veterans’ Nursing Home of Rifle – 851 East Fifth Street, Rifle, CO 81650.
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