Catherine (Megivern) Jensen Liptak

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Catherine Jensen Liptak

Catherine (Megivern) Jensen Liptak, 89, passed peacefully on Oct. 9, 2017 in Bellevue, Washington with her son, Thomas Joseph Jensen and wife Marie, by her side and with the thoughts of her family and friends. Nana Katie/Aunt Kate’s kind soul shaped so many with her thoughtfulness, generosity and common sense. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Jensen, Jr. (1975), and Paul A. Liptak (2016).

Katie was born in Honesdale, PA to Beatrice and Joseph E. Megivern as the oldest daughter and is preceded in death by her brother Joseph R. Megivern and wife Barbara; her sister Caroline Ordnung and husband James; and her half-brother David Roe. She is survived by half-brother Thomas Roe.

She graduated from Honesdale High School in 1945. Her keen skills with numbers advanced her in her education and served her well as a bookkeeper for Case Tire Services, the Paul Matter Studebaker Agency and Wayne Manufacturing Company.

She was not only a bookkeeper of money, but of genealogy records dating back to the late 1700’s and photo albums that will be forever cherished by surviving family members.

Katie’s passion for pies and homemade treats will be long-remembered by those who joined her at holidays and on special occasions at her home in Bethany and cabin at Elk Lake. She never let a birthday, graduation or holiday go by without sending a card.

She will be dearly missed by many including her surviving grandsons Alexander, Santa Monica, CA and Benjamin, and their mother Elizabeth Jensen, Kirkland, WA and step-grandson, Kevin Stake, Seattle, WA.

Her Megivern family nieces and their families: Coleen and Mike Ryan and their children Luke, Matthew, Sierra, Hunter, Alyssa and Stephen Ross, Jr.; Erin and Mitch Coleman and their children Sara and Daniel; Tara and John Fiorelli and their children Ayden and Devon; Bridget and Edwin Rodriguez and their children Veronyca, Stephanie and Nataly.

Her Roe family: Patricia Roe and her children’s families: Michele and Thomas Kennedy and their children  Teddy and Caitlin; Terri and Carl Rogler and their children Audrey and Henry and David and Jennifer Roe.

Her Liptak family: David and wife Judy and their children Darren and wife Nadja and Ryan and wife Olga; Daniel and his children Ashley and wife Ellie, Jessica and Dustin; Gerald and wife Linda; and James and wife Lisa.

Her best friends Esther Harrington and Jean Oprisko are also sad at the loss of their dear friend.

A burial will be held in Honesdale in spring 2018. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to: Wayne Library Alliance Donation ( in honor of Katie’s years as volunteer at the Honesdale Library or to the Alzheimer’s Association ( in the name of Catherine Jensen Liptak.

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