Katherine Ann Delores Johnson, 77, born Dec. 23, 1930, in Sharpsville, Pa., died March 29, 2008, in Crescent City after a short battle with cancer. She moved to Del Norte County in 1960. She lived in Klamath for 18 years and moved to Crescent City after her husband Lloyd died in February 2000.

Katherine loved to travel with her husband Lloyd. Some of Katherine's hobbies included fishing, yard work and cooking big meals during the holidays. Katherine loved visiting with her friends and spending time with her cats.

She is survived by her two sons, Jeff Vanpelt of Crescent City and Brian Vanpelt of Palm Springs.

The family requests contributions be made in Katherine's memory to the South Coast Humane Society, P.O. Box 7833, Brookings, OR 97415.

Private interment will take place at the Del Norte County Veteran's Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.