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Kathryn Moorhouse Obituary
Moorhouse, Kathryn Pollok Born May 4, 1915 in Temple, Texas, passed away on March 10, 2012. She was the daughter of Dr. Lewis William Pollok and his wife Kathryn Geisel Pollok, and younger sister of Lewis William Pollok, Jr. Dr. Pollok was one of the founders of King's Daughters Hospital in Temple, Texas. After graduating from Temple High School in 1931, Kathryn attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1935, and went on to earn a Master of Arts from the Teacher's College at Columbia University in New York City in 1936. She returned to Temple where she taught elementary school. Kathryn enjoyed traveling, and while on a cruise to South America met Alfred Blanchard Moorhouse, of Boston, Massachusetts. They were married in 1940 and took up residence in Boston, where Alfred was employed in the family printing business. Upon the outbreak of World War II, Kathryn moved to Temple while Alfred served in the United States Army Intelligence Corps. While in Temple the couple's only child, Lewis Alfred Moorhouse, was born. After the war the family returned to Boston where they were active in local business organizations and Harvard University alumni activities. They continued to travel all over the world, visiting six continents and countless nations. Upon her husband's death in 1986, Kathryn moved to the family's summer home in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, where she was active in the local historical society and craft circles. Kathryn continued to travel and research the Pollok family genealogy, a lifelong hobby. She returned to Texas in 2002 to be near her family and enjoyed many friends and activities at Presbyterian Village North. She sewed quilts and toys for Children's Medical Center of Dallas and many other organizations benefitting children. Kathryn is survived by her nieces Nancy Pollok Guinee, Clemence Louise Ligon, and Nancy Kathryn Ligon of Houston and Martha Clemence Pollok of Dallas, and nephews Lewis William Pollok, III and Lewis William Pollok IV of Dallas. Burial will be on Wednesday, March 14th at Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple. A memorial service will be held in the auditorium at Presbyterian Village North on Friday, March 16th at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Equest Theraputic Horsemanship, Box 2109, Wylie, Texas, 75098.


Published in Dallas Morning News from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2012
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