KATE W. TABOR

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KATE WILLIAMS TABOR  

Died peacefully surrounded by family Sunday, November 25, 2012. She was born June 15, 1927 in Baton Rouge, LA, and raised at her family home, "Mulberry," outside Camden, SC. She graduated from the Garrison Forest School in 1945 and from Sarah Lawrence College in 1949. After her marriage to John K. Tabor in 1952, she lived in Pittsburgh, PA. She was one of the founders of Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Arts Festival for which she received a public a Public Service Citation from the mayor.
 
In 1973, she moved to Washington when her husband was appointed Undersecretary of Commerce by President Nixon. She became chairman of the Women's Committee of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and an ex-officio member of the Corcoran Board of Trustees from 1982-1984. She was a president of the Georgetown Garden Club and an active member of Georgetown's St. John's Episcopal Church.
 
She is survived by two sons, John K. Tabor, Jr. of Portsmouth, NH and William H. Tabor of Alexandria, VA; a brother, Joseph H. Williams of Charleston, SC, and four grandchildren. She listened intently to her grandchildren and gave them the gift of encouragement and steadfast support.
 
Her optimism, laughter and love for friends and family will be greatly missed.
 
There will be a celebration of her life at St. John's Episcopal Church in Georgetown at 2 p.m., December 10, followed by a reception at the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church or the Women's Committee of the Corcoran Museum.


Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 2, 2012