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In Memoriam: Kathy Ratliff (June 14, 1950 – Nov. 10, 2021)

Kathy Lorraine Ratliff of Mount Angel, Oregon passed in the early hours of Nov. 10. Her kind spirit and tight embrace still, and always will, linger in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her. 

The wife of an army mechanic turned farmer, Kathy Lorraine dedicated her life to her family. A nurturing soul, she and her husband, Carl, raised two boys; eventually welcoming grandchildren and great grandchildren into the world. 

True to her roots, Kathy was born in the heart of the Willamette Valley along with her four sisters, Virginia, Kimberly, Toni, and Sandi, only living for a short stint in Germany while Carl served before settling in Mount Angel. 

As the family enters the holiday season, Kathy’s warmth and rightful place at the table will be missed immensely. They will be holding a private remembrance in her honor. 

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