Katherine Irene Gound, 79, of Payson, died May 12, 2004, after a long illness. She was born Feb. 22, 1925 in Cashion, Ariz. She was a resident of Payson for more than 30 years.
She was a longtime member of the Eastern Star local chapter #64.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Linda Simpson, who was also her devoted caregiver for the last five years; her grandchildren, Christie (Archie) Abeyta, Joe Simpson and Seth (Nikia) Simpson; four great-grandchildren, Blake and Justin Abeyta, Matthew and Zacharriah Simpson.
She was preceded in death by her two sons, George Alan Simpson and Joe LeRoy Simpson; brother, Bob Gibson; sister, Margaret White; and her husband, Ernest T. Gound.
She was a kind and caring woman, a true friend, a wonderful mother and grandmother, and will be deeply missed by many.