Katherine Ann (Wiser) Chavez, 66 years of age, of Holdrege
Funeral Services for Katherine A. (Wiser) Chavez will be conducted from the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege, Nebraska on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Mr. Daryl Wyatt officiating. Following the traditional funeral service, cremation will take place and a private family inurnment will be held at the Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege at a later date.
Katherine Ann (Wiser) Chavez, 66 years of age, of Holdrege, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013 at her home in Holdrege. Katherine was born April 28, 1947 in Kearney, Nebraska, the third of four children born to Jack J. and Violet Ann (Anderson) Wiser. She received her education in schools across Arizona, Louisiana and Nebraska, moving several times due to her father's work. Katherine graduated from Holdrege High School with the class of 1965.
In May of 1968, Katherine was united in marriage to Thomas Chavez and to this union one daughter, Adrianna was born. Over the years, Katherine worked in the bookkeeping field, where she was employed by Bierman's Repair, 1st Security Bank, the Phelps County Assessor's office, and Erickson's Electric. Katherine then moved to Arizona and Texas, working at a Gas and Shop, J.C. Penney's, and the Play House Toy Store. In 1982, Katherine returned to Holdrege, where she was employed by the Aten family and Roy and Mary Pearson providing housekeeping duties for several years, until she retired due to her health. The job she enjoyed most was being a hands-on Grandma, taking care of her grandchildren.
Katherine attended and was a devoted member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Holdrege. She enjoyed board games, crossword puzzles, was an accomplished seamstress and had a special place in her heart for animals, especially her cats.
Besides her grandparents and parents: Jack and Violet Wiser, Katherine was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Joyce Wiser in infancy.
Katherine is survived by her daughter, Adrianna Fulmer and her husband, James Scott Fulmer of Holdrege; five grandchildren: Nikolos, Zaiden, Kiera, Aizyn-Reine, and Yazlyn Fulmer; two brothers: Darrell Wiser of rural Holdrege and Jim Wiser and his wife, Ann of rural Wilcox, Nebraska; and nieces and nephews: Jodi Elgan and her husband, Steve of Holdrege, Michael Wiser and his wife, Tiffany of Holdrege, Joel Wiser and his wife, Sabina of Denver, Colorado, and Jesse Russo of Ft. Worth, Texas; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.
A memorial has been established in Katherine's honor and kindly suggested to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Holdrege.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of arrangements.
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