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Katharine "Kathy" Maxwell

1944 - 2016 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Katharine "Kathy" Maxwell Obituary
October 5, 1944 - November 29, 2016 Katharine (Kathy) Maxwell, 72, passed away peacefully at her home on November 29, 2016 in Los Angeles. She was surrounded by her sisters and close friends. Kathy was the daughter of John E. Maxwell, Mrs. Chester (Frances) Stayton and the stepdaughter of Dr. Chester A. Stayton, all of whom preceded her in death. Born in Washington, D.C., Kathy was raised in Indianapolis. She graduated from North Central High School and attended Stephens College in Columbia, MO. Kathy was a resident of Los Angeles for 52 years. She had a successful career in retailing beginning as a department store buyer and rose to a senior executive with Warnaco Corporation. At Warnaco, she built the White Stag and Catalina brands sold exclusively at Wal Mart stores. As a top executive, Kathy traveled the world, mentored hundreds of people, and was a creative and visionary force in the retail industry. Kathy was devoted to her family and friends. She impacted all who knew her with her curiosity, spirit and enthusiasm for life and the world. Kathy is survived by her sisters Patty Maxwell, Jane (Jim) Maxwell Hulbert, Elisabeth (Mike) Maxwell Gonella, Mike (Carol) Stayton, Tom (Barbara), Bob (Mary) Stayton, Barbara Stayton, Carol Stayton, nieces, nephews, her beloved dog Carson and her dearest friends, Mick Dowd and Michael Romaniello. A memorial service will be held in Los Angeles. Plans are pending. Donations may be made be made online to The Glendale Humane Society (CA).
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2016
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