ROARK, Kathryn L.
Kathryn L. Roark of Whittier, California passed away on the
morning of April 12th, 2013. She was in her home and
passed peacefully, surrounded by loving family.
Kathryn is survived by her son from her first marriage, Jeffrey Deckner, his wife Gisele, and their children Christopher, Colin, and Hilary. She is also survived by her step-daughter Kathie Cervantes, her husband Richard, and their four children, Robert, Phillip, Richard Jr, Cheryl, and
their beautiful progeny of 11children and one grandchild.
Born Kathryn LaMonte Clapham on July 20th, 1922 to
Waldo and Carrie Clapham in Mutual, Oklahoma. She
was one of four siblings who accompanied by their parents,
would venture west to California as refugees from the great
dust bowl. They settled in the Los Angeles area.
Known by most as Kae, she attended Plymouth Congreganational Church with her husband Robert and
volunteered weekly at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital.
Accompanied by Robert and a number of their close friends
from the Lion's Club and the Shrine Club, she traveled
widely and saw lands far from her humble beginnings. And through it all, her greatest joy was always being back home
with her family where her devotion and energies were
boundless. She belonged to the Daughters of the
American Revolution and continued her many Masonic
acquaintances even after Robert's passing in 2004.
A viewing will be held on Monday, April 22, 2013 from 6:00-8:00pm at White Emerson Mortuary in Whittier, a
funeral service will take place Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at
Plymouth Church in Whittier followed by the interment at Rose Hills Memorial Park.
White Emerson Mortuary
Assisting the Family 562-698-0304.