November 21, 2012
Kathryn Virginia Cavenar Baucum, 85, of Altus, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.
Kathryn was born June 19, 1927, in Altus. She graduated from Altus High School in 1945 and married Jack Baucum Aug. 10, 1947, in Vernon, Texas. She had been a member of the First United Methodist Church since the age of 12. Her church activities included being a member of Circle TT of United Methodist Women, Enielsar Sunday School Class, and the B.A.L.L. group. She also helped with funeral meals, was a call to worship reader, and communion Wafer Baker. She enjoyed being a member of the Caladian Club, the Literary Club, and the Coffee Cup Bunch of the Friends of the Library.
Kathryn worked at Commerce Cafeteria for two to three years as a checker, worked at the telephone office for one year, and worked as a nurse for Dr. Cooper Ray from 1955 to 1989, when she retired.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Eva Lee Cavenar Doss; her brother-in-law, O.B. Doss; and two nephews, Max Doss and Robert Doss.
Kathryn is survived by two nephews, Tommy Thompson of Moore, and Robert Doss of Texas; three nieces, Sue Donaho and Judy Wright, both of Joplin, Mo., and Barbara Votruba of Abilene, Texas; other relatives, and many friends. Her special caregivers this past year were Debbie Roberts, Donna Jones, and LaDonna Pauley, all of Altus.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lowell-Tims Chapel with the Rev. Margie Van Oostrum officiating. Interment will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
On line tributes may be made to the family at www.Lowell-Tims.com