Katherine Boynton Bragg, 67, loving wife of David N. Bragg Sr., died Feb. 18, 2010, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport, surrounded by her loving family, following a 12-year battle with breast cancer.

Born in Skowhegan on Dec. 30, 1942, she was the daughter of R. True and Phyllis J. Doak Boynton. Educated in local schools, she was a 1960 graduate of Skowhegan High School and later attended Skowhegan Business College.

She married David in Sidney, Maine, on Dec. 27, 1961. The couple first lived in South Portland when David was attending SMVTI. They also lived in Keene, N.H., before moving to Rockland to follow David’s job as a Volkswagen mechanic. During the summer of 1965, they moved to their current home in West Rockport where David began his 38-year career as an Electrolux sales and service representative.

In earlier years, she worked at the former Coffee Mug, and for several years with Molly Sholes, blueberry producer, making jams and chutneys, both in West Rockport.

A devoted homemaker, Kathy was a longtime member of West Rockport Baptist Church, where she served in many capacities, including Vacation Bible School, Sunday school teacher, Evangelism Explosion and Women’s Bible Study leader. She was an active volunteer with CareNet, and for many years graciously hosted Bible studies and Good News Clubs in her home.

She was always actively involved in the lives of her children, attending all their school and sporting events, and continued that loving involvement with her grandchildren. Never able to sit still, she often kept busy making baskets and doing puzzles and Sudoku. Kathy loved spending time at the family camps in Beddington and Ashland as well as four-wheeling, snowmobiling, fishing and bird hunting. Just being there with her husband, her parents or any of her many friends and family brought her great joy.

The home that Kathy made was one that welcomed everyone. On any given Sunday after church, people would stop by for good food and fellowship, or to see what was going on because there were so many cars in the driveway. She was a “second mother” to many neighborhood kids over the years and had an extra special place in her heart for her children and grandchildren. She was adored by them like no one else. She was the kind of Grammie that every kid would want to have, loving and kind.

Kathy never faltered in her love and service to God and her family. She was rock solid in her Christian faith and her dedication to her family and husband. She lived her life to the fullest and set an example for others to follow. One of Kathy’s sons said of his mother, “I am positive she received a standing ovation upon her entrance to heaven.”

Kathy was predeceased by her son-in-law, Ronnie S. Emery in 1996.

Besides her husband of West Rockport and her parents of Skowhegan, Kathy is survived by three sons and their wives, David N. Jr. and Tammy, Brian T. and Melanie, all of Appleton, and Bruce W. and Angela of Camden; two daughters and their husbands, Brenda J. and Mark Cayouette of Rockport and Diane K. and William Patten of Appleton; two brothers and their wives, Henry and Donna Boynton of Louisville, Colo., and William and Bonnie Boynton of Skowhegan; three sisters, Roberta Conant, Dea Beauford and her husband, Raymond, all of Skowhegan, and Norma Hurlbutt of Waterville; 20 grandchildren, Alan, Dayton, Calan, True, Ivan, Max, Addie, Desmond, Ethan, Danica, Shakira, Ezra, Lydia, Owen, Clara, Chase, Kendra, Cade, Tucker and Marley; five step-grandchildren, Joseph, Jacob, Charissa, Jensen and Zachary; two special friends, Paulette Martin and Nancy Turner, who she loved like sisters; as well as many nieces and nephews who affectionately referred to her as Aunty Kay.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. at West Rockport Baptist Church on Park Street. Interment will follow in West Rockport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Deacons Discretionary Fund, West Rockport Baptist Church, 545 Park St., West Rockport, ME 04856 to support Christian outreach.

To sign Kathy’s online guest book, visit obituaries at bchfh.com.