Katherine Young

Obituary of Katherine Young

Katherine Mae Young, 87, of Camas, WA, passed away on April 29, 2018 at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, WA. 

Katherine was born in Kelso, WA. to Theodore and Katherine terHorst on August 20, 1930. She completed the 9thgrade and then stayed home to help raise her younger brothers and sisters. In her 40s she and her sisters, Loretta and Barbara went to Clark College to get their GEDs. Katherine worked for Crown Zellerbach Corporation in the Napkin Department and took and early retirement to care for her daughter Debbie, and grandsons, Paul and Michael Severns. She loved knitting, playing board games and spending time with her grandchildren. 

Katherine is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Terry Gray of Ketchikan, Alaska, and Paula and David Lee of Washougal, WA. Grandchildren, Colleen and Corina Coggins, and Paul and Michael Severns. Along with 3 great grandchildren, Kaitlin Sorrells, Tyler Edenshaw and Dylan Simpson, and brother Bernie terHorst. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Young, daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Frank Severns, parents, Theodore and Katherine terHorst, siblings, Bob, Tony, Leo, Ken and Paul terHorst, and sisters, Loretta Bright and Barbara Schuh. 

Funeral services will be help at Straub’s Funeral Home in Camas, WA on Thursday, May 24th at 2pm, Inurnment will follow at Camas Cemetery.

We will miss you Mom and Nana. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation