THOREEN, Kathryn Esther Katie passed away at the age of 96 years on Friday, March 23, 2012 at the Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree, CO. Katie was born May 13, 1915 in Harlan, Iowa to Neil and Mary Tobiasen Carmichael. She grew up on the Carmichael farm attending rural schools through eighth grade and then graduated from Harlan High. After graduation she attended beauty school in Sioux City, IA. She lived with the Tobiasen family (her mothers brother) while attending beauty school. After school she returned to Harlan to begin a life-long career of hair styling. On May 30, 1948 she married Tom Marcum, a World War II veteran and newspaper advertising salesman from Red Oak. The Marcum family made their home in Red Oak where Katie began a beauty shop in their home and also began a family with the addition of sons Jim and Bill. Katie & Tom raised their family and were active members of the Presbyterian Church and other social groups. Tom passed away in August 1978. Katie remained in Red Oak until 1988 when she married her old family friend George Thoreen on July 3, 1988 in Lexington, Nebraska, where they made their home. Katie was very active in the community, her church, and many volunteer activities including serving Meals on Wheels until the age of 90! George passed away in December 1994. She moved to Colorado to be near her son, Jim and daughter in law Cheri Marcum, and their children in October 2011. Katie is survived by her son Thomas James (Jim) and Cheri Marcum of Larkspur, CO and their children Mike and Michelle, and by her son William Neil (Bill) and Mattie Marcum of Corpus Christi, TX, and their son Neil, and by 6 grandchildren. Katie is also survived by step children Lynn and Bruce Smith and their children, Burke, Stacy and Stefany and Rick and Lynda Thoreen and their children Traci and Nick and also great grandchildren. Graveside services are Friday, March 30 at 1:00 pm at Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, Iowa. Memorials are suggested to Ronald McDonald House or Meals on Wheels. Flowers may be delivered to the Vinton Street Chapel, 2466 So. 16 Street in Omaha.
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