Kathryn Elizabeth Steinmeyer died June 18 at her home in Nevada City with loving care from Hospice of the Foothills. She was 90.
The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at St. Canice Church. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 27, at St. Canice Church. A reception will follow. The Rev. Cecilio Tupasi will officiate. She will be cremated.
Mrs. Steinmeyer was born December 18, 1917, in Beatrice, Neb., to Laura Helene Saunders Pyle and Charles Pyle. She attended Beatrice High School and Chillicothe Business School. She married George W. Steinmeyer, whom she met in seventh grade, on May 31, 1945, in Dayton, Ohio.
Mrs. Steinmeyer worked as a secretary at Wright-Patterson Field during World War II. She was a devoted wife and mother. She did years of secretarial service for her husband through his master’s and Ph.D. programs. She was a charter member of WPAC of Nevada County, a Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital volunteer, and a member of St. Canice Church for years until her illness prevented her from attending. She loved St. Canice Bible study group. She was an avid reader, an enthusiastic conversationalist, enjoyed growing flowers and loved politics. She tuned into Bill Maher every Friday night, and was an Obama supporter.
Mrs. Steinmeyer is survived by her daughter, Ann Walker of Nevada City; daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Jim Stallings of San Antonio, and grandchildren Kathryn Stallings-Chiu and husband Stan of New York City, Hugo Espinel and partner Alexandra of New York City, Vishnu Espinel and partner Sita of Chicago, Loriana Espinel and partner Adriana of San Antonio, Hilary Walker of Santa Fe, N.M., and Tully Walker of Nevada City.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gail Espinel; husband, George W. Steinmeyer, and sister, Mary Hickey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.
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