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Catharine ‘Kay’ Lathrop

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From page A4 | April 23, 2014 |

April 16, 1920 — March 8, 2014

Kay Lathrop passed away on March 8, 2014, surrounded by family following a chronic illness. Kay was born on April 16, 1920, in Milwaukee, to Martha Helen Todd Spalding and Daniel Herbert Lamb, the oldest girl among six siblings.

Kay attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, but interrupted her studies in order to join the army during World War II. She served as a staff sergeant in the Medical Corps for two years, serving at numerous bases. Following her stint in the army, Kay moved to California and resumed her studies at UCLA, where she earned a degree in microbiology in 1944.

She worked for more than 20 years in several research labs at UC Berkeley where she met the love of her life, Bill Lathrop, in 1968. They enjoyed more than 27 years of marriage and a wonderful retirement life in Brookings, Ore., before he passed away in 1996. In 1997 she moved to Davis to be close to family.

She was an active resident of Covell Gardens for 11 years during which time she ran the Country Store at the facility. In 2008 she moved to St. Johns Retirement Village where she lived until her death this spring.

She is survived by her daughter Ruth Salo and son in-law Wayne of Davis; grandchildren Katherine Langner, Alex and Anne Salo; and great-grandchildren Clara and Bruce. She also leaves behind a son, Gregg; stepsons Granger, John and Peter Lathrop; and stepgrandchildren Lily, Brittany and Heather. She is also survived by her sister Mary Ericsen of Modesto and her nephew Jeff Ericsen of Kyle, Texas.

The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the caring staff at St. John’s Retirement Village for their compassionate and loving care in Kay’s final years. A private family memorial will be held at a later date to celebrate Kay’s life.

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