Katherine Louise Barry

Katherine Louise Barry, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Hemet of natural causes.

Kathe was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Dec. 21, 1930, to George and Elizabeth Grau.

Kathe loved to serve her community. She served five terms as president of the Trona Lions Club, one of her very favorite organizations. She served as president of the Searles Valley Community Services Council and was on the boards of the Searles Valley Gem and Mineral Society and Trona Cemetery Association. She was a member and docent coordinator of the Searles Valley Historical Society. Kathe was also a member of the senior organization in charge of decorations, and corresponding secretary and past president of the Blooming Sands Garden Club.

Kathe is survived by her three children; son Michael Barry and wife Kelly, son Don Barry and wife Nira; daughter LeslieAnne McDavid; granddaughter Amanda and husband Ryan Holzer; great-grandchildren Mackenzie and Tristan Holzer; brother Don Grau; sister-in-law Helen Grau; nieces Valerie Diaz and Kris Lucero; eight greatnieces and nephews; and her beloved cat Molly.

She is preceded in death by her parents George and Elizabeth Grau, niece Dana Grau and cousin Bette Jane Richmond.

Services will be officiated by Rev. Dennis Benadom on Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at the Trona Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 83456 Argus Ave, Trona, followed by a short graveside service at the cemetery. Refreshments will be provided at the Trona Community Senior Center, 13187 Market St., Trona.

— Submitted by the loved ones of Katherine Barry

Story First Published: 2018-06-01