Obituary: Gies, Katherine “Katie”

Age 93

GIES, Katherine “Katie” (Age 92) Katie was born March 12, 1921 in Ruff, Washington to Fred and Katherine Schmauder.

She passed away March 9, 2014 in Odessa, WA.

She is survived by five children Robert (Honie) Gies, Richard (Mary) Gies, Marlene (Doug) Brendell-Baker, Susan Jensen, and Randy (Ruth) Gies.

Twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold in 1987 and four brothers and two sisters.

She is a member of the Christ Lutheran Church where she did numerous duties and was part of the women’s group.

She was a former Odessa PTA and 4-H Leader.

She enjoyed cooking and baking, her pets, and her garden.

Viewing will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 900-930 at the Christ Lutheran Church.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA followed by a Celebration of Life memorial service at the Christ Lutheran Church, Odessa, WA at 11:00 AM with Pastor Tim Hauge, officiating.

Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church or to the Odessa Memorial Healthcare Foundation.

Please sign our online guestbook at

STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.

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