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Ms. Katherine McArthur Westmoreland

In Loving Memory of Ms. Katherine McArthur Westmoreland MS. KATHERINE McARTHUR WESTMORELAND, 90, ALSO KNOWN AS “KITTY” OR “GRANNY,” PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2008, AT RIVERVIEW NURSING HOME IN RICHCREEK , VIRGINIA .  KITTY WAS BORN IN HOPEWELL , VIRGINIA ON AUGUST 28TH, 1918. HER PARENTS WERE THE LATE WILLIAM McARTHUR AND ETHEL MAY WATSON.  SHE SPENT MOST OF HER LIFE AS A HOME MAKER, MARRIED TO THE LATE WILBUR CLAUDIE WESTMORELAND FOR 57 YEARS AND RESIDED IN RICHMOND , VIRGINIA . SHE RAISED THREE SONS AND LIVED THE PAST 10 YEARS WITH HER YOUNGEST SON, JAMES McARTHUR WESTMORELAND, HIS WIFE AMY, AND THEIR DAUGHTER EMILY.  SHE DIVIDED THE REST OF HER TIME TRAVELING TO DALLAS , TEXAS AND RICHMOND , VIRGINIA TO VISIT HER OTHER SONS, WILBUR CLAUDIE WESTMORELAND, JR. AND WILLIAM EDWARD WESTMORELAND. KITTY ENJOYED TRAVELING THROUGH THE YEARS WITH THE GOOD SAM AND NATIONAL RAILROADERS CAMPING CLUBS AND VISITED EVERY STATE IN THE UNITED STATES, EXCEPT FOR ALASKA .  SHE HAD MANY FOND MEMORIES OF THESE TRAVELS.  KITTY ALSO ENJOYED GOING TO THE GILES COUNTY SENIOR CENTER AND LOVED WORKING JIGSAW PUZZLES.  SHE RESIDED AT RIVERVIEW NURSING HOME FOR THE PAST 11 MONTHS.  SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER THREE SONS: JAMES AND AMY WESTMORELAND OF PEARISBURG, VA, WILBUR WESTMORELAND OF DALLAS, TEXAS, AND WILLIAM AND LIZ WESTMORELAND OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA; TWELVE GRANDCHILDREN: EMILY WESTMORELAND, ANDY AND KERI WESTMORELAND, JEANNIE AND JASON ALEXANDER, AMANDA WESTMORELAND, DAVID AND JEANNIE WESTMORELAND, CHARLIE WESTMORELAND, PAULA TROUPE, MICHAEL AND BEVERLEY WHITE; AND NINE GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.  A GRAVESIDE FUNERAL  SERVICE WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2008 AT 10:00AM AT WESTHAMPTON MEMORIAL PARK IN RICHMOND , VIRGINIA , WITH THE REV ERNEST HOGGE OFFICIATING. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS AT THE GRAVESIDE FROM 9:00 AM TO 10:00AM.  MEMORIALS CAN BE MADE TO EITHER GILES COUNTY SENIOR CENTER OF PEARISBURG, VIRGINIA OR FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF PEARISBURG, VA. If you would like to send your condolences to the family via Givens Funeral Home, simply sign the Memorial Guestbook by clicking the link.  Your condolences will be printed out and given to the family.        

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