Mary Kathryn Bramley 7/31/1923 - 3/20/2014 Katrin, as friends knew her, was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, was raised in Cleveland, Ohio and was married to Phillip James Bramley on September 19, 1945. They celebrated 65 happy anniversaries together. Katrin began singing as a little girl and never stopped. Whether it was an aria from a favorite opera, a Schumann song cycle, a hymn at church, or to a tune playing on the radio, her beautiful lilting mezzo soprano voice was sure to ring out. She was a longtime member of PEO Chapter J, the Opera Guild, Assistance League, founding board member of the UofA Humanities Seminars, and St. Mark's Presbyterian Church. She was active in the arts community in Tucson where he enjoyed and supported Arizona Opera, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Theatre Company, Invisible Theatre Company, and student productions at the UofA. Her children, Kate Clark, Phil Bramley, Jr., Doug Bramley and Peter Bramley, as well as eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren survive her. Her family thinks it's fitting that she died on the first day of spring. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Donations to Arizona Opera in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. Arrangements by DESERT ROSE HEATHER MORTUARY.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Mar. 26, 2014