Katherine Marie Oglesby

Katherine Oglesby

Katherine (Kathy) Marie Oglesby passed away July 14, 2019, at the age of 84.


Born September 8, 1935 in Kinston, North Carolina. Katherine spent her childhood spending summers on Bogue Sound in Newport, North Carolina on her Grandparents watermelon farm developing a life-long love of Bogue Sound.  She shared this family legacy with her beloved nieces.


After graduating from Kinston High School, she attended Salem College in Winston Salem, North Carolina where she received a BS in Medical Technology and Duke University receiving a MA in Chemistry.  Katherine pursued her passion for Chemistry working in various laboratories and as an independent clinical consultant.


Katherine resided in Washington State for much of her adult life, living in Olympia on Puget Sound. She enjoyed boating, gardening, and reading.  After retirement, Katherine volunteered at local elementary school helping children with reading.


Katherine had a life long love of travel and traveled to many foreign destinations.  Katherine spread her love of travel to her family, always including her family in her travels.


Katherine will mostly be remembered for her generosity and caring for her families and friends.  She loved unconditionally and with selflessness.


Katherine is survived by her loving family, Ralph Thiers; Tim and Karen Thiers and children David, Jeffery, Micheal and Katie; Sandi Oglesby Cannon and Curtis Cannon and children Vandy, Corey and Nada; Kathi Knowles Oglesby and children Jamie, Jesse and Jack; Wendi Oglesby Johnson and Hugh Johnson and son Parker.


She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Franklin and Katherine Gaddy Oglesby; her step mother Rebecca Pierce Oglesby; her cherished brother, Harold Franklin Oglesby and her beloved friend Judy Thiers.


A private memorial will be held.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider donations to the Sound View Original Free Will Baptist Church of Newport, North Carolina.

One Response to “Katherine Marie Oglesby”

  • Sylvia Cannon Kyle says:

    My dearest Sandy, I am so sorry for your lost, which I know is great.,, Please know that you are a special lady as was Your. Aunt, Katherine.She was loved by many and will be missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all.Sylvia

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