Monday, September 12, 2011
Kathryn Moore Kuhlman entered into rest on Sept. 2, 2011 at her home at Just Like Home in Sunnyside. She was born on Sept. 5, 1915 in Mount Pleasant, Texas to J.L. and Lura (McClintock) Moore. On July 6, 1940 she and Edwin Kuhlman were married by Reverend J.I. Montgomery in Yoakum County, Texas. They moved to Prosser, Ed's hometown, and went to work with various business ventures. Ed worked for Chevron and Kathryn worked at a baby clothing store which later became a dry goods store.
In 1956, Ed's older brother, Wendell, drowned in a fishing accident in Oregon and Ed's nephew, Bruce, came to live with Ed and Kathryn in Prosser. He stayed until he graduated from Prosser High School in 1961.
In the late 1960's, they sold their house on Budd Avenue in Prosser and moved to Sunnyside with a dry goods store. In the mid to late 1970's, they moved to Hemet, Calif. to be closer to their daughter, Louise. They enjoyed their swimming pool, the dry warm climate and fresh oranges and grapefruit. The 1990's saw a move to Seal Beach, Calif. where they lived until returning to Prosser in December of 2006 to live at Sun Terrace. Ed passed away on Jan. 2, 2008 at 91 years of age.
Kathryn was a Master Bridge player and taught classes on the game of Bridge throughout the Yakima Valley. She competed in many Bridge tournaments around the country. Ed and Kathryn were members of various churches; the Presbyterian Church of Prosser, Baptist Church of Sunnyside, Baptist Church of Hemet and the Baptist Church of Seal Beach.
As Kathryn's health deteriorated, she moved to Just Like Home in Sunnyside where she remained, receiving superb care, until her death.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her daughter, Lura Louise and her husband, Edwin. She is survived by her nephew, Bruce Kuhlman and his wife, Ruth of Prosser.
Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 at the Prosser Cemetery. Prosser Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.