Kathryn "Kathy" ROGERS(1941 - 2014)

ROGERS, Kathryn "Kathy"

Today we celebrate the life of Helen Kathryn "Kathy" Tonahill Rogers. Kathy was born January 19th, 1941 in Waco, Texas to Geneva & Denzil Tonahill. She passed away, surrounded by her family, in Austin, Texas on March 20, 2014.

Kathy grew up in Waco, attended Baylor University, and graduated in 1978 from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in accounting. She held professional positions as a CPA with the University of Texas. After her retirement, Kathy enjoyed traveling, being active in a number of civic organizations, gardening, entertaining and being a mother and grandmother.

Kathy was a member of many Austin organizations, including serving as Sustainer in the Junior League of Austin and the Sustainers Garden Workshop. the Helping Hand Home for Children, the Antiques Club of Austin, the Austin Women's Club, the Settlement Club and UT SAGE classes for continuing education. She served as president of the Docents of the Governor's Mansion, was an Austin Symphony Orchestra season ticket holder and attended the Symphony's Arbor Lecture series. She was active in book club and was a member of Tarrytown United Methodist Church. Kathy was a sought after member of these organizations because she was disciplined, reliable and participatory. You could count of Kathy; she was someone you wanted on your committee.

Kathy loved her family above all. She spent her life supporting her daughters and their children in everything they did. From her "Camp Kaki" in the summer to attending her grandchildren's concerts, recitals or sporting events, spending time with Kaki was always fun.

Kathy is survived by her loving family, Kim & Dave Murray, Karon & Ken Shouse, Angela & Carlos Godby, Caroline Murray, Margaret Murray, Corbin Shouse, Kathryn Shouse and Adele Godby.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to either the Foundation For Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types (www.firstskinfoundation.org) or The Settlement Home of Austin.

A celebration of Kathy's life will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:00AM at Tarrytown United Methodist Church, 2601 Exposition Boulevard. All are welcome at a reception immediately following the service in the church Fellowship Hall.

Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com

Published in Austin American-Statesman from Mar. 23 to Mar. 25, 2014