Kathryn Coultas Downer of Denton, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, after a long battle with breast cancer.
She was born July 3, 1946, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Richard and Lillian (Green) Coultas of Winchester.
She graduated from Winchester High School in 1964 and attended Illinois College in Jacksonville from 1964-1966. She received a degree in Retail Buying and Fashion Marketing from Tobi-Coburn Fashion School in New York City in 1967. She returned to Illinois College and received her degree in 1972. Kathy taught third grade at Franklin Grade School in Franklin from 1972 to 1979. She lived in Jacksonville from 1972 to 1986 with her husband Jim, while he worked for Illinois College. They later moved to Springfield from 1986 to 2008, where she worked for Jim Wilson's Interiors. Kathy and her husband of 45 years moved to Denton, Texas, and retired in an area called Robson Ranch.
She is survived by her husband James; son, James Matthew of Clinton, S.C.; sister Jeanne Downer and brother-in-law Robert of Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Robson Ranch Clubhouse in Denton, Texas. Memorial donations may be made to
, P.O. Box 560089, Dallas, TX 75356.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Feb. 24, 2013