Merino, Katherine Louise "Nana" 10/11/21 ~ 07/17/2013 CHULA VISTA -- Katherine "Katy" Merino, passed away at age 91 after a short illness. Born in San Diego to George and Louise Rhodes, she married Carlos Merino in 1938 and had 7 children. Michael, Steven, Ronald, Charles, Gilbert, Katherine (Lisa) and Carol; preceded in death by Carlos, Michael, Steven and Gilbert. Katy trained as a Nurse's Aide and worked for 15 years at Bay General Hospital prior to retiring at age 65. She was an avid reader and always spoke her mind. She was a bright, independent woman born in a time too early for the Women's movement. She is survived by sons Ron and Charles, daughters Lisa and Carol in addition to 14 grand- children and 12 great- grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wounded Warriors Foundation or Chula Vista Animal Care Facility. Memorial service and reception will be at the Chapel of the Roses at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, CA, 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.17th.