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Friday, June 2, 2023
2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)
Friday, June 2, 2023
Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)
A memorial service for Miss. Martha Katherine Glasgow, 76, of Monroe, LA, will be held at 3:00 P.M. Friday, June 2, 2023, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd., Monroe, LA. Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home.
Martha Katherine Glasgow left us peacefully in her sleep May 09th 2023.
Kathy is survived by her brother Hugh G Glasgow III (Grace), Cousins Hugh Youngblood, Hugh Youngblood Jr., Breston Youngblood, Caroline Youngblood, dear friend Douglas Spencer and a devoted companion Mirepoix.
She was predeceased by her parents Hugh G. Glasgow Jr. and Martha Jane Hill Glasgow.
Kathy was born in Birmingham, Alabama on February 27th 1947, and moved to Monroe with her family upon the death of her father in 1961. She attended Neville High school and continued her education at Blue Mountain College, where she received her Bachelor’s degree and completed her Master’s Degree at Texas Woman’s University.
She had a successful career at Doctors Nursing Center in Dallas, Texas. Kathy loved all things Texas including Tex-Mex cuisine and was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan.
Kathy was also a phenomenal cook and loved to do the small things to make a dish special. In her earlier years she loved to entertain with flair and artistic expression. She had something special for every holiday as well as decorations to make a statement.
In 1983 Kathy left her beloved Texas to return to Monroe to take care of her ailing mother, Martha Jane. After Martha’s passing, she stayed in Monroe to be close to family.
Kathy was fiercely loyal to family and friends and did not mind telling you the truth. (Asked for or not.) She was a loving sister, an avid dog lover and was an active supporter of the ASPCA.
Over her life she volunteered at the Pilot Club of Monroe where she served as President (1989), The Dallas Federation of Musicians, the Dallas Boy and Girl Scouts, Lake Highlands High school FHA club, Lake Highlands Woman’s League and the Assistance League of Dallas.
Kathy’s educational background was recreational therapy. Her work required getting residents involved in mentally and physically challenging activities to enrich their lives, organizing and directing activities such as arts and crafts seasonal parties, games films and even donning roller skates on a cold grey day and rolling from room to room to liven up the spirits of the residents.
Her brother remembers her excitement when she worked with a child challenged by physical limitation. Kathy and the child spent hours on just working to catch a ball. The sense of accomplishment that Kathy was able to instill in the child was one of her proudest accomplishments.
I love this quote from Kathy, “I enjoy helping people. I am creative, artistic and like learning new skills which I can use to work with others. I am adaptable, to me Life is an Adventure.”
As Caroline Youngblood remembers: No matter what was going on in Katherine’s life, she always had a positive note in her voice and encouragement to share.
Hugh says his sister’s pursuit of a master’s degree inspired him to complete the same educational achievement.
We will remember Katherine as a loving sister, a friend, an inspiration, and for her generous heart.
Our lives are richer for the short time we had with her.