Katherine Anne Stenblom July 21, 1947 - September 15, 2016
Katherine Anne Loukas was born July 21, 1947 to William and Patricia Loukas. Kathy grew up in Astoria, attended Astoria High School, graduating in 1965. Following graduation, Kathy attended business school. On December 2, 1966, she married Richard Stenblom. Kathy was lucky enough to stay home and raise two wonderful sons, Mark and Michael, working to provide a home away from home for the boy's group of friends.
When her sons were grown, Kathy went to work for the county, and worked for Clatsop County Sheriff's office, until her retirement in 2008. She was very proud to work as a support to law enforcement and enjoyed getting to know the officers and their families.
Kathy lived a full and rewarding life surrounded by family and friends. In her younger years, she enjoyed a great passion for salmon and sturgeon fishing as well as four-wheeling with her family at Sand Lake. She loved spending time with family, cooking, gardening, watching sports, and classic cars-especially the 1966 Corvette Dick gave her in honor of their wedding anniversary.
Kathy often welcomed friends and family into her home and was a wonderful cook and host. She enjoyed meeting friends for lunch and was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi for over 40 years. She enjoyed traveling and countless vacations in Mazatlan, Mexico. An animal lover all her life, Kathy developed a very special place in her heart and found joy in spending time with her dog, Bob.
Kathy loved her grandsons Ryan and Bailey dearly, treasuring every minute she spent with them, having them over often and taking them on excursions. She loved attending their school and sports activities. She loved watching them grow up into wonderful young men.
Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, aunt and uncles, sister, Karen Morris, and niece, Stephanie Johnston. She is survived by her loving husband Richard of Astoria, sons Mark (Susan) and Mike (Brenna), and grandsons Ryan and Bailey; an aunt, Niami Koskelo, sister-in-law Nancy Young (John); nephew Matthew Lane (Jennifer), great-niece, Shayna Johnston; cousins Jeanne Morris, Lynda Campbell (Steve), and Doug Parker; and special family friend, Troy Basel (Kerith).
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 24th at 12:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church, with a potluck gathering to follow at the Astoria Elks. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kathy's name to Astoria High School Athletics.