10/5/1937 - 11/6/2016
Katherine Iona Van Ness, 78, went to a better place after ten years with Alzheimer's. She was born to Howard and Rose Waggoner in Bakersfield, Calif. and attended schools in Sacramento, Calif. including Junior College.
She met Oscar in Sacramento after he and his family moved in a few doors down the block. They married two years later. After their two boys were born, they moved to Meadow Vista, Calif. where she served 25 years as a Teacher's Aide for Placer Hills Union School District.
She is survived by Oscar Van Ness, husband of 57 years, her children Jon and Roy (Terry); grandsons Sean (Ariel), Nathaniel, Christopher (Lorrie) and Nicholaus; great grandchildren, Skyla, Paige and Titus.
Katherine was predeceased by her sister Ethel Johnson of Roseville, Calif.
At her request there will be no services.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Nov. 13, 2016