Katherine Birney


SUBLETTE — Katherine Carol Birney, 74, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Applewood Our House in Golden, Colo.

SUBLETTE — Katherine Carol Birney, 74, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Applewood Our House in Golden, Colo.

She was born Dec. 11, 1937, in Erick, Okla., to Everet Charlie and Dolly Gilchrist Files.

On July 26, 1957, she married Roy Max Birney in Orange Cove, Calif. They moved to Garden City in 1979. She was a secretary in the Garden City school district for 18 years.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Gregory Earl Birney of Golden, Colo., and Russell Dale Birney of Boulder, Colo.; a brother, Charles Files of Bakersfield, Calif.; two sisters, Sharlene Huncovsky of West Covina, Calif., and Joyce Duzac of Santa Clara, Calif.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Haskell County Cemetery in Sublette.

Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at Swaim Funeral Chapel of Sublette. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home, Box 607, Sublette, KS 67877.

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