Kathleen J. Strait was born March 23, 1944 in Alameda, Calif., to Eugene and Ann Hughes after sister, Stephanie Young (Hillsborough, Calif.), and before brother, Eugene (Alameda, Calif.).

Obtaining her Nursing Degree at SOC in Ashland, Ore., her 52 year devotion to the medical field was outdone only by devotion to her family. It was in Ashland where she met and married Wilbur H. Strait, who preceded her in death (1999), and together they raised Kyle, Kirk, and Kristen.

Kathleen passed away February 22, 2014 in her hometown, surrounded by her children. Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2014 at Scenic Hills Memorial Park, Ashland.

Arrangements by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Oregon.