Kathleen Kent Wason's Attu Scrapbook

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Kathleen "Kitty" Kent Wason, 80, died on August 23, 2002, in her home in Evergreen, Colorado after a long illness battling cancer.

Kathleen was born on October 16th, 1921, in Philadelphia, and graduated from Shady Hill School, Shipley School, and in 1943 from Smith College. She earned a master's degree in education from Fairfield University in 1976. She served in the American Red Cross on Attu Island during the Aleutian Islands campaign in 1944 and 1945.

Her husband, John; son James and his wife Nancy; and two grandchildren, Daniel and Jessica Wason were with her at her bedside when she passed away. Other surviving family members are her daughter, Wendy; sons, William and John Kent Wason; grandchildren, Max and Joshua Wason; and brother, Donald Kent.

Source: Lakewood Sentinel, page 2, Thursday, Sept 19, 2002

American Red Cross on Attu
Holtz Bay, 1945
(Courtesy of George Villasenor)


Originally published 19 September 2002