Katherine Mathis (1932 - 2017)

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  • "In loving memory. Rest in peace Aunt Kathy."
    - Burt and Kathy
  • "My sincere condolences to the Holscher children, a dear..."
    - Marie (Nuglene) Gregg
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    - Sadie Spargur
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    - Jackie Agnew
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Katherine "Kathy" Katagalria Mathis, 84, returned to her heavenly home on Oct. 28, 2017, after a valiant battle with long illness.
Kathy was born on Nov. 4, 1932, to Tom and Erma Tomaganuk in Hooper Bay, Alaska. The family moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1973, and resided there until the time of Gods calling. She was raised in a Christian household, which would be a lifelong support from an early age. She was employed by various places throughout her life as a resource teacher and a basket weaver for the Anchorage School District.
Kathy was blessed with a large and loving family. Her Christian faith encouraged many. Though she resided in the city, she continued to follow her traditional lifestyle.
Kathy was an avid basket weaver, also weaving beautiful dance fans and mats. She enjoyed attending church and sharing choruses as testimony, berry picking, grass picking for weaving, and making her special soups known as "Grandma's soup." She is dearly missed by her family and friends. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God eased her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.
Kathy is survived by her sons, Wilfred Hoelscher, Murphy Hoelscher and Nicky Hoelscher, all of Hooper Bay, and Howard Hoelscher of Anchorage; daughters, Marilyn Hoelscher and Virginia Hoelscher of Hooper Bay, Carol Hoelscher, MaryAnn Hoelscher, Kimberly Hoelscher, Marla Hoelscher and Eleanor Tomaganuk Charlene Mathis of Anchorage, Linda Peter of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Kathy Jr. of Eagle River, Alaska; three brothers; four sisters; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Scott Mathis; a son; brothers; a sister; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., on Nov. 16, 2017, at First Evangelical Covenant Church, 1145 C Street in Anchorage; please bring a dish to share, as there will be a potluck. Services and burial to follow in Hopper Bay.
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Cremation Society of Alaska
7216 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK 99507
907-277-2777
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Published in Anchorage Daily News from Nov. 12 to Nov. 14, 2017