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Katherine Elizabeth McGann

November 3, 1917 - October 8, 2017

Katherine Elizabeth McGann passed away peacefully October 8, 2017 in Medford, Oregon. She was born November 3, 1917 in New York, New York.

Kay earned an M.A. in education of the deaf from Columbia University. In 1942, she married E. Michael McGann and they raised six children, moving from New York, N.Y. to Saratoga, California. Kay managed the children, house, and ranch herself for periods of time as her husband traveled. With her family grown, Kay taught hearing impaired preschoolers at San Jose Unified School District and later at Compton School District. When retired, Kay and Mike moved to Rogue River, Oregon to join their children. Kay will be remembered for her strong will, wit, and devotion to her family.

She is survived by her children, Sheila McGann-Tiedt (Sidney), San Jose, Calif., Sharon McGann-Ducharme, Central Point, Ore., Kevin McGann (Cynthia), San Pedro, Calif., Kate McGann, Dallas, Ore., and Marian Cots (Ed); and grandchildren, Brian McGann (Theresa and four great-grandchildren), Kelly Hibbard (Carson), Colin McGann-Tiedt (Elaine), Brandon Ducharme, and Seamus Sowa.

Kay will be buried at Eagle Point National Cemetery with her husband, Michael and daughter, Maureen Sowa. Kay's family thanks the wonderful staff at Avamere Three Fountains and Sacred Heart Church for Kay's care and spiritual support.

Katherine Elizabeth McGann