Katherine Elizabeth Doucette Sampson


Katherine Elizabeth ""Kaye'' Doucette Sampson, 86, of Duluth, passed away with family at her side on Thursday, July 3, 2008, in St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born in Duluth on Aug. 27, 1921 to Jerome and Proxada Doucette. Katherine married Leonard Sampson in October of 1947. She was a lifelong member of St. James Catholic Church. Kaye was a volunteer for many years in Duluth; including the Depot, Telecare/Friends, Chris Jensen, and for a special needs bowling league (Bob Sundquist Super Stars). In 1992, she was a nominee to the Duluth Hall of Fame. She was also involved in the American Legion Post 71 Auxiliary and the Operation Post Home 1. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; son, Leonard Jr.; daughter, Deborah; brother, Lawrence; and sister, Winifred. Survivors include her children, David (Laurie) Hagberg of Sarasota, Fla., Susan (Robert) Graves of Gardner, Kan., and Kelley (Richard) Conley of Duluth; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and her brother, Louis (Jan) Doucette. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Diamond Willow Arbor Rose for their friendship and wonderful care. VISITATION:5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Bell Brothers Chapel and from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 9, 2008 in St. James Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Charles Flynn officiating. Inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to U.D.A.C.

This obituary was originally published in the Duluth News Tribune.

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Auntie Kaye Fond memories of you and our visits when I returned to Duluth will with me forever! God Bless. I love you Randy

You will always live in our hearts and prayers.

I'll keep you in Memory when I'm bowling in the league and will never forget you.

So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a good friend to my dad, Noble Lovering. On many occasions they went to breakfast together. When I visited my dad, we usually did breakfast and lunch with "Kathy". My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

David, Susan, and Kelley so sorry for your loss. Your mother was always nice to all of us neighborhood kids. You will be in our thoughts.