Kathryn (Kay) Wiser

Kathryn (Kay) Wiser

Kathryn Marie Wiser was born in Steele, MO on August 1, 1919. She passed peacefully in Torrance, CA on July 11, 2013, surrounded by family. The world lost a devout democrat and avid L.A. Lakers fan, but her family and friends will always remember her for her laughter, devotion to family, and love of life. She spent her early days in rural Missouri, and moved to Long Beach, CA during the great Missouri migration in 1942. In the summer of 1948, she moved to Fresno, CA and spent many years there as a representative for Stanley Home Products. In 1968, she returned to Southern California and spent many years in the retail garment trade and real estate investment before retiring and settling once again in Long Beach. She is preceded in death by her son, Keith Kleider, and survived by a brother, John Shelton of Trumann, AR, two daughters, Beverly Marshall of Georgetown, TX, and Karen Smith of Torrance, CA, one son, Kim Kleider of Winnemucka, NV., four grandsons and seven great grandchildren. Arrangements are being coordinated by McKenzie Mortuary Services in Long Beach. McKenzie Mortuary
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on July 14, 2013