Kathleen M. Nash

Kathleen M. Nash

Kathleen M. Nash, 92, known as Katie, passed away peacefully with family by her side on December 4th, 2008. She was born on January 20, 1916 in Connersville, Indiana to Robert & Julia Wilkerson.
While growing up, Katie worked a few jobs but it was while working at Crown Laundry in the Finishing Department that she met the love of her life, Alfred. They were married on June 19th, 1938 at the Crown Laundry ranch in Jennings County which was said to be the social event of the summer. While Katie stayed at home as a homemaker, Alfred went into the Army.
In 1951, they moved to Fillmore and started attending the Assembly of God Church while raising their son. She loved helping other people and became a Sunday School Teacher and spent countless hours with the Women’s Ministries and even found time to volunteer as a Pink Lady for the Fillmore Convalescent Home.
Throughout her entire life, Katie was always a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to everybody. She always had a smile on her face and never spoke badly of anyone. She loved when relatives would visit and never said no to babysit her nieces or granddaughters. They were her pride and joy and she was ours. She never got mad because she loved her life and the people in it.
In 2003, after 65 years of marriage, her husband Alfred L. Nash, went to be with our Lord and Savior and Katie went to live in Pinion Hills, California with family. They cared for her for the last 5 years until she went to Knolls West Convalescent Center. She was our Angel here on earth and now she is our Guardian Angel in heaven. She will be greatly missed by all of us.
Katie is survived by her son Thomas Arnett, granddaughters Lori (Ray) Medrano, Diane Arnett; sister-in-laws Donna (Gary) Nash, Kitty Wilkerson; numerous nieces and nephews and 5 great-grandchildren and many friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Knolls West Convalescent Center in San Bernardino County for their exceptional care of Katie.
A viewing was held on Monday, December 8th from 5pm to 8pm at the Skillin Carroll Mortuary in Fillmore. Graveside services will be ministered by her nephew Paul Long at the Bardsdale Cemetery on Tuesday, December 9th at 2:00 pm. Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary.

Our Angel
You left our side to return home,
The light inside you had always shone.
A whispered thought and gentle tear,
When in our minds you are always near.
One of God's Angels you've become,
But then again, you were always one.
Take your flight then rest your wings,
It's our turn now to care for things.