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Caron Lynn Katko

November 27, 1942 ~ August 3, 2018 (age 75)

Caron Lynn Katko passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018, in Albany, Oregon.

Caron was born and raised in New York City and eventually made her way to the West coast, marrying the love of her life, Albert Katko in San Diego, California before settling in Corvallis in 1972 to raise their three children.  Family was always important to her.  She loved being surrounded by her children and grandchildren.  In particular, she reveled spoiling her grandchildren and dog, Shiloh.

Caron was an active member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, knitting prayer shawls with her group of friends.  She enjoyed quilting, gardening, spending time with friends, and was a voracious reader of mysteries and American history.

Caron is preceded in death by her husband, Albert.  She is survived by her sister, Phyllis Giles, and brother, Richard Rowley, daughter Denise (Loren); son Keith (Christina); son Steve (Gretchen) and grandchildren Nicholas and Natalie.

Forever in our hearts and so loved she will be missed dearly. A Rosary will be held at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 13, 2018, at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Albany.  

AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home is handling the arrangements (

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