Welcome to the memorial page for

Katherine Anne Dietrich

October 22, 1922 ~ December 30, 2017 (age 95)

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Katherine (Kay) Dietrich passed away peacefully after 95 full years of life.  Born and raised in Hermosa Beach, CA, she moved to Pleasant Hill with her husband, Bill, in 1947.  Katherine’s years as the secretary for Carondelet High School during its first 20 years touched many lives with her caring and skills.  She was also a founding member of Pleasant Hill’s Christ the King Parish and Buena Vista Swim Club.  Katherine took joy in her family, friends, church, travels, and reading.  She moved 9 years ago to be closer to her children.

Katherine was predeceased by her husband Bill Dietrich, her grandson Andrew Dietrich, and her longtime companion Gene Callahan.  She is survived by her children Anne Kangas of San Jose, Tom Dietrich of Carmel Valley, Gretchen Dietrich-Wynne of Mountain View, and her 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass at Christ the King Church on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. and her grave site memorial at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery at 2:30.

Donations can be made to Catholic Relief Services.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Catholic Relief Services

 Service Information

Memorial Mass
January 5, 2018

1:30 PM
Christ the King Catholic Church
199 Brandon Rd @ Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Graveside Service
January 5, 2018

2:30 PM
Queen of Heaven Cemetery
1965 Reliez Valley Rd.
Lafayette, CA 94549

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