Catherine Pauline Perez, 80, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.
She was born April 1, 1937, in Ingalls, to Fred and Anna Cecilia Kowalski Kuddes.
On Aug. 25, 1956, she married Tony Perez in Ingalls. They moved to Garden City after their marriage. He died in 2005. She also was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Charlie Kuddes, Fred Kuddes Jr. and Bill Kuddes; and two sisters, Emma Jo Smith and Evelyn Kuddes.
Mrs. Perez worked as an office manager at Farm Management in Garden City. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed sewing, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
Survivors include three children, Diane and husband Eric Solze of Garden City, Curtis Perez and his partner Stephen Johnson of Garden City, and Donna Wilkerson of Garden City; a brother, Joe Kuddes of California; a sister, Helen Wilkinson of Montezuma; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.
Visitation hours are 2 to 5 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.
Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com. Memorials are suggested to St. Catherine Hospice or High Plains Public Radio, both in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.