Mrs. Kathryn Isabell Quinn Lange, 95, daughter of longtime Ackerman community leader D.H. and Isabell Quinn passed away Dec. 15, 2012, in Kalispell, Mont.
Kathryn was cremated at her request, and private family services have been held.
Kathryn was born Sept. 9, 1917, in Ackerman, the daughter of pioneer and early settler David Houston Quinn and Isabel Dora Thomas Welch Quinn. Kathryn was baptized at 12 years of age at the First Baptist Church in Ackerman. She received her early education in Mississippi.
In 1934, after graduation, she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Choctaw County agents’ office for eight years. She taught Sunday School in the Primary Department.
During the war in the 1940s, Kathryn moved to California to live with a sister. She worked in San Francisco at the Southern Pacific freight office as a billing typist. She met and married Lt. T.E. Lange, liaison pilot in the 5th Field Artillery, stationed in Italy. After the war when he returned home, they bought a new house in Menlo Park where their son David was born at the Palo Alto Hospital. She became a full-time homemaker and stay-at-home mom, enjoying her family and her son's ball games as he grew up. She also loved summer camping.
At the time of her death, Kathryn was a resident of Buffalo Hills Terrace, Kalispell, living there for the past 10 years.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ted; half-brothers, Tims, Frank, Harry, Everette and Robert Quinn, and L. Dow Welch; half-sisters, Rosa Mae, Evelyn Quinn, Nannie Lee “Nancy” Sides, Madie “Jack” Welch Brown Humburg; and Ted’s sister, Marj Cary.
She is survived by her son, David Lange (Robin); sister, Dody Murphree; three grandchildren, Hilary and Shane Hutcheson, Whitney and Walker Milhoan and Brady Lange; four great-grandchildren, Ella and Delaney Hutcheson and Gunnison and Agusta Milhoan; and several nieces and nephews. Her sister Dody Murphree and deceased half-brother Dow Welch have been long-time Starkville residents.