After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science and Aviation Management, the two were married in the autumn of 1980 and moved to Kingwood where they started their family. Katherine was offered a job as a pilot for a preeminent international airline and honorably declined the offer to raise their two children, Christopher and Courtney.
In addition to raising their family, Katherine was a part of the HR department in the retail industry where she would demonstrate her keen sense of humor and wit by telling a few jokes whether to coworkers or clients, but always delivering them with a genuine smile and caring heart.
Katherine is preceded in death by her generous and loving parents, Marcia and Francis Von Stetina. She is survived by her husband Richard, and their two adult children: daughter Courtney (husband Jonathan) Levy, and son, Christopher Irwin. She is also survived by her four siblings, Mark Von Stetina, Gary Von Stetina (wife Maureen), Jean Scammacca (husband Mike), and Joe Von Stetina (wife Paula) as well as many much-loved nieces and nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
Along with her commitment and dedication to spending time with family, Katherine never met a fine china pattern she did not love (or could not identify – even on the silver screen!) She was enchantingly sarcastic, could alway deliver a comical play on words, challenge and solve any problems, source bargains across the nation and get you excited for all the hidden gems along a spontaneous road trip route.
Katherine met her endometrial cancer diagnosis in the fall of 2019 with rock solid faith, a courageous and selfless spirit, and constant positivity flowing from mind and heart. Her resilience and optimism helped to sustain those who were there to be her support system while she was going through treatment. While at home, she passed peacefully on the morning of November 27, surrounded by her family at the age of 62.
On her behalf, we would like to especially thank all her friends throughout the years, from her forever faithful circle at St. Martha’s Catholic Church, Macy’s teams and founding friends of Kingwood.
In lieu of flowers and in tribute to Katherine’s generosity of spirit, the family requests that deeds of goodwill be paid forward to both new and familiar faces.
Should you wish to tribute to her in another way, donations may be made to St. Martha’s Catholic Church located at 4301 Woodridge Parkway, Porter TX 77365.