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In Memory of

Kathryn Alice Fears

June 13, 1924 - March 28, 2015

Obituary


A Mass of Christian Burial for Kathryn (Kaye) Cordry Fears will be on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler at 10:00 A.M. Bishop Joseph Strickland will preside. Visitation is scheduled on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, from 9:15-9:45 a.m. prior to the Mass.

Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Kaye was born June 13, 1924 in Dawson, New Mexico, to Peter and Frances Cordry and passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

She started college at the University of Texas in Austin where she...

A Mass of Christian Burial for Kathryn (Kaye) Cordry Fears will be on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler at 10:00 A.M. Bishop Joseph Strickland will preside. Visitation is scheduled on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, from 9:15-9:45 a.m. prior to the Mass.

Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Kaye was born June 13, 1924 in Dawson, New Mexico, to Peter and Frances Cordry and passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

She started college at the University of Texas in Austin where she was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. After three semesters, she switched to the University of Oklahoma in Norman and married Jesse Edward Fears. After raising her two children, she went back to school and graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.

Kaye and Jesse married in Bartlesville, Oklahoma December 30, 1945. They celebrated 68 years together.

While living in Midland, Kaye was active as a Cub Scout den mother, a Girl Scout leader, a member of the League of Women Voters, and taught catechism and English as a Second Language classes. She moved with her family to Tyler in 1972 where she was president of the Immaculate Conception Altar Society and president of the Council of Church Women, and again taught ESL classes and immigration assistance. She was devoted to her Sunday-By-Sunday Bible Study group where she made lasting friendships. Kaye also enjoyed membership in the American Association of University Women.

Kaye loved to travel and learn about other countries and their cultures. Her travels have taken her to four continents, North and South America, Asia and Europe. She also loved to play bridge and mah jongg.

She is predeceased by her parents and her loving husband, Jesse.

She is survived by her son, Peter Fears and his wife Reyna, from Fort Worth, and her daughter Marty Koss and her husband Frank, from Plano; and four grandsons, Travis and Paul Fears and Adam and Matthew Koss.

Kaye asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the Diocese of Tyler School Scholarship Fund or the M.D. Anderson Cancer Foundation.