Catherine LevetteCatherine “Kay” Pearl Viger Levette, 89, died May 7, 2012, at Shelton Health & Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her children.
Kay was born September 1, 1922, in Munising, Michigan to Avenon and Helena Viger, the middle of seven children. Her family moved to Shelton in 1929. Kay graduated from Irene S. Reed High School and married her childhood sweetheart, William (Bill) R. Levette, in 1940. They were married 63 years.
Kay and Bill started their family in Shelton and made their home in McCleary from the early 40s until 1963, when they moved to North Carolina for four years. Upon return, they lived in Lacey, Washington and Kay went to work for the Washington State Patrol, retiring in 1985. Moving back to Shelton in March of this year, Kay came full circle and was able to enjoy the visits of friends and family before succumbing to lung cancer.
Kay considered her family her greatest accomplishment. Kay was a lifeguard, Cub Scout den mother, Girl Scout Leader, PTA president and Sunday school teacher. Bill and Kay loved to travel, especially to Arizona for Spring Training, and enjoyed entertaining friends and family. Kay, a great cook and organizer of good times, was affectionately known as “The General” or “Big Kahuna.”
Kay was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill Levette, sisters Josephine Rau and Gertrude Batsone, brother Joseph Viger, and son-in-law, Jim C. Lovett. She is survived by her children Steve (Barbara) Levette of Union, Barbara (Dave) Anderson of Olympia, and Kitty Lovett (Lacey); brothers Bill and Butch Viger of Union, and sister Toni Hurlen of Florence, Arizona; grandchildren Christopher Sieg, Michael (Sonshine) Sieg, Mary (Brian) Murphy, and Becky Slosson; 11 great grandchildren and a great-great grandson.
A graveside service will be held at Shelton Memorial Park, at 11:00 AM, on Friday, May 11, 2012. A luncheon will follow at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in the parish hall at high noon. Forest Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Remembrances can be left at www.woodlawn-forest.com