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Katherine Lucille (Money) Eastham, 91, died June 28, 2017, in Eugene, Oregon, after a long illness.
She was born Katherine Lucille Money on Aug. 27, 1925, in Heron, South Dakota to Charles and Minnie Money. In her early childhood — and during the Great Depression — her family moved to California for a short time before settling in Yakima, Washington, which she considered her hometown.
She attended the Yakima Seventh-Day Adventist Church School but didn’t finish her education in her youth.
“Her life-long goal was to complete her schooling and in 2001 — at the age of 76 — provided a wonderful example to her family by earning her GED, which she proudly framed and hung on her wall for all to see,” her family writes.
While visiting family in Ketchikan, she met Harold “Hal” Eastham. They were married on April 15, 1948.
“After several years of trying to have children, they finally became pregnant with son David but were devastated when he was stillborn in 1952,” her family writes. “God was good and daughter Linda was born in 1953, followed two years later by another daughter, Nancy. They were blessed again in 1956 with a set of twins to keep them really busy — daughter Judy and son Bill.”
They called Ketchikan home for more than 30 years while raising their family. In 1980, they moved to Juneau to be closer to their daughter Nancy. They later retired to Spokane, Washington, and when Mr. Eastham died in 1993, Mrs. Eastham moved to White Salmon, Washington, where she lived for more than 18 years. She later moved in with her daughter, Judy.
Mrs. Eastham was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Mrs. Eastham was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; son, David; and daughter, Linda, who died in 2006.
She is survived by her daughters, Nancy (John) Manly of Juneau, Judy (George) Waldrip of Fall Creek Oregon; and son, Bill (Lorrie) Eastham of Ketchikan; grandchildren, Anderson, Evan and Ben Manly, Kevin Pleban, Dr. Jennifer Rearrick-Tan, Jacob Rearrick, Leia Bundy, Asha Dugan and Sean Eastham; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Eastham’s remains will be interred at the Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima.