In Memory

Kittie Lundgren **

Kittie Lundgren **

Kittie Lundgren
1935 - 2017

 

 

Kathryn Elizabeth Lundgren(1935 - 2017)

 

 

LUNDGREN, Kathryn Elizabeth
Kathryn "Kittie" Lundgren of Austin peacefully passed away on January 30th, 2017, at the age of 81, after
a struggle with pulmonary fibrosis.  Kittie is survived by her children Erik Lundgren (Kimberly) of Corpus
Christi, and Sharon Lundgren (Peter Fisher) of Houston, and her grandchildren Katie Lundgren, Nathan Fis
her, Noah Fisher, and Evan Lundgren. She is preceded in death by her parents Arne and Eleanor Stole of
Everett, Washington, her former husbands, Marvin Roger Davis and Robert Emil Lundgren of Elgin, Texas,
and hersister Valencia Wilson of Akron, Ohio.

Kittie was born on December 11, 1935 in Everett, Washington. She graduated from Everett High School in
1954, where she was crowned Homecoming Queen, and received her BA in Education from Western Wash
ington University.  In June of 1959 she married Navy pilot Roger Davis. After Roger's sudden death when
his plane went down near Hawaii, Kittie moved to Johnson AFB, in Tokyo, Japan to teach military
dependents with DoDDS. It was there she met Robert Lundgren, the Principal of Johnson High School.
The two married on March 19th 1964. Erik was born in Tachikawa, Japan, followed by Sharon in Palo Alto
, California.

The family lived in Palo Alto and Arcadia, California, Tachikawa and Yokota, Japan, and Wiesbaden,
Germany. Upon Bob's passing in 1991, Kittie moved to Austin, TX.

Kittie was a devoted mother and grandmother, as well as an avid traveler. She had a bright, effervescent
personality, and was quick to make friends everywhere she went. In addition to teaching children, she
taught English to Japanese adults, and also led tour groups to many countries in both Asia and Europe.
She also loved bowling, bridge, and mah jongg.

She was an active member of St. Luke's On the Lake Episcopal Church in Austin, and the Assistance
League of Austin. We would like to thank her caregiver and friend Kacey Lutton, and Hospice Austin.
She is loved by many all around the world, and will be missed.

A private family gathering will be held for Kittie at a later date. Should friends desire, contributions may
be sent to the Assistance League of Austin (www.alaustin.org).
 

Published in Austin American-Statesman from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2017  

 

The Johnson High alumni will miss Kittie very much.