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Kathryn Greiving

April 19, 1922 - March 3, 2007
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Kathryn Greiving age 84 of Aurora, Colorado formerly of Dyer, IN passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2007. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 9, 2007 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church 440 Joliet St. Dyer, IN 46311 with Fr. Terry Steffens officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery inContinue Reading

Luci Draayer left a message on March 31, 2007:
Some of my memories of Kathie: - Purple, purple, purple. In the last couple of months I was looking for some new clothes for her, and guess what....no purple - Cats, cats, cats. I often wondered how many cat-related items there were in her condo -- cat pin collection, mugs, knickknacks, clothes -- there must have been hundreds! - School teacher tales. It was so interesting hearing Kathie talk about teaching as it was years ago. - Catalogs. When Kathie could no longer get out to shop, she resorted to catalogs. The little mailbox downstairs in her condo could barely hold them. - Generosity. Kathie was used to giving, and as it became more difficult to remember birthdays, and send things for Valentines Day or Christmas, that really bothered her. It was clear this had been a big part of her life. I know Kathie is now at peace, after some years of struggling to find the meaing in her life as an older person. She touched many children through her life and work -- I loved hearing about the children playing on the playground after the funeral. How fitting!
Lisa Garcia Lawson left a message on March 26, 2007:
I met Kathie when I was 9 or 10 and my mother Merida Garcia was her student teacher. She and my mother formed a friendship and shared a love of travel. I enjoyed visiting her at her home in Heather Gardens and later, had the opportunity to travel with my mother and Kathie to Mexico on a number of trips. She was very kind and thoughtful and always remembered me and later, my children. She knitted some beautiful clothes for them which I will save for their babies God willing. I will remember her always!
Jonathan Chlebowski left a message on March 14, 2007:
I just remember how kind she was. She loved hearing our experiences as we were growing up and she loved sharing her experiences with us. When I told her I was taking Japanese in high school, she sent me a photo album from when she traveled to Japan. She loved enjoying our experiences and giving us souvenires to help remember them by.
Carolyn left a message on March 10, 2007:
Once when my family visited Kathryn affectionately known to us as Honey at her home in Colorado, we went on the Georgetown train through the mountains. The sides of the traincars were open, and it was raining. I sat next to Honey, and when a huge and sudden torrent of rain blew through onto everyone, all of the passengers gasped and jumped up out of their seats. Only Honey and I remained sitting. We both just looked at eachother, and she said It's only rain, right?
carolyn left a message on March 10, 2007:
Kathryn's funeral was lovely and perfect as a funeral could be. It was appropriate that the church was decorated all in the color of Lent...purple. Her beautiful flower arrangements were all in shades of lavender and violet. She loved everything purple. There was also a Bird Of Paradise flower included in one of the flower arrangements, which was her favorite flower. As we left the church and said prayers over her at the spot where she was to be burried in St. Joseph's Cemetary, a happy class of second graders on recess played only a few yards away. After the service, my family went to eat at Teible's restaurant, which was one of her favorites. After our meal, we all had a piece of chocolate mountain cake, as she was always a huge fan of sweets, and especially chocolate. She also loved the mountains, so it was convenient that it was chocolate mountain cake. All in all, it was a lovely day for kathryn, and I'm sure she appretiated it all from her watch above.
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Kristina Chlebowski left a message on March 10, 2007:
Honey was constantly a part of out lives growing up eventhough she lived miles away in Colorado. She thought of us not only on the calendar holidays but also remembered every birthday, every sacrament we received, every graduation, and even wrote cards and letters to us in between. I always looked forward to the birthday cards containing two dollar bills; I could count on the package in the mail containing a Christmas sweater; I was sent well-wishes for both my high school and college graduations. Honey was always interested in what I was doing in school and later in my career. Over the years I came to appreciate the sentiment rather than the materialism of such correspondence. A card was like a small conversation with her; a package meant that she was thinking about me; a phone call let me know that she missed me. Now every time I spend a two dollar bill, wear the last sweater she knitted for me, or read my favorite book Santa Mouse that she gave me from her old second-grade classroom, I will remember her the way she always remembered me. Honey's love so easily transcended the physical distance between her and my family, and now I am comforted knowing that she is a part of our lives watching us from above.
Anne Saumur left a message on March 7, 2007:
I met Kathie when I was a volunteer at the nursing home in which she resided, just over a year ago. I continued to visit her after she moved to St. Andrew's Village in Aurora, CO. this past August. I will always remember the way she spoke of Misty, her kitty whom she loved so dearly. As well, she told me many stories about her travels which I always enjoyed. I'll miss my visits with you Kathie but know that you are finally at peace. Thank you for sharing your days with me! Anne
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