Katharyn S. Lash

Sep 05, 2017
Katharyn Lash

Friendship — Katharyn S. Lash, 88, entered into the care of her Lord and Savior Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, surrounded by her daughters, in the comfort and peace of her home, following a long illness.

Born in Rockland Oct. 21, 1928, she was the daughter of John A. and Lena Ulmer Stevens. Educated in local schools, she was a 1947 graduate of Rockland High School.

On Aug. 9, 1947, she married Robert S. Lash Jr. in Rockland. Bob and Kay made their home in Friendship, where they raised their family.

Kay was a longtime active member of the Friendship United Methodist Church.

Besides her husband of 66 years who died in 2013, Kay was predeceased by two half-brothers, Arron Stevens and Robert Stevens Sr.

She is survived by three daughters, Laurinda L. Cushman and her husband, Albert, Marilyn E. Lash, Celia L. Briggs and her husband, Chuck, all of Friendship; six grandchildren and their spouses, Jessica and Joshua Barrett of Island Pond, Vt., Cecily and Andrew Havener of Friendship, Christopher and Cayce Briggs of Newcastle, Laura and Jacob Oliver of Nobleboro, Matthew and Meghan Briggs of Cushing, Gwendolynn and Joshua Glidden of Friendship; and 14 great-grandchildren, as well as many extended family members.

The family wishes to thank Hospice Home Health Care for the excellent care and attention given during the last 17 months, with a special debt of gratitude to Richard and Val.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Old Village Cemetery, Friendship. The Rev. Robert Dorr and the Rev. Alan Chamberlin will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Volunteer Auxiliary, 40 Anchor Drive, Rockport, ME 04856.

Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland. To share a memory or story with the Lash family, visit their online Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

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