Kathryn George, 93, former Colorado Springs resident, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the Colorado Plains Medical Center in Fort Morgan, CO. She was born Feb 7, 1920, near Danbury, NE. Kathryn was a public school educator for more than 50 years. Her teaching career specialty was working with special education programs for the learning disabled and serving as a reading instructor. She was very involved in school districts in Nebraska and Colorado. In 1985, Kathryn lived in Colorado Springs to assist her daughter and grandson, Mary Lykins and Andrew "Bumper" Lykins. While living in Colorado Springs she served as an ordained deacon in the First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs. Kathryn moved back to Brush in 1992. Kathryn was very involved in the communities which she lived. She was awarded the Outstanding Contributor Award from the Colorado Council of Reading in 1980, Outstanding Special Education Teacher in Colorado in 1978, and received special recognition at the National Reading Association in 1979. She was a member of PEO Chapter T, Pi Lambda, Kappa Delta Pi, and Delta Kappa Gamma, and had served as a Past Matron of Eastern Star. Survivors include her grandson Bumper Lykins and his wife Kim; and 2 great grandsons. She was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Linda & Mary; 2 sisters and her parents. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, April 3, at 11:00 AM at the Rankin Presbyterian Church in Brush. Inurnment will be in McCook, NE. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to Blue Horizon Inc. Youth Organization in Morgan County or to the Rankin Presbyterian Church both c/o Heer Mortuary, 222 Cameron Street, Brush, CO 80723. Condolences may be sent at heermortuary.com.
Published in The Gazette on Mar. 31, 2013