Kathleen Cynthia Barrie Soderstrom
Apr 17, 1923~Dec 22, 2012
Resident of Saratoga
Kathleen Cynthia Barrie Soderstrom, age 89, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2012. She was born in Leeds, England and eventually relocating from her British roots, she debarked from Ellis Island to find her future residence within the Santa Clara Valley. Kathleen has lived the majority of her adult life in the City of Saratoga, California.
Born the eldest of 5 children, she grew up and was raised in the English tradition and even up to her death coveted her British background and heritage to the fullest.
Kathleen loved to travel with her husband, Ernest Dean Soderstrom, having literally travelled the world together on excursions and cruises for most of the first 25 years of their marriage. Both Kathleen and Dean have enjoyed the benefits and unwavering love of a large extended family. Kathleen was preceded in death by her late husband, Arthur Thomas Barrie Jr. and her sisters, Dorothy and Joyce. Kathleen is survived by her husband, Ernest Dean Soderstrom of 33 years. She is survived by her other sister, Margaret and her brother, Colin. Kathleen also leaves 3 children, Colin, Joyce and Robert and step children, Eric and Susan. She was blessed with 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to a funeral held Wednesday January 2, 10:00 am at The Alameda Funeral Home, 12341 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road, Saratoga.