Katheryn Lucille Rose Curnett Wilson (2017)

Katheryn Lucille Rose Curnett Wilson (2017)

Katheryn Wilson passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on April 6, 2017 with her family by her bedside. Katheryn was the middle child of three and was born on the Choctaw Reservation near Hugo, Oklahoma.
Preceding her in death were her parents Hubert Campbell Rose and Tommie Mae Rose, her two brothers Russel and Gorman Rose.
Katheryn was the mother of Steven Edward and Hubert Thomas Curnett and step mother to Ronald, Jack, Rex and Becky Wilson. She was the grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
The Rose family moved to California in the early 40’s and settled in the Santa Maria Area. Katheryn attend Santa Maria High School and was active in high school activities. During WWII Katheryn had a part time job working at the U.S. Army Base Camp Cook now renamed Vandenberg Air Force Base. While at the base she was named “Camp Cook Cutie”. While still in High School Kay was introduced to a handsome Marine home from the war. Shortly after she left high school in her senior year and like so many others Kay and Ed made a quick trip on Highway 58 and were married in Las Vegas. After living in the Santa Maria area for a few years Ed and Kay moved with their two boys to Fillmore where he continued working in the oil fields and Kay continued as a homemaker and mother. After Ed’s death in 1958 Katheryn worked for the Fillmore School District in the cafeteria and later as a waitress to support her sons.
Katheryn married Jack Wilson in 1963. This was a union that would last 54 years until Jack’s death in 2015. Kay and Jack loved to travel and enjoyed visiting not only several states in the U.S. (including Alaska) but several countries. Kay loved her neighbors and “adopted” many of the neighborhood children. Kay and Jack opened their home to the neighborhood for Fourth of July parties. Most of the children of the neighborhood learned to swim in the Wilson pool.
Along with being a proud member of the Order of Easter Star, Kay enjoyed having been the member of a fun line dancing group.
The family wants to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of Kay’s wonderful neighbors who have watched out for her by often bringing food and even making sure her home was decorated for Christmas.
Visitation will be held at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary 600 N. Central Ave. Fillmore, CA on Tues. April 18, 2017 from 11am to 1:00pm. Graveside Service to follow at 2:00pm at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery 380 Cemetery Rd. Santa Paula, CA.