Katherine Ann Lawrence
May 21, 1947 - Jul 23, 2015
Katherine Sakai Lawrence passed away following a long fight with cancer on July 23, 2015 in Sacramento surrounded by her family. Kathie was born on May 21, 1947, the eldest child of Sue and William Sakai (deceased) and was preceded in death by her brother Wes Sakai. She is survived by her son Aaron, sister Wendy Notsinneh (Walter), two nephews, Anthony and Curtis (Josefina) and grandniece Olivia. Born and raised in Sacramento, she was a graduate of C.K. McClatchy High School, Sacramento City College (Art), and City College of San Francisco (dental technician). Kathie lived in Sacramento where she worked professionally in dentistry before working for MRM Marketing in artwork/rights management. Later she transitioned to work for the State of California. A passionate artist, jeweler, and cook, her elegance and creativity were embodied in all that she did and appreciated by those she loved. Kathie was a proud and loving mother, a caring sister, beloved auntie, and friend to many. A memorial service will be held at 2PM on Saturday, August 1 at the Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church (SJUMC), 6929 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on July 30, 2015
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