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Obituary: Kathryn Ann Steevens

Beloved grandmother, mother, longtime CUSD employee

Kathryn Ann “Kay” Steevens died peacefully on May 16 of natural causes at the age of 93.

Born in Rathbun, Iowa in 1928, she was the oldest daughter of Croatian immigrants. She left home after graduating high school at the age of 16 to attend secretarial school in Chicago, Illinois. She remained there for many years until moving to California in the 1950s. She went to work for Aerojet General, in Azusa, where she met her husband, John Steevens. She and John married in Pasadena, then settled in Claremont in 1959, where they raised four sons.

She was a longtime employee of Claremont Unified School District, mainly at Claremont High School. The couple were parishioners at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Claremont, where she was active in the CCD program and eucharistic ministry to the sick and elderly.

She is survived by sons John Steevens, of Claremont, David (Peggy) Steevens, of San Diego, Mark (Suzanne) Steevens, of Foothill Ranch, California, and Chris (Laura) Steevens, of Wilton, New Hampshire; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 27 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 435 N. Berkeley Ave., Claremont CA, 91711.

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